Easter Week in Arcanum

Congratulations to the Arcanum High School Concert Band on receiving the highest honor of an I rating at district contest; this qualifies them for State contest.

Faith United Methodist Church and FHC Fellowship are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children of the Arcanum Community up through the fourth grade. The hunt will be in Ivester Park on Saturday at 2 p.m. They plan to hold the hunt “rain or shine” (assuming no downpours or snow). Children should bring an Easter basket to collect their eggs in. The eggs will have individually wrapped pieces of candy in them. There will also be a limited number of special prize eggs. Refreshments will be provided after the egg hunt. If you have questions, you may contact Don Taylor at 692-5765 or the church office at 692-8934 (office hours are 9 a.m. to noon).

An Easter Egg Hunt in Gordon Park will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. hosted by Gordon UMC, Grace UMC/Ithaca and St. Matthew’s Lutheran/Ithaca. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. for children aged 12 and under.

Reservations for the Arcanum Trojan Homecoming Event on April 16 will be accepted until the deadline, April 2. Please consider supporting the Arcanum Alumni Scholarship Fund to further the education of a member of our current senior class. The scholarships are funded by local businesses and the alumni base. Donations and reservations are accepted by Terri (Warner) Bailey, 6009 Grubbs-Rex Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at 937/467-3856 or via email at [email protected]

“Everyone here at the library would like to thank all of our supporters who voted on the levy. It means the world to us!” stated the Arcanum Library staff this past week. “The Peanuts Movie” will be shown on Saturday at 11 a.m. Popcorn will be served; come join the fun! On Tuesday, the Storytime will be a combined session at 10:30 a.m. for a spring party and egg hunt. The Storytime on March 29 will also be a combined session, beginning at 10 a.m. The American Red Cross will be here to discuss safety with the children and present Stop, Drop, and Roll activities.

Older kids can also enjoy time at the library. On Tuesdays, those in grades 1-4 can come over to the library after school for the popular AfterWords program. Gather with friends for games, a snack, and more from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. March 22 will include an egg hunt! On March 29, the American Red Cross will be here to present their “Pillowcase Program.” This program is designed to help kids know what to do in the case of a health emergency, home emergency, or natural disaster. Free Disney character pillowcases will be handed out! If you have any questions, feel free to give the library a call at 937-692-8484. You can visit our website at www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org to get details on all of the programs.

Congratulations to Lady Trojans senior Rebecca Deao, daughter of Karen and David Deao, who committed to play basketball for the NCAA Division III Ohio Northern University Lady Polar Bears with plans of studies in education. Deao earned second team All-Cross County Conference honors her senior year. Ohio Northern, a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) completed the 2015-16 season ranked 14th in the nation with a 23-5 overall record and used a 17-1 record to win the OAC.

Thank you to the Arcanum students, staff, families, and community members who recently donated to our annual Jump Rope for Heart event. Arcanum Elementary will be donating over $10,000 to the American Heart Association!

Congratulations to Mora Menzie, Arcanum Elementary third-grader as she amazed the crowd at OHSAA Division III State Girls Basketball singing the National Anthem!

Arcanum’s sixth-grader, Meghan McCans had the opportunity to interview UD Flyers’ Scoochie Smith for a school project. Meghan’s grandfather, Gary McCans, has worked at the famous basketball facility, UD Arena, since it opened in 1969. He’s seen hundreds of players and nearly 1,000 Flyer games. Don May, Ryan Perryman and Keith Waleskowski are among his favorite players; he was able to make the introduction of Meghan to Scoochie and set up the interview; congratulations Meghan on getting a 100 percent on your project!!

The week leading up to Easter is a time of preparation for many in our community; many special services and activities are held at our area churches. Feel free to contact any of our local churches or parishes for service information; I am sure you are welcome to join any one of them.

“Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life.” ~S.D. Gordon

“ ‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees gilled all the air with fragrance and with joy. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Arcanum News: Easter Week in Arcanum

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

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.