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June is marching along. There are booklets around town for the Fourth of July celebration. The cover features Steve Eadler.

Steve was on the Village Council for 10 years and served as mayor for another 13 years. He served on the Fourth of July Committee for 12 years.

This is a big day in the village with an abundance of food and summer games. Of course the highlight is the fireworks display and it is widely acknowledged as a ‘great’ show. However, this show is costly and needs financial support.

The committee reports this year’s display will cost $10,400. Volunteer fire departments man the operation. Support the cause and keep the celebration of our Independence Day here in our own community.

Plan an early day with breakfast at the Masonic Hall. Pancakes and sausage are the traditional treat. This is an annual event at Fort Black Lodge No. 413 and you will not leave hungry. It is all you can eat for a $7 donation. Serving begins at 7 a.m.

Tri-Village cheerleaders will be assisting with the serving. In turn proceeds will support the cheerleaders with uniforms and equipment and other expenses. The Masonic Lodge also assists other charities.

A couple of other notes before time slips away and we are into July. To know about Little Miss and Mr. Firecracker, call 423-3403. Kami Hollinger is in charge.

For information on the cornhole tournament, contact Layth Scantland at 996-0054. For wiffle ball information, call Hope Eyer at 996-4644.

Pet show information is available from Dick Brooks at 996-0834. The volleyball tourney requires pre-registration. Call Layth or Tami Scantland at 996-0054.

Don’t forget the presentation at the library tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. Conner Keiser will relate the story of the Longtown settlement.

The Summer Reading Program is into Comic Book Storytime.

Congratulations to the following students at Tri-Village:

Tanner Maple was first team Miami Valley, baseball, and Trent Laux was special mention, Miami Valley.

Keirsten Meyer was the Science Fair Grand Champion in the junior high. Grace Moore was named eighth grade champ and Mason Willets was seventh grade champ. Harley Ketring was the winner of the “out of the box” award. Congratulations to all winners in individual categories.

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