Community briefs

Coalition meeting set

The Coalition for a Drug Free Brown County meets the first Monday of the month. Meetings are held at the Educational Service Center, located on Hamer Road. The next meeting will be 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1.

Ellis for Sheriff open forum

Gordon Ellis, candidate for Brown County Sheriff, will host his second open forum for interested voters at the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center beginning 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2. All are encouraged to take this opportunity to meet Ellis, ask questions and hear his views on the future of the Sheriff’s Office.

BC Christian Academy to host ‘Information Coffees’

Brown County Christian Academy Informational Coffees will hold “Information Coffees” for prospective families to learn more about the opportunity for their children to attend the school.

All meetings will be at the BCCA, located 116 College Avenue, in Sardinia. Space is limited, RSVP to to secure a spot.

Meetings will begin at the same time and will take place 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4; and Monday, Feb. 22.

BC Board of Mental Health and Addiction Service meeting scheduled

The Brown County Board of Mental Health and Addiction Service meeting will be held 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Board office, located 85 Banting Drive, in Georgetown.

St. George Church to host several activities next weekend

St. George Church will host several activities beginning Friday, Feb. 5. On Friday, February 5, A Silent Auction will open at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Some of the items to be auctioned include a Watson’s wood burning stove, old trunks, antique clocks, dishes, glassware, small appliances, sports memorabilia, religious paintings and statues and much more. The auction ends 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

There will be a Euchre tournament 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5. Call 937-392-1116 to sign up. Registration for the Texas Hold’Em starts 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6.

Food will be served from 4 – 7 p.m., Friday; from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday; and from 1 – 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7

Quarter Raffle at Southern Hills Career Technical Center

Interfaith House will host a Quarter Raffle at Southern Hills Career and Technical Center, located 9193 Hamer Road, in Georgetown. The even will take place Friday Feb. 5. Doors open 6 p.m. and the raffle starts 7 p.m..

Interfaith Assistance Association, Inc. (Interfaith House) is a non-profit group whose primary purpose is to provide food and clothing for residents in need in Adams County. Adams County is one of the poorest counties in Ohio with 45 percent of its people eligible for food stamps. The number of families served each month has increased while donations have decreased.

Opportunities to win great collections of products from some favorite companies. Bring a bag of quarters, get a number and paddle, bid on items for only one to four quarters and win when that number is called. Paddles are one for $1 or six paddles for $5. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

In case of inclement weather this winter check the event on Facebook or contact a vendor. A decision will be made by 3 p.m. the day of the event.

American Legion to sponsor Sweetheart Dance

American Legion Post 180, located 1001 S. Main Street in Georgetown, will hold a Sweetheart’s Dance, 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, Feb. 6.

There will be door and raffle prizes. Setups will be provided. Music will be by The Last Shot Band.

The cost is $8 single or $15 per couple.

Proceeds will benefit the Veteran Support Programs.

Bethel Museum to host exhibits and Native American artifact collection

During the month of February, the museum is featuring a display of antique handkerchiefs and ruby red glassware for reflections of Valentines Days of the past. For more information, visit

Local member Tony Wetzel is a long time student of Native American cultures and hunter and collector of artifacts. He will be exhibiting, demonstrating and talking on how the Woodland Tribes made their tools and how they made maple syrup and sugar on Saturday, Feb. 6. All the tools he uses are original. Wetzel is a regular exhibitor at the Cincinnati nature Center and at local schools.

This will be at the Bethel Historical Museum, located at the corner of Plane and Main streets in Bethel. The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month.

Open Arms Always to meet

Proceeds go to sponsor the post’s veteran support programs.

Open Arms Always Veterans Support Group will meet 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Mt. Orab La Rosa’s.

Election for officers will be held. Open Forum discussion on veterans issues will be discussed.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 937-51-9543 or visit Face book or the website at

Men of St. Joseph plan fish frys

The Men of St. Joseph of St. Mary Church, Bethel, will be sponsoring a fish fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Friday from Feb. 12 until March 18. They are held at the church, located on state Route 125, just east of Bethel.

Menu items include fish (baked or fried), shrimp, grilled cheese, macaroni and cheese, French fries, refreshments, homemade pies and cakes and other desserts.

WB Board meeting date changed

The regular meeting of the Western Brown Board of Education has been changed to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8 at the district office.

GUMC Valentine Dinner planned

There will be a Valentine Dinner 5-7 pm. Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Georgetown United Methodist Church. The dinner will continue until the food is gone. The church is located 217 S. Main, in Georgetown, at the corner of Main Street and state Route 125. All who attend are asked to use the state Route 125 entrance to the fellowship hall.

The menu is baked spaghetti, breadstick, salad, ice cream sundae, cookie and beverage. All donations go to the building fund to help renovate this historic building.

Music and treats are also planned for the event.

For more information, call 937-378-3353.

Introduction to Beekeeping

The Brown County Beekeepers will be offering a special meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, at Western Brown High School.

“Introduction to Beekeeping” is specific to help people learn and get started.

The regular Brown County Beekeepers meeting is 7 p.m. Feb. 9, at Western Brown High School, with a program on “Increasing your hives inexpensively.”

Brown County Singing Convention

If you have a special song, poem or any other God-given talents you would like to share or you just enjoy a fun time of fellowship, come and join on the third Friday of each month for the singing convention.

The next event 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Georgetown Church of the Nazarene, located 4884 state Route 125, in Georgetown.

For questions or more information, contact Larry Downing at 937-446-3259.

Cabin Fever Quarter Craze and dinner will be hosted by the Ripley Women’s Club

Ripley Women’s Club will host Cabin Fever Quarter Craze and dinner. The event will take place Friday, Feb. 26. Doors open 6 p.m., festivities begin 6:30 p.m. and will take place at Ripley Life Squad.

Come out and support the women and community of Ripley. The dinner menu will include pork BBQ, slaw, chips, dessert and drink for $5.