Arcanum News: November has arrived in Arcanum

The Annual Election Day Supper will be held at Faith United Methodist Church, at 101 E. South St., in Arcanum on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. until??? Dine-in or carry-out will both be available on-site at the church. Suggested donations for the dine-in will be $10 for adults and children 11 years old and under $5. Included on the dine-in menu will be country-style green beans, noodles, slaw, red beets, carrots and celery and beverages. Carry-out suggested donation is $8. The menu for both dine-in and carry-out will be turkey, chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles (homemade), dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, slaw, desserts and dine-in only will include the beverages. For more information call 692-8934 or 692-8936.

The Annual Holiday Bazaar at Family of God Ministries, 310 W. South St. in Arcanum is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come and start your holiday shopping and have lunch! Soups and sandwiches will be served while you check out all of their handmade crafts, baked goods, and nuts and homemade candies. They are also raffling off a beautiful handmade queen-sized quilt; tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. All proceeds from this event will go to the church’s building fund.

Plans for “Winter Lights in Ivester” in the Arcanum Ivester Park are coming along. Please remember to turn in your decorations by Friday and help is needed to decorate on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. in the park. If you wish, monetary donations are still being accepted. A large Christmas tree for the event has already been graciously donated. For questions please contact Julie Willis at 621-4835.

It’s time for Gala’s Annual Christmas Open House at Country Lane Treasures at 4790 Grubbs-Rex Road, Arcanum. Stop by for unique Christmas items on Nov. 12 and 13 from 1 to 6 p.m. and on Nov. 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cindy will have her delicious pies and baked goodies for you to buy and try; holiday orders will also be accepted.

Last week at Arcanum High School was Red Ribbon Week. The first Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed in 1988 by the US Congress in support of Agent Camarena the cause he gave his life for which was combating drugs. We are fortunate to have our Arcanum High School SADD club led by Lora Brandon providing a week of activities to celebrate National Red Ribbon week! The week is marked by activities which promote the message to “Live Drug Free.” Activities included give-aways, daily dress-up days, a human scavenger hunt and the sales of glow in the dark red ribbon week bracelets. National Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October all across the United States.

Operation Christmas Child is a 5k one-mile walk/run will be held Nov. 14 at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church of Arcanum. IBC and Faith Baptist Church of Greenville are co-sponsoring this event for the benefit of Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse International. The registration fee is $15 and a filled shoebox; participants will receive a free t-shirt if registered by Oct. 30. For more information and paper registration form please see www.faithgreenville.org or call 937/548-1808; for online registration please see www.speedy-feet.com . There will be cash prizes by age group. Operation Christmas Child Shoebox is an opportunity to fill an empty shoebox (standard size required) with items for a boy or girl with small toys, school supplies, hygiene items, and other items that are listed on the website to be given to a child ages 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14 in a foreign country where things we take for granted are unavailable to them. Every shoebox gift delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love. But a shoebox is just the beginning. It also presents an opportunity in more than 100 countries for our church partners to invite children into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ through The Greatest Journey.

“It was November, the month of sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.” ~ L. M. Montgomery

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~John F. Kennedy

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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.