#HomeGrownStories – Kelsea Wiggins

Kelsea Wiggins has lived in Ohio for her entire life. She is a lifestyle blogger and a social media strategist for an ad agency in downtown Columbus.  So what ties her to Miami County?
“Everything and nothing,” she says.
“My first encounter with Miami County was for a soccer tournament for my older brother when I was six or seven. The Troy Strawberry Festival, I believe. When I found myself back here to visit my ex-boyfriend’s family, I immediately remembered exactly where I was. Miami County has a strange way of always feeling like home.” Continue reading

#HomeGrownStories – Melissa Cairns

Melissa Cairns, an Ohio native who has called Tipp City home for over 30 years, has created a unique specialty toy shop for all ages in downtown Tipp City. Cairns began as Cairns Collectibles in the early 1980s and included a mix of vintage items, antiques and specialty dolls and bears. Today Melissa hand selects dolls, books, games, puzzles and other toys which she sells out of her blue tiled downtown store. Cairns Toys has been in its present location on Main Street in historic downtown Tipp City since 1998. Melissa was recently interviewed for our #HomeGrownStories campaign. Continue reading