Daily Happenings

White Fence Gallery offers new class

Black eyed Susan’s, bluebells and a summery meadow will be featured in the new painting class offered at White Fence Gallery from 6:30 until 8 p.m. on July 18 and 25. Master artist Tom Clemens will return again to teach artist of all experience levels to create this beautiful painting for their own homes or for a special gift. The $25 fee will cover two nights of instruction, supplies and an 11 by 14 canvas. View the painting on the gallery’s Facebook page. RSVP via Facebook or by calling 740-649-1402.

Compassionate Friends to meet

The Compassionate Friends of Fayette County will hold their monthly support group for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings on Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Medical Arts Building #2 classroom, 1510 Columbus Ave. in Washington C.H., located on the Fayette County Memorial Hospital campus. For more information about the meeting, contact Pam Melvin at 740-490-8393, or email at tcffayco@yahoo.com.

Red Cross Blood Drive to be held

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Friday, July 21 at the Fayette County Fair (Bus) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact 1-800-RED CROSS or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Or walk in the day of the drive. All donors receive a buy one get one admission pass to the Columbus Zoo.

MT Class of 1972 to hold reunion

The Miami Trace Class of 1972 will hold its 45-year reunion on Saturday, July 22 at the Crown Room at The Rusty Keg restaurant in Washington C.H. Social hour will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations are needed by July 1. For more information, contact Mike Bentley at 937-675-2003.

Fayette/Madison County PERI to meet

The Fayette/Madison County Chapter of O.P.E.R.I. will hold its bimonthly meeting Wednesday, July 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Commission on Aging, 1179 S. Elm St. in Washington C.H. There will be a table reserved for those who would like to come prior to the meeting for lunch at 11:30 a.m. For lunch reservations, call the FCCOA at 740-335-2159. The speakers will be Bob Peterson of Senate District 17, which includes Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Highland, Jackson, Pike and Ross counties, as well as portions of Lawrence Pickaway and Vinton counties, and Gary Scherer, representative of the 92nd House District, which includes Fayette County and portions of Pickaway and Ross counties.

United Way looking for Hometown Heroes

The United Way has a motto of “Living United.” Do you know someone who “Lives United” by serving others, serving our community, sacrificing to put others first? The United Way of Fayette County is now accepting nominations for our 2017 Hometown Hero celebration. Now is the time to recognize and thank those individuals who are serving this community and making Fayette County a great place to live. The United Way is again honored to host this event and hope you will take the time to nominate an individual who deserves a thank you for what they do for our community. Stop by the United Way office, located at 101 E. East St., or the Record-Herald, located at 757 W. Elm St. to pick up a nomination form. You can also download the form from the website, www.unitedwayfayco.com. Deadline for nominations is July 28.

Red Cross Blood Drive to be held

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held Monday, July 31 at Southern State Community College from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact 1-800-RED CROSS or visit the website www.redcrossblood.org. All donors receive a buy one get one admission pass to the Columbus Zoo.

Armco Reunion to be held Aug. 4

The ninth Armco Reunion will be held Friday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion Post 25 in Washington C.H. The social hour will begin at 5 p.m. with the picture taken at 6:15 p.m. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and is open to retirees and former employees only.

Blood drive to be held at GUMC

The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive at the Grace United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Tues., Aug. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To schedule an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code GraUMCWashCourtH.

Grace United Methodist Church is located at 301 E. Market St.

MT Class of 1967 to hold 50-year reunion

The Miami Trace High School Class of 1967 will be holding their 50th reunion Aug. 11-13. Several activities are planned including a dinner at the Rusty Keg on Saturday, Aug. 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. for social hour and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Those interested should contact Melany Stinson Newby at melanysn@merr.com or by phone at 614-947-7154. Reservations are needed by July 30. Questionnaires should be returned to Charlotte Morgan Kearney. The committee is asking for any information on the following classmates: Phillip Arnett, Ruth Ann Downs Ridge, Harold Dunn, Bobby Elzey, Vickey Frazier Romine, Robert Harris, Joe Heath, Becki Kilgore, Valerie Landrum Jordan, Alice Leeth Wilson, Susan Sollars, John Taylor, Mary Jo Taylor Coleman, Donna Thorton Caggett, Judy Watkins, Bessie Wilcox and Doris Williams Showalter.

WHS Class of 1951 to hold 66th reunion

The Washington High School graduating class of 1951 will be holding their 66th class reunion on Aug. 12 at the Staunton Fellowship Hall, 4806 US Route 62 Southwest, Washington C.H. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. and the buffet at 1 p.m. Please send your reservation in before July 22. As to the cost and where to send check, please refer to your letter. If you have misplaced your letter, please call Shirley Stackhouse at 740-335-4835 before July 22.

MT Class of 1977 to hold 40-year reunion

The Miami Trace Class of 1977 40-year reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Paul E. Hughey Post 25 American Legion Event Center. No invitations will be sent out; only announced by word of mouth, local media and social media. Music will be provided by a DJ, beverages must be purchased on site, and there will be a $5 donation at the door. Visit and RSVP to “Miami Trace Class of 1977” Facebook page or text 740-572-0491.