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Greene County News

Grace Craft show

XENIA — Grace Chapel will hold its Great Grace Craft and Present Palooza, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at the chapel, 100 Grace Dr., Xenia. Funds will used for the Grace Learning Center, a non-profit child care center.

Trunk or Treat

FAIRBORN — Trunk or treat is a fun, safe alternative event compared to traditional trick-or-treating. Hosted at Grand Heights Baptist Church, 1611 Armstrong Road, it will offer free snack foods, hayrides, games and a bounce castle. Cars, trucks and vans will be decorated in various fall season motifs, allowing children to dress up in their favorite costume and visit each vehicle for a special treat. It takes place 5-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Grand Heights Baptist Church.

Community meal being held one week early

FAIRBORN — Celebration Worship Ministries, 633 West Funderburg Road, is hosting its monthly community meal Monday, Oct. 24. The church usually hosts its community meal on the last Monday of the month. However, due to Halloween and a conflicting trick-or-treat schedule, Celebration Worship Ministries officials have opted to host the community meal a week early. The community meal will resume its regular schedule for the month of November.

Celebration Worship Ministries also offers pantry services for those in need, which is open during the community meal as well as during its services, 7 p.m. Thursdays and 11 a.m. the first, third and fourth Sundays of the month. For more information, visit the church’s website at

Holiday bazaar set

BEAVERCREEK — St. Andrew United Methodist Church will host a holiday bazaar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the church, 350 North Fairfield Road. The ladies of the church have been busy making crafts during the year to benefit the mission work of St. Andrew through the upcoming bazaar.

In addition to holiday crafts, there will be the popular attic treasures, used toys, sweet shoppe, used book, tapes and CDs, cookie walk, theme baskets, artisan’s gallery, bake shoppe, silent auction and pre-owned children’s clothing. Lunch with homemade pies will be served 9:30-3 and Santa will visit from 11-1 p.m. with pictures available.

Free clothing

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn United Methodist Church is starting its fifth year at the free clothing store, The Family Closet, located at Fairborn United Methodist Church, at 100 N. Broad St. During 2014, the church offered free clothing, coats and shoes to 298 families including 461 adults, 103 teens and 343 children.

The hours of operation for The Family Closet are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and the first and third Saturdays of each month from 9-11 a.m. Check with the church 937-878-5042 before holidays to make sure it is open. All clothing is donated whether it is used or new. Anyone needing clothing is welcome to come.

Wind in the woods

BEAVERCREEK— Wind in the Woods will play special music for the 11 a.m. service at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 350 N. Fairfield Road. Jenelle Allen, Recorder/viola da gamba. Margaret Erin, Recorder/viola da gamba. Lawrence Pitzer, Lute/Recorder.

Greene County News report compiled by staff.

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