Santa Breakfast on December 4, 2010

The Monroe Area Community Foundation and Kroger are hosting their first Santa Breakfast on Saturday, December 4, from 9-12 am.  Stop in the Primary School cafeteria on Macready Avenue to eat breakfast and participate in several activity stations in the gymnasium and cafeteria.  Breakfast and stations are included in the $5 cover charge.

Don't forget to bring letters to Santa to post in the North Pole Express mailbox.  Listen to story time in the lending library and partake in their craft stations.  Purchase one or more of their popular cocoa kits for yourself or gifts.

Call Gina Miltenberger at 513-623-0874 or John Singleton at 513-478-8112 for more information.  Also visit our website at

“Let Heaven and Nature Swing” December 4-5

The Monroe Community Chorus accompanied by 18 of the top professional musicians in the Cincinnati area will be performing "Let Heaven and Nature Swing" at the Monroe High School Auditorium on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th at 7:30 p.m.
These concerts will feature the 66 voice Chorus and several guest artists performing wonderful Christmas music in a "jazz and big band" style.Also performing will be Flor & Billy Byrd, Jennifer Moak, & Erena Sue Daniel.  
The Choir is directed by Larry Daniel and most of the Chorus is made up of Monroe residents, along with voices from Middletown, Trenton, and West Chester.
There is no admission charge and tickets are not required. Be sure to arrive early for a good seat!

Presbyterian Church Christmas Pageant

The Monroe Presbyterian Church will present a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service and Christmas Pageant at 7:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Open practice for all children interested in participating in Christmas Pageant will be held on Sunday, December 6th at 10:30 a.m.
The church is located at  57 W. Elm Street.

Bethlehem Village December 12 & 13

The Monroe First Church of God will recreate the sights, sounds and activities of Bethlehem 2000 years ago for its regionally-acclaimed Bethlehem Village. The walking tour through the village is free and open to the public.
Upon entering, visitors will be given a few “shekels” to purchase small items from the many shops in the village. The potters, tent makers, bakers, leatherworkers and many other tradespeople will be happy to share information about their crafts.
Visitors may also encounter shepherds with their animals, Roman Centurions, and perhaps a beggar or two along the way. Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus can also be found in the manger. Read more »

Gifts from the Heart at Elementary

This will be the eighth annual Gifts from the Heart food drive. Every year the Monroe School Community joins together to help those in our community who need some assistance during the holidays.
Each grade level will be responsible for donating selected items. The items are to be brought to school and put in marked tubs on Main Street. Collection of items will begin November 30 and end on December 11. The gifts will be distributed on December 16th.

The following are the selected items to be donated by each grade level:

  •  3rd Grade: canned goods (all types)
  •  4th Grade: baking needs (flour, salt, sugar, cake, cookie mixes, brownie mixes and muffin mixes)
  •  5th Grade: dry goods (stuffing, mac and cheese, rice, pasta mixes, spaghetti, noodles, etc.)
  •  6th Grade: canned goods (all types)

Let's teach our students that the Holidays aren't just about getting gifts, but are more about giving from the heart. The feeling that you get from giving is far greater than the feeling of receiving!


Monroe Community Chorus Accepting New Members

The Monroe Community Chorus and Jazz Orchestra is gearing up for their 4th Annual Christmas Concert Series. The group is headed up by Larry Daniel, (Music Director at Monroe United Methodist Church), Mick Salyer (Music Director of Monroe Church of God), and Mike Ballamy (Music Director of Yankee Road Church of God). The concerts will be December 4th and 5th in the Monroe High School auditorium.

The Chorus is made up of approximately 50 voices from the area, and the Orchestra includes professional musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony, Blue Wisp, and the College Conservatory of Music.

Rehearsals begin in September, and participants will be provided with music and a listening CD to help them prepare. Please contact Larry Daniel at 539-8521 or 827-1483 for more information.

Toys for Tots Application Dates Announced

Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots Program
Serving Butler and Warren County Children will be taking applications on the following dates:

Oct. 22, 2007 - 2:00 - 6:00 P.MOct. 23, 25, 26 and 27th- 9 :00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M. At 65 S. Main St. 2nd floor of the Commercial Building, Middletown, Ohio 45044.

Nov. 26, 2007 - 2:00- 7:00 P.M.
Nov. 27- 10:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M
Nov. 29- 10:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M.
Nov. 30 - 1:00- 6:00 P.M.
At the Franklin Public Library
44 E.4th St., Franklin , Ohio  45005


You must reside in Butler or Warren County to receive assistance, please bring the following to apply:
Picture I.D for applicant
Proof of Address
Children's Birth Certificates
Proof of Income
Medicaid, Caresource or Amerigroup if received
If Foster Parent or Guardian, court documents are needed.

We assist with children ages newborn to 13 years of age. Read more »