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Englewood Holiday Open House

Englewood’s annual Holiday Open House Celebration will be held on Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Englewood Government Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. Holiday music will be performed by the Englewood Civic Band starting around 6:30 p.m. There will be ongoing entertainment for the children including balloon animals and a visit from Santa Claus. Santa will arrive around 7 p.m. Remember to bring your camera. Cookies will be served. No charge to attend. Open to everyone.

Union tree lighting ceremony

The City of Union’s annual Christmas tree lighting celebration is Sunday, Nov. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the corner of West Martindale Road and Montgomery Street. Santa will arrive on a city fire truck to visit with local children who can have their photos taken by their parents. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided. The city requests families attending to bring one or more canned good or non-perishable food items to stock the Northmont FISH Food Pantry.

Road closure

Kayler Road (between mailbox 1976 and Eaton-Lewisburg Road) beginning at Eaton-Lewisburg and ending at Ozias Road, is closed for at least 3 weeks (until approximately Dec. 4) for a bridge/culvert replacement. No traffic will be permitted.

Dynamite Dreams Farm Toy Drive

Dynamite Dreams Farm’s 4th annual Toy Drive for Preble County and Christmas Light Display will be held from Dec. 1-17, at the farm located at 7495 Ohio 122 West in Eaton. Bring a new toy and enjoy the lights. Toys will be donated to Home is the Foundation to provide to families needing a extra help this coming holiday season. Toys can be left at the farm anytime, Dec. 1-17, or dropped off at the HIT Foundation office, 111 W. Somers St., Eaton. The light display will run from Nov. 27 through Christmas, from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. Park and walk along the lighted pathway. There are over 120,000 lights and 600-plus decorations to enjoy.

Little Shop of Sharing Bazaar, Bingo

Little Shop of Sharing in Camden will host a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Dec 1, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Bingo Friday, Dec. 1, at 6 p.m. All events are at the Dover, 100 S Lafaytette St., in Camden. The public is invited to come Christmas shop, eat and play Bingo on Friday, for a night of fun, food and door prizes. Food will be available at Dover Dive on Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. along with a variety of baked goods. On Saturday, come shop and bring the kids to visit with Santa from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Brookville Seniors Citizens Christmas Luncheon

All senior citizens residing in the Brookville School District are invited to attend the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon at Brookville High School. This year’s luncheon will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 1:15 p.m. Call 937-833-6761 to make reservations.

TCN Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon

The Tri-County North Local School District’s 2023-2024 Senior Citizen Holiday Luncheon will be held on Friday, Dec. 8, at 12:30 p.m. in the Tri-County North HS/MS Cafeteria. The luncheon is hosted by Tri-County North Schools and supported by the Lewisburg Chamber of Commerce. The luncheon will be served by the TCN Cafeteria Staff and TCN FFA students. Entertainment will be provided by the music department. All senior citizens who reside in the Tri-County North School District are invited to attend the luncheon. There is no charge but reservations must be made.To make reservations, call Noelle Rhoades at 937-962-2671, extension 1001. Deadline for reservations will be Thursday, Nov. 30.

Christmas Caroling at Garber Nature Center

The public is invited to Indoor Christmas Caroling with Curt Duncan at the Preble County Park District’s Garber Nature Center, 9691 Ohio 503 North, Lewisburg, on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 3-3:45 p.m. and 4-4:45 p.m. RSVP by Monday, Dec. 4, to [email protected] or call 937-962-5561. Light refreshments will be provided.

ESC Board meeting change

Notice is hereby given that the December regular monthly meeting of the Preble County Educational Service Center Governing Board scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 5:30 p.m. has been changed to Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Preble County Educational Service Center, Conference Room, 597 Hillcrest Drive, Eaton. The purpose of the meeting will be for all regular general purposes.

Road closure notice

Paint Road (between mailbox 5132 and Cox Road,) beginning at County Road 335 and ending at Cox Road, is closed until approximately Dec. 21, for a full bridge replacement. No traffic will be permitted for additional information contact the Preble County Engineer’s Office at 937-456-4600.

Continued road closure

Brubaker Road at Brubaker Covered Bridge is closed for an as of yet undetermined period of time, beginning at Ohio 122 and ending at Aukerman Creek Road due to damage to the bridge incurred in a traffic crash. No traffic is permitted.

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