Union City News


You really don’t want to miss The Randy Players as they continue to provide laughs and entertainment at their melodrama during State Line Heritage Days. 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 at 8 p.m. today and 7 p.m. both Friday and Saturday.

Don’t forget the Grand Parade at 1 p.m. Saturday. You can register on site at the area close to Save A Lot. No cost for entry. Bring your company car, your truck with a banner about your upcoming events, you advertising your service or business. Lots of fun and, of course, every night there is nightly entertainment on the Big Stage and Under the Big Tent.

Arts continue to abound in this small rural town in mid Indiana-Ohio. Art Gallery, five antique shops, Art Hub and more to be announced very soon. So stay tuned as Union City turns the corner into the future with new shops and services. As with any small community challenges of the economy have hit hard and recovery is a slow process. Many organizations in our town have worked diligently to improve our community. The Preservation Society of Union City, Indiana-Ohio; The Lions Club; Rotary; local churches including but not limited to the EUM Church of Union City, Ohio, Wesley United Methodist Church; Community Fellowship Church and St. Mary Catholic Church. These churches work every day with the youth, offering meals and services, mission trips and more.

The Lions Club has a nut sale all winter long every week at Old National Bank (soon to be Main Source Bank) and have conducted numerous blood drives and supplied eye glasses around the world.

Rotary Club has sponsored students to participate in exchange programs, helped fly a child to America for surgery, provide scholarships, and encourage leadership in the community. The Preservation Society of Union City, Indiana-Ohio, has preserved several buildings in the community and offered a variety of programs educating people about the importance of the history of the community and the buildings within it.

Not to overlook the Art Association of Randolph County at the Art Depot, Vicki Vardaman has directed the program for several years and has done an outstanding job offering classes of art to all ages. The Photography Show which opens today at 7 p.m. at the Art Depot will show case many photographs that will amaze all ages. Don’t miss it.

As a reminder, tickets are limited to the Union City Arts Festival, and selling fast. This is Sept. 11 and 12. Go to www.unioncityartsfestival.org for more information.

Randolph Eastern School Corporation returns to the classroom next week, be sure to watch for the little ones learning their way to school and for the school buses stopping to pick up students. Mississinawa Valley School will begin later in August.

What have you done for your community? Join the movement in Union City, Indiana-Ohio!

End of summer happenings in Union City

By Linda DeHaven

Linda DeHaven is the new author of the weekly column Union City News for The Daily Advocate. She may be reached 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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