Arcanum News: Family Movie Night in downtown Arcanum


The Arcanum Area Business Association will be sponsoring a Family Movie Night on Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. and concluding with a free showing of the movie “Minions.” The community is invited to downtown Arcanum on West George Street to enjoy food from local Darke County food vendors including the Arcanum A# Music Boosters, Creme de la Creme Cakery and Nacho Pig.

Entertainment for the children will include Willie the Clown, face painting and multiple free Bounce Houses. The featured movie “Minions” will be playing in the Ben Franklin parking lot starting around 9 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs and/or a blanket for the movie and enjoy the film along with free popcorn provided by the Arcanum Utility Department. Family Movie Night is proudly sponsored by the Arcanum Area Business Association. Information about events in and around Arcanum can be found on the “Arcanum Area Community Events” Facebook page.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society invites you to join them for their next Coffee and Conversation this Saturday. Lyle Bixler will be the guest host for a “Memory Lane” recollection on Saturday morning at 10. Lyle has been a Darke County real estate salesman since 1971, opening his own office, Lyle Bixler Realty in Arcanum, in 1978. Having grown up in Monroe Township, Lyle is a graduate of Franklin-Monroe High School. In 45 years of business, Lyle has seen area demographics change, how fires and tornadoes have altered the look of our community and how expectations of home owners change with the times. He has sold homes to three generations of families. All that leads to some interesting stories about our neighborhoods and for that matter our neighbors. You are welcome to join in on the fun and please bring your stories to share as well in this time to relax and reminisce.

It’s a boy! Freddy White and his wife Sara (Cole) welcomed their first child, a boy, on March 20, 2016. His name is Landry Wayne White. Freddy graduated in 2008 from Arcanum and served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT before joining the Marines, he is currently stationed at Camp Pendleton in California. Proud grandparents are Mark and Katrina Gibson of Arcanum. Congratulations!

Arcanum Class of 1976 will have its 40th class reunion on Aug. 20 at the Arcanum VFW, 311 S. Albright St., Arcanum from 7 to 10 p.m. Organizers, Dixie Baker and Rose (Wetzel) Lambert wish to invite all classmates to put the date on their calendar and plan to attend. No RSVP, no entry fee, cash bar – just show up and mingle!

Arcanum Schools have announced their upcoming fifth-grade orientation meeting which will take place on Aug. 25 beginning at 6 p.m. in the elementary gym. During this time, rules and expectations of incoming fifth-grade students will be discussed. They will also be discussing the policies and procedures surrounding the new 1:1 Learning Initiative as well as handing out the school-issued Chromebooks. Mark your calendar now for the teachers and administrators look forward to seeing all 5th graders on the evening of the 25th!

Welcome Heather Marsh as the new band director for Arcanum Middle and High School at the regular board meeting held on June 23. She replaces Doug Albright who admirably served the district for the past 29 years and has chosen to retire. Ms. Marsh served as Tipp City Schools’ assistant band director since 2007. She received her bachelor’s of music from Miami University in 2003 and master’s of music in education and performance from Wright State University in 2007. She currently serves on the Ohio State Board as OMEA District 11 president, is an adjudicator for solo and ensemble and marching band contests and chairs the District Honor Band and solo and ensemble events. Throughout the hiring process, Heather distinguished herself as someone who has a great vision for continuing to build upon the outstanding tradition of the Arcanum High School Band. Her work ethic, experience, and positive attitude will provide our students with a great experience” commented High Principal Jason Stephan. Welcome Heather!

Arcanum School supply lists and the 2016-17 school calendar is now available on the school website: .

Happy Birthday America! It’s the 4th of July! Thomas Jefferson said, “Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation and freedom in all just pursuits.”

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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