Arcanum News


By Vickie Rhodehamel

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Hoosier Harmony Quartet on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. In April 2003, Hoosier Harmony Quartet was formed, bringing a fresh and exciting approach to Southern Gospel Quartet music in the Midwest. Since that time, they have continued to proclaim the gospel of God’s forgiving grace to congregations and events from Michigan to Tennessee and Illinois to Ohio. Members of the group are Tom Correll (tenor), Johnathon Dodrill (lead), Johnny Dodrill (baritone) and Steve Bahler (bass and manager).

If you love Southern Gospel Quartet music, especially the “old songs,” you will love the harmony and testimony of the Hoosier Harmony Quartet. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. The public is invited to come and listen to this nationally known gospel singing quartet.

Arcanum School’s most recent building project update release shows that masonry demolition continues on the MS/HS portion of the building. At this time, doors #4 & #5 remain closed. The playground and basketball courts continue to be off limits. The new brick installation is now underway on the east side of the elementary wing. The roof demolition has now been able to continue over the high school gymnasium after being slowed due to the weather. The old roofing material is being removed and new underlayment installed. The new metal will follow once larger portions are ready. Due to the recent weather, roofers may be on-site during some upcoming weekends in an effort to get back on schedule. Administrators apologize for the inconvenience to our neighbors. Access to the building will be available through the board of education office; as a general reminder that the elementary, middle and high school offices are closed for the summer.

This Friday, don’t forget the artwork showing by former Arcanum resident Christopher Madden and former Arcanum High School teacher Marilee Pallant at the historic Bear’s Mill beginning at 5 p.m. in the Mill’s Clark Gallery. The exhibit title, “Illuminations,” directly derives from Pallant’s description of her luminous paintings. The reception offering appetizers and beverages is free and open to the public. The artists will speak briefly about their work, methods and inspiration at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Christopher Madden will be giving Plein Air Painting Pointers to artists, professional or hobbyist, at 10 a.m. at Bear’s Mill. Bring your art supplies and recreate the beautiful scenes at and around the mill in any medium you choose. Meet in the Mill Gallery at 2 p.m. to share your artwork. Registration is $35. Call to register: 937-548-5112.

“Camp Kilimanjaro: An Epic Expedition Through Proverbs” Vacation Bible School will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South St., Arcanum, July 26 through July 31 from 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. This is a co-sponsored event by FHC Fellowship and Faith UMC. Reaching the summit will be celebrated on Friday evening with a Camp K Carnival for VBS participants and their families. Lace up those hiking boots, grab your gear, and come join in this epic adventure! To pre-register, contact Faith Church at (937) 692-8934. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required.

The AHS Track is now back open for walkers — the new stadium lights have been installed and the track is once again available for walkers. School officials are excited to have the installation complete and look forward to upcoming Football Friday Nights under the lights!

Pool party! Faith UMC will host a community pool party at the Arcanum Pool for the Arcanum Community this Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no admission to attend the pool party as this is a gift of love from Faith UMC to the community. The event planners ask that children 12 and under be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Invite your friends and join them for a night of free family fun. For more information, the church can be contacted at 692-8934 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

The excitement is building leading up the first “Family Movie Night” sponsored by the Arcanum Area Business Association this Saturday evening with activities beginning at 5 p.m. Food and fun with trailers from A# Music Boosters, Crème de la Crème Cakery, and Nacho Pig. Drinks from FHC Fellowship and popcorn will be served during the showing of “The Boxtrolls” in the Ben Franklin parking lot sometime around 9 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy!

“That beautiful season the summer! Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Beautiful season of summer

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her Arcanum community column. She can be reached by calling 937-692-6188, by e-mail at [email protected]. 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.

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