Arcanum News: On a Wing and A Prayer


Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host a local gospel group, On a Wing and A Prayer, at 6 p.m. on Sunday. On a Wing and A Prayer have been playing music together now for over 10 years.

They were playing worship music at Castine Church of the Brethren when they felt led to share their music with others outside of Castine. They enjoy being together and playing the Lord’s music and they want to share His joy to others through this avenue. They feel that this is their ministry. The group consists of: Ted Cobb, lead vocals, guitar and mandolin: Neal Fasick, vocals, electric and acoustic guitar: Carla Wade, vocals: Rob Miller, vocals, and bass: Scott Denlinger on acoustic guitar: Corine Bevins on drums and percussion.

The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg, Ohio at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening of good gospel music. Refreshments will be served following the concert.

Arcanum High School’s Prom will be held at The Fort Piqua Plaza on Saturday. Prom Court will be announced at 9:20 p.m. Members of the court are King candidates Conner Pohl, Austin Baker, Hayden Westfall, Nate Kubik, Cody Meeks, Hunter Saunders and Zach Norris. Queen candidates are Elizabeth Riley, Emily Miller, Haleigh Shaffer, Abbie Bruns, Holly Grosch, and Alexis Kreusch. After-Prom will be held at Jumpy’s in Troy from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Franklin Monroe’s Prom is April 30, at the Concord Room at the Crystal Room in Troy from 6-11 p.m. After-Prom will take place at the school from midnight until 2 a.m. This year’s court includes Audrey Aslinger, Carrie Baker, Shania Baker, Morgan Bingham, Morgan Booher, Britton Bowlin, Austin Brown, Jared Bundenthal, Zachary Hyre, and Landon Peters for queen and king respectively; the prince/princess court includes Jade Besecker, Emilia Brown, Bryanna Diceanu, Danielle Nestor, Madison Schaar, Wyatt King, Derek Lusher, Cade McGlinch, Logan Ressler and Cole Skelton

Arcanum’s Old Fashioned Days is quickly approaching on May 20 to 22. The committee has been planning and scheduling a variety of music acts this year. Hopefully, there will be something for everyone. One of the new attractions we are trying to bring in is an All American Lumberjack Show that will run about three4 times per day, along with a 30-minute, interactive lumberjack camp for the kids. You can check out their site at However, a show of this quality doesn’t appear for free. Numerous businesses from the Arcanum Area Business Association have stepped up to help sponsor this attraction, but they are still short in funding for this. This is a means for you to get involved in trying to make our festival better and better. If you, or a business you are associated with, would like to make a donation to help, it would be greatly appreciated. You can make checks payable to: Arcanum Area Business Association and mail them to: 24 W George St., Arcanum.

They would also love to get help in other ways as the team that plans Old Fashioned Days and other Arcanum events is a small but committed group that is proud of our town, and try very hard to get the word out to others and are always looking for more helping hands.

Tour de Donut is coming to Old Fashioned Days! Organizers are inviting the community to share a preview of the Tour de Donut TEN Sept. 10 and kick off your training for the tenth anniversary Sweetest Ride in Ohio. The Tour de Donut GLAZER will be held May 21. Join in for family fun at Arcanum Old Fashioned Days and The Glazer donut selection competition at 11:30 in Veterans Park. Any donut is welcome to join the competition! For more information, please see

Construction update at Arcanum school: The roofers have nearly completed the installation of new panels above the library and have been busy tearing off the roof over the elementary gym and administrative office areas. Additional panels will soon be delivered and craned for installation above those recently torn off areas. Tear off will next take place on the back side of the elementary portion of the building. The masons continue tearing off block on the back of the building around the high school gymnasium and have started installation of brick on that area. Additionally, they have completed installation of brick just outside of the band/music room area.

“Snow in April is abominable,” said Anne. “Like a slap in the face when you expected a kiss.” ~ L. M. Montgomery

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)” ~William Shakespeare

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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