UVCC to host fall community open house

PIQUA — Upper Valley Career Center will host an open house at the Willowbrook Environmental Education Center on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 1-4 p.m.

The afternoon will include guided autumn nature walks through the Willowbrook land lab. Visitors can see first-hand the wide variety of experiences, subjects, and skills that Landscape and Natural Resources students are exposed to throughout the year in this lab.

Visitors can also experience the “best kept secret in Miami County”, the J. Scott Garbry Museum. This collection of historical items from Miami and Shelby Counties from around the turn of the 20th century is truly amazing.

The diverse collection features a village square that provides a glimpse back to 1900 with a barbershop, general store, bank, post office, offices for a doctor, dentist, lawyer, and so much more. Native American artifacts and early settler items – including a covered wagon are just some of the items that will catch your eye and interest.

After all of this, sample some wonderful sweets and hearty savors, slow-cooked in a dutch oven, over an open fire then take home some pure maple syrup made by the UVCC Landscape and Natural Resources lab.

This event is free, open to the public, and families are encouraged to attend with their children.

More information can be found on Upper Valley Career Center by visiting www.uppervalleycc.org or calling 937-778-1980.