Arcanum’s Old Fashioned Days will be held this weekend; the festival runs from Friday, May 19 through Sunday May 21. Along with all of the music, exciting vendors and incredible food, this year’s festival will feature rides by Cromer United Amusements, Dock Dog’s competition all weekend, Petting Zoo and Pony Rides by Jungle Island Zoo, LLC, rides by Cromer Amusements, dance party Friday night with DJ West Quality Sound & Lighting, music from Vanguard (Band),Cottonmouth Country, Winchester Gray and Sawmill Ridge Bluegrass Band, Parade on Saturday, Car Cruise-In on Sunday. Food, crafts, vendors and much, much more!!! Arcanum Old Fashioned Days is proudly sponsored by the Arcanum Area Business Association. Information about Old Fashioned Days and other events in and around Arcanum can be found on the “Arcanum Area Community Events” Facebook page.
Little Mr. and Little Miss Yesteryear Pageant will be held on Saturday, May 20 in Veteran’s Park from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Contestants must be 3-7 years old; the theme for this year’s event is The Wild Wild West. Applications are available at Yes Deere Hair & Nail Boutique, 7820 Alt. Route 49 East, Arcanum, Ohio. The application deadline is Thursday, May 18 at 6 p.m.
Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South Street in Arcanum will have their 6th Annual Rummage and Bake Sale with Lunch and snacks starting on Wednesday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continuing, Thursday 9 to 5 and also Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coming soon will be the Farmer’s Market every Saturday for the summer sponsored by AWTHS in Veteran’s Park in downtown Arcanum. This will begin the first Saturday in June from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and continue every Saturday. Anyone interested in selling their produce or crafts is invited to set up their booth/stand. There is no fee to participate. Any questions, please call Sharon Troutwine at 692-5128.
A Wiffle Ball Tournament at the Arcanum Baseball/Softball diamonds on South High Street on Saturday, May 20th for Age Groups: 12 & Under, and 13 & Over. Registration starts at 3 p.m. in the Ballpark Shelter House; games will begin at 4 p.m. The Entry fee is $5 per person with 6 to 8 players per team. There will be cash prizes for 1st and 2nd Place. Any questions please call Shane Rhodehamel at 937-459-9873. Rules will be read before games.
The Arcanum Athletic Boosters will host a Golf Outing which provides golfers the opportunity to socialize on the links, while helping to raise money to support Arcanum Athletics on June 10 at the Stillwater Golf Course. Any questions, please contact Marcus Bixler at 419-957-0977 or email at email@example.com. They are also seeking sponsorships – follow this link to more information: http://www.arcanum-butler.k12.oh.us/Athletics.
A recent mission project took place at Arcanum Faith UMC during the month of April in honor of Judith Fourman. Judy, wife of Alan Fourman, was co-owner of the Ben Franklin store and familiar business and community leader in Arcanum. She was also a long time volunteer on the Faith UMC Missions Committee and helped to make a difference by helping with projects that touched people locally, across the United States, and globally. She was especially talented with sewing and creative crafts. She often worked on those projects while relaxing in her cabin in the Fourmans’ woods on Arcanum-Bears Mill Road. Judy passed away on Nov. 9, 2016. Her birthday would have been April 13th. In her honor, Faith UMC purchased “woods themed” gifts from Heifer International-included in the purchase were flocks of ducks/geese, tree seedlings, honeybees, schools of fish, and several trios of rabbits. Gifts to Heifer International bring promise to hungry families and the opportunity for a better life to the less fortunate. The pastor of Faith UMC is Tim Pieper.
In 1987, Pastor Greg Greve was called to Arcanum to serve as the pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church. On Sunday, May 28th the congregation of IBC will be honoring Pastor Greg for his 30 years of faithful service with a special Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Celebration Meal and an afternoon Recognition Service following the lunchtime meal. It is very rare these days for a pastor to serve a church for three decades! Former members and attendees are invited to come and celebrate with Pastor Greg and the congregation. For more details check the website at: http://www.ibcarcanum.org/ .
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“Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’” ~ Robin Williams
“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” ~ Al Bernstein
Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Viewpoints expressed in the article are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.