Arcanum Garden Club invites visitors


The members of the Arcanum Garden Club invite visitors to join them and find out what they have to offer. They have several upcoming events that may be of interest, the club meets the second Thursday of each month.

On Thursday, they will visit Lisa’s Perennials and Flowers in Troy; the program will be Container Gardening and the group will enjoy lunch in Troy. On May 22, the club will be planting the village lots in preparation for Old Fashion Days, followed by lunch at Farmer Brown’s. On June 9, the club will meet at the home of Judy Shroyer and learn about different ways of using Lavender and treat everyone to a garden party luncheon.

For more information about any of these event and details, please call Pauline Cates 467-3064 or Connie Norris 692-8085. The Arcanum Garden Club encourages the community to get to know them. Currently, the club 17 active members, 10 associate members and two honorary members – Betty Sease, who joined in 1980 and Jeannie Brumbaugh who has been a member since 1981. The club works hard for the beautification of the Arcanum community and really enjoy their time together and serving Arcanum. They welcome all who are interest to come learn with them the “The Art of Gardening.”

The family of Joan Bechtol is happy to announce her upcoming 90th birthday! Joan’s children, Jill, Jack, and Jan are excited to invite you to come and celebrate with their mother on May 7 at the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society building (Old Wayne Trail Grange) from 2 to 4 p.m. The family requests your presence, no gifts please. Should you be unable to attend and want to wish Joan a happy birthday, please send her a card to 10 Park Drive, Arcanum, Ohio.

Vendor spots are filling up for the 2016 Old Fashioned Days 2016 – please note that the CORRECT dates for this year’s event is May 20, 21, and 22. 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].

Just a reminder the AWTHS (Arcanum Historical Society) will be open for the Arcanum Alumni Homecoming on Saturday 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.

Arcanum High School will be celebrating prom and after-prom festivities on April 30. After Prom is a very special fun-filled, alcohol-free, and drug-free event that follows Prom. After Prom is open to ALL juniors/ seniors and their invited guests. A junior or senior need not attend prom to go to After Prom. This year the after-prom will be held at Jumpy’s in Troy. Jumpy’s provides laser tag, inflatables, foam ball zone, and an arcade to entertain students. The After-Prom committee will also provide unlimited pizza, drinks, and snacks for students who attend. They are seeking donations to help defray the cost of after-prom to ensure that all students who want to attend are able to attend. If you, your business, or your local organization would like to donate to after-prom you can contact High School Principal Jason Stephan at [email protected] or 937-692-5174.

Prom night is one of the most exciting, but potentially dangerous nights of our high school students’ lives. Together as a community, we can continue to provide a safe and fun alternative for our students. Thank you in advance Arcanum Community for making a difference and your continued support of Arcanum High School.

More baseball news…..Congratulations to Jordan Dubbs who threw a no-hitter as the Trojans beat Ansonia 16-0 in a five-inning run rule last Monday!

“Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.” ~Thomas Tusser

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” ~Hal Borland
Arcanum News: Arcanum Garden Club invites visitors

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.

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