Arcanum News: Spring has sprung


Spring has sprung and, as the days grow warmer, the Arcanum Garden Club invites the community to visit Generation Square to enjoy the “Big Rock Fountain,” read a book or just sit and enjoy the scenery.

The park is complete but will always be open to persons wanting to add memorial spaces in the way of trees, bushes, etc. To answer any questions about that, contact President Linda Schwieterman, 692-5021. This is always an exciting time of year for the garden club. Plans are being made for the beautification of the Village of Arcanum. This season, any person, family, or business wanting to adopt a flower pot, water and care for it during the summer, contact Kathy Fout, 692-5583 or Kornelia Barnett, 692-5504.

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 ballfields are active again after a long winter – both the baseball and softball teams are doing well. Arcanum pitcher, Abbie Bruns threw a no-hitter Tuesday as the Lady Trojans downed the Twin Valley South in a Cross County Conference match-up. Bruns struck out seven in the win. Offensively, Mackenzie Sharitts went two for three, with a homerun and four RBIs; Abby Ross went two for three with two RBIs. The AHS boys’ baseball team will play Franklin-Monroe Boys’ team at Fifth Third Field in Dayton, on April 19 at 7 p.m. Admission is free for this event.

The Arcanum Summer Swim Team will hold sign-ups for the season this coming Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and on April 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school cafetorium. The team does not belong to a league and operates as an independent. They have done this over the years so that we remain a competitive, yet a FUN team! They are excited about the direction we are headed. They are changing the name of our team to Darke County Swim Team and will open it up to anyone who lives in Darke County. The coaches and leadership remain the same, just different practice and meet location. All practices and meets will be held at the Greenville City Pool. They have dropped the individual sign up fee to $10/person. Greenville Pool does require a pool pass, $100/person, and $150/family. The youth of our area and their families would love to be able to enjoy the excitement of competitive swimming in the years to come. For more information about the team email us at [email protected].

Just a reminder the AWTHS (Arcanum Historical Society) will be open for the Arcanum Alumni Homecoming on April 16 from 1-4 p.m. instead of our usual First Saturday’s on April 2. Also phone number contact for AWTHS for research and open hours has changed to: 937-417-3746.

The BackPack Program, sponsored by the Grace Resurrection Community Center provides a bag of non-perishable food to Arcanum-Butler children and families in need each Friday afternoon to eat over the weekend at no cost to the family. The food is placed in the child’s backpack at the end of the day at school. The Grace Resurrection Center and Bob Evans of Greenville have teamed up for a fundraiser April 15-17 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. to support the BackPack Program. Bob Evans will donate 15 percent of the sales for each check when the flyer is presented, flyer on the school website: .

“April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks go.” ~Christopher Morley

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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