Time for a busy Saturday in New Madison.
The 5K race is taking off at 9 a.m. from the rear of the United Methodist Church. However if you want some fun, watch the youngsters put their best racing feet forward at 8:30 a.m. It is lots of fun and all proceeds are directed to church service. This event’s profits will be going to Camp Growth, the six week summer program for children. This event brings lots of visitors to the village. If you haven’t registered but want to participate, come early to sign up.
Also the smell of barbecued chicken at the firehouse will welcome visitors for a tasty lunch. Go early and enjoy one of the highlights of early summer. You can eat at the firehouse or make it a take out order. Serving begins at 11 a.m. The yard and garage sales will be underway this coming week end. Lots of visitors in town will mean browsing and buying. Time to unload the cupboard and check those long stored boxes for items you really don’t want, or need. The sales is scheduled June 2, 3 and 4.
Graduation is at 6 p.m. Saturday. Tri-Village seniors complete the school year with the traditional ceremony at the high school. The valedictorians are Casey Puckett and Zachariah Bevins. Casey is headed for Kettering University in Flint, Michigan, majoring in mechanical engineering. Zachariah will attend Cedarville University and major in pharmaceutical science. Sarah Wilmer is salutatorian in the class. She is planning to attend the University of Toledo, majoring in biology.
Seems like lots of activity on the streets of New Madison this weekend.
Looking ahead, the New Madison Public Library is kicking off the summer reading program on June 6 with storytime from 6 to 7 p.m. All ages are invited. “On Your Mark, Get Set READ” is the theme throughout June and July. The finish line is July29th. The teen event of the program comes June 10 with “Wreck This Journal.” The special event for those ages 12 and over invites creativity. You will see Mable Maze on June 16, enjoy a wildlife encounter on June 23 and a Lego Club meeting on June 28. In July there is movie on the 7th, fitness fundamentals on the 11th, Giddy Up and Go on the 15th, and library Olympics on the 21st. Wrap up the summer reading with another Lego Club meeting the 26th and the Finish Line on the 29th. Stop in for a full calendar and check the web page.
Don’t forget Camp Growth at the Methodist Church. Keep your child from boredom. It runs from June 21 to July 28. More information will be in the column next week. Registration is due June 13 to the United Methodist Church, 149 North Main Street, New Madison, or submit on line at http://goo.gl/forms/rN60n1NrXv. Papers with information were distributed at school so parents might want to check backpacks!
This week’s congratulations go to Barb Malott. She retired after 40 years of cleaning and caring for the library. She was presented with a gift, cake and flowers for her long dedication.
And congrats to Cathy Harris who was named Darke County’s Mentor of the Year at the Retired Teachers Association banquet.