Arcanum News


Carl and Betty (Sleppy) Weisenbarger of Arcanum will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 26. An Open House hosted by their children will be held in Carl and Betty’s honor on Saturday, August 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 101 E. South Street, Arcanum.

The Weisenbargers would love to celebrate this joyous occasion with their family and friends. If you are unable to bless them with your presence (no gifts please), cards and notes may be sent to them at 20 Woodside Drive, Arcanum, OH 45304.

Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Family Picnic/ Movie Night” for the Arcanum community on Saturday. They invite families of the community to join them for a picnic meal with hamburgers and hot dogs at 6:30 p.m. with games for all ages to follow and a family friendly movie showing at dusk.

All activities, including the movie, will be outside, so bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Please plan to join them for all or part of the evening. In case of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend with your family. There is no cost to attend.

You do not need a reservation; however, if you know you are coming, please contact Don Taylor at 692-5765 or the Faith Church office at 692-8934 with the number planning to attend as this will help in planning the amount of food to prepare. See you there. The church is located at 101 E. South Street.

There’s still time to register for the 9th Tour de Donut in downtown Arcanum on September 12. This event is now the largest one-day bicycle event in Ohio. For more information, visit, deadline is September 1 for registration.

A Poker Run Benefit for Justin Troutwine is being planned on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at Hot Rod & Harleys Sports Bar & Grill at 1240 E. Russ Road, Greenville! Justin is the 17-year-old young man that is battling germ cell cancer. The money raised will assist the family in the fight against cancer!

This is not only going to be just a poker run, there will be plenty of other events taking place throughout the day including a burnt-out competition, 50/50 raffle, corn-hole tournament, pool tournament, and a Jenga tournament and more. If you don’t ride a motorcycle, organizers still welcome you to come out to support Justin and his family.

Happy 85th Birthday Avon Roberts! Avon celebrated her birthday on August 1st with a surprise party given by her children at the home of son and daughter-in-law, Dave and Kim Roberts. Avon retired from the Arcanum Public Library. She and her late husband Wendell have six children, Mike (Jeanne) Roberts, Tony (Roberta) Roberts, Dave (Kim) Roberts, Jeff (Lin) Roberts, Linda (Larry) Snyder, and Jason (Linda) Roberts. Most of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren were also in attendance for a wonderful evening filled with lots of fellowship, good eats, and friends.

The Arcanum High School cheerleaders visited the Children’s Hospital in Dayton. They spent the days leading up to their visit making blankets for the children. They had a chance to deliver the blankets and spend some time with the children. Thank you Coach Goubeaux and the cheerleaders for your time and effort spent helping others.

It’s hard to believe it is August already and school will be starting soon! Just a reminder the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will be hosting its Open House on Monday, August 31 from 6 – 7:30 p.m. That same evening, the Middle School will hold their 5th-Grade Orientation from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the High School Gymnasium. Administrators look forward to seeing everyone back in less than a month!

The Arcanum Band was at Band Camp last week at Bluffton College preparing for the upcoming Marching Band Season. One of the highlights of the Darke County Fair is the High School Band Music Extravaganza. Be sure to check them out if you are a music buff or just want to support the local hometown kids. As always the Arcanum A# Club will have their food tent at The Great Darke County Fair; be sure to stop by and support our youth while you are at the fair!

The Darke County Fair is nearly here! Can you believe another summer is almost over? Do you have your favorites already in a list – places you must visit and food you must try while you are at the fairgrounds? The rituals of the end of summer are upon us!
Happy 60th Anniversary to the Weisenbargers!

By Vickie Rhodehamel

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 [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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