Events and information

Nov. 27

The Town of Bunker Hill will host its Christmas tree lighting on Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Bunker Hill Community Center at 208 W. Broadway. Kids and residents are invited to bring an ornament to hang on the tree.

Nov. 29

The Miami County Democratic Party will meet Nov. 29 for their monthly meeting and pot luck at 6 p.m. at 190 E. Harrison Street in Denver.

Dec. 2

Loree Brethren Church will host their monthly chicken noodle dinner on Dec. 2. The November dinner has been canceled.

Dec. 4

The City of Kokomo is bringing back a holiday tradition to downtown with a Christmas Parade planned for Dec. 4 at 6 p.m.

Entries will include local marching bands, service organizations, local businesses and personalities.

Those wishing to participate in the parade by marching or entering a float need to download the registration form and waiver.

For questions contact Dave Trine at 765-456-7472 or at dtrine@cityofkokomo.org. The deadline for entries is Nov. 26.

Dec. 10

Pre-orders for Parkview Methodist Church mincemeat and pie sale are due by Dec. 10, by calling Maureen at 765-473-6706. Items available are: mincemeat pies, $12; sugar cream pies, $10; 9-inch chicken pot pies, $11; individual size chicken pot pies, $5.50. Pick-ups will be on Dec. 15. See Dec. 15 entry for details.

Dec. 11 – Dec. 12

The annual Twelve Mile living Christmas pageant will be at Plank Hill Park on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Kathy Buczkowski at 574-721-6876 or kbutch622@yahoo.com.

Dec. 15

Parkview Methodist Church will host its mincemeat and pie sale on Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1785 S. State Road 19 in Peru. Quarts are $10. Pre-orders for the following are due by Dec. 10, by calling Maureen at 765-473-6706: Mincemeat pies, $12; sugar cream pies, $10; 9-inch chicken pot pies, $11; individual size chicken pot pies, $5.50. These will be available for pickup on Dec. 15 as well.

Feb. 26

The Miami Co. 4-H Council’s 49th annual Pancake & Whole Hog Sausage Day will be Feb. 26 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $7. Extra fried patties are $1 each. Bulk meat sales available. For more information, call 765-472-1921. The event will be drive-thru only.

Ongoing

Dog tags are available at the Miami County Courthouse, Room 107, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per dog. Residents can also mail payment to Miami County Courthouse, 25 N. Broadway, Room 107, Peru, IN 46970. They are asked to enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope and tags will be mailed along with a receipt. Please make checks payable to Miami County Treasurer. For questions, call 765-472-3901 Ext. 1860.

The Miami County Republican Party holds its monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at party headquarters at 171 N. Miami St. in Peru.

NA Recovery Meetings

Wednesday

7:30 to 9 p.m. – Healing House meeting – 234 W. Main St.

Thursday

7:30 to 9 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Sunday

7:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

AA Recovery Meetings

Monday

12 p.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Tuesday

6 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Wednesday

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Thursday

6 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Friday

12 p.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

7:30 p.m. – Miami Nation of Indiana Tribal Headquarters, 80 W. 6th St. (use east entrance)

Saturday

10 a.m. – Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

Sunday

2 p.m. – Women’s only meeting, Library, First Christian Church Library, 53 W. Main St. (use elevator entrance)

Vaccination information

The Miami County Health Department is providing COVID-19 vaccinations now at the county health building on 12 S Wabash St. in Peru. Vaccines are available to those ages 12 and up on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Walk-ins are welcome for first-dose COVID-19 vaccines ONLY and only during the clinic times listed above. The Health Department is also offering Pfizer/Moderna boosters but appointments are required to receive those shots.

To make a vaccination appointment visit the state-run website ourshot.in.gov or by calling 765-472-3901 ext. 1293.

Adult flu shots are also available on a walk-in basis during the vaccine clinic times above.

Testing available

COVID-19 testing is available through the Miami County Department of Health at the county health building on Court Street in Peru.

Those who need to make an appointment for testing still need to do so by visiting scheduling.coronavirus.in.gov or calling 765-472-3901 Ext 1293 if assistance is required.

Beginning Aug. 23, testing hours will be Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday testing is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Testing is drive-up only, on Fifth Street.

Those with testing appointments or needing appointments are asked not enter the Health Department building.

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