Arcanum News: Springtime activities in Arcanum


Pitsburg Church of the Brethren invites you to join them as they host the Morse Family in concert on Sunday at 6 p.m.

Jonathan and Heidi Morse have each seen the Lord’s hand move powerfully in their lives having been through trying times and seeing how the Lord has taken them through them allows them to identify with those who are hurting and are thirsting for the Lord’s touch in their lives. Joining them are the kids taking part in the ministry as well; Carlie sings and plays her violin; and Hope is learning violin; and, Holly just started mandolin lessons.

Son Gabriel isn’t afraid to get on the microphone either, he was born in January 2013 and has been exposed to Southern Gospel music since he crawled around on the floor during their practices. Now he sings along at home and one of these days will make it on the stage. Jonathan has traveled with gospel quartets for years and is thrilled to be serving the Lord with his family. He is also the youth pastor of his church. Heidi leads a youth praise, drama and singing group called Ablaze. When not raising the seven children, she is also involved with leading the youth group and counseling those in need.

Also joining the family at concerts is Jonathan’s dad, Bill. Bill has been playing the piano for over 50 years and is known by many in the area for his beautiful music. He plays along with the family while they sing in addition to piano solos. The public is invited to come and listen to this family’s gospel music and message in song. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. Refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.

There’s still time to make a reservation for the Arcanum Trojan Homecoming Event on April 16! Deadline for reservations is 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].

The Distinguished Alumni and Honorary Trojan Hall of Fame was established to honor those individuals who have made a significant impact through achievement, actions and contributions within their communities and professions and serve as exemplary role models for Arcanum students. The Arcanum Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to recognize its inaugural members: the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners are Keith Furlong and Joyce Colville; and the 2016 Honorary Trojan Award Winner is Richard Mathias. An induction ceremony to honor the new hall of fame members will take place at the Trojan Alumni Homecoming event on April 16.

Don’t forget singer/songwriter Sarah Goslee Reed will perform at Arcanum Historical Society’s Wayne Trail House on Thursday as part of Darke County Center for the Arts’ Coffeehouse Series; the show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the Sarah Goslee Reed show cost $10, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or [email protected], and at DCCA’s office located within Greenville Public Library as well as online at Tickets will also be sold at Ben Franklin in Arcanum. If any remain by show time, tickets will also be available at the door.

Vendor spots are filling up for the 2016 Old Fashioned Days on May 21, 22, and 23. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the festival this year, you will find the info and forms right here. If you need more information, please contact Sara Baker at 937-459-8409. If you are a food vendor looking to participate at Old Fashioned Days, please contact Sharon and Ron Rismiller at [email protected] or 937-266-6392.

The fourth annual Serve Arcanum Day will be held on May 6. This project involves the students of Arcanum High School (assisted by teachers and community members) going out into the community to serve the citizens through a variety of service projects. If you have any questions, please contact the AHS Principal Jason Stephan at 937/692-5174 or email him at [email protected].

The second Annual Monte Carlo Night hosted by the Arcanum Athletic Boosters was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who donated, helped and participated in all the fun to support our student athletes.

“Spring is nature’s way of saying – Let’s Party!” ~Robin Williams

“The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.” ~Bernard Williams

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.

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