By Linda DeHaven
Things are buzzing in Union City. Volunteers are busily preparing for the upcoming State Line Heritage Days July 29 – Aug. 1.
The 12th annual Photography Show at Historic Arts Depot will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and 4 to 7 on Saturday. This “Summertime” show proves to be an exciting show. Vicki Vardaman, director of the A.A.R.C., is a photographer herself and has busy working with photographers so it is expected for a large turnout and great opportunity to see local photographers work. Don’t miss it!
The Randy Players continue to provide laughs and entertainment at their melodrama. If you haven’t seen a ‘melodrama,’ you are in for a treat. Laughs, improvisation and interruptions by the local trains cause chaos and a fun-filled evening. The melodrama will be performed each evening under the Big Tent on July 29, 8 p.m. July 30, 7 p.m. on July 31 and 7 p.m. on Aug. 1.
At 6 p.m. on July 30, is a Root Beer Guzzling contest. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? Jeri Liebert will lead a hymn sing at the big tent in Railroad Park on July 30 at 6 pm. Under the Big Tent on Broadway at 6 p.m. The South Salem church of Christ is sponsoring an Old Time Revival. The Big Ginja Show will be at Railroad Park 7 to 9 p.m. on the July 30 also.
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Open Air Market and Antique Tractor Display will open at Railroad Park. Stop by and see your favorite antique tractor equipment. It is a fun journey back in time. The Union City, Ohio, Fire and Rescue Association will sponsor a Cruise-In from 5-9. So you can see there is something for everyone, arts, rides, vehicles, antique cars, melodrama, food, entertainment and more, all in downtown Union City at State Line Heritage Days July 29 – Aug. 1. If you want to volunteer to assist, give the general chairman, Jana Bruggeman, a call at 765-964-3666. Joyce Husmann is also organizing volunteers, you can reach her by calling 765-964-5250. For parade information and entries, contact Edith Clevenger at 765-964-7416. Volunteer today.
What is a volunteer? “A person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service. “ Volunteers are needed in every aspect of our communities today. They make festivals happen, they save historic buildings, provide workers at blood draws, provide glasses, make an event happen, mow a neighbor’s yard, take a meal to a friend, help with the youth, coach, clean up highways. Opportunities abound in the State Line Heritage Days to volunteer, but also everyone to take a look around and see how you can help a friend, neighbor or group. Volunteer today and you can make a difference in your community.
It will soon be time to return to school and many events will be scheduled. We will attempt to keep up to date on what is happening here in Union City, IN-OH. What have you done for your community? Join the movement in Union City, Indiana-Ohio!