Arcanum News: Community Pool Party this Saturday


Faith United Methodist Church of Arcanum will host a community pool party at the Arcanum Pool for members of the community on Saturday, July 23, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There is no admission to attend the pool party as this is a gift of love from Faith Church to the residents of the Arcanum area. The event planners ask that children 12 and under be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. Invite your friends and join us for a night of free family fun at the Arcanum Pool on July 23. For more information, the church can be contacted at 692-8934 Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to Noon.

Don’t forget the Arcanum Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday this summer from 9 a.m. to noon at Veterans Park located beside the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society (123 West George St.) If interested in being a vendor please call Sharon Troutwine. More information on our web site about summer events. Of course the AWTHS house will be open for tours, displays and research.

Darke County’s Stuff A Bus Program will help children in the following school districts in Darke County: Ansonia, Arcanum, Bradford, Franklin Monroe, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Tri Village, Versailles, and Anthony Wayne/Board of Developmental Disabilities. For questions call the Darke County United Way at 547-1272. Drop-off supplies during the month of July at the following collection sites:

Darke County YMCA, Farmers State Bank, Greenville Federal, Greenville National Bank, Greenville Public Library, Second National Bank, Versailles Savings & Loan, McDonalds and the Darke County United Way. The following items are being requested as needed items for our school children: #2 Pencils, Pocket Folders, Single Subject Notebooks, Pens- blue and/or black, Calculators, Pencil Pouches/Boxes, Erasers, Pencil Sharpeners, Dry Erase Markers, Rulers, Tissues, Antibacterial Wipes, Glue Sticks (twist-up), Safety Scissors, Backpacks, Washable Markers, Glue Bottles, and Lunch Boxes. If you can help in any way your assistance will be deeply appreciated by the children of Darke County!

The Franklin-Monroe Class of 1976 will have its 40th reunion on Saturday, August 20 at the home of Dan and Janet Peters. Please contact them for more information.

Franklin-Monroe Class of 1981 met at Little York Tavern for their 35th Reunion on June 11! They had a nice turnout. Those in attendance were Dawn Slaven Greenwalt, Brett Tillman, Matt Cross, Jime Bowlin, Tammy Lilley, Foureman, Rick Thompson, Gary Allread, Doug Brown, Angie Fuson, April Young White, Rick Grove, Todd Detling, Todd Shoffstall, Michael Grimm, Sue Johnson Snipes, Denise Young-Schepis, Sharon Barnhill Madascy, Tess Page Plessinger, Theresa Wright Howerton, Annette Kress Brehm, and Dean’a Cook.

Franklin Monroe 2016 Graduation was held May 28 – Congratulations to all the FM Graduates especially Carrie Baker, Valedictorian and Reed Denlinger, Salutatorian.

Before you know it school will be back in session….here’s a couple of dates you might need to put on your calendar if you have kids in the the 5th or 9th grade. The new freshmen at AHS will need to attend the Student Orientation in the cafetorium on August 18th at 7 p.m. The 5th Grade Orientation Meeting will take place on Thursday, August 25 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Elementary Gym. During this time, rules and expectations of incoming 5th grade students will be discussed. Administrators will also be discussing the policies and procedures surrounding the new 1:1 Learning Initiative as well as handing out the school-issued Chromebooks. They look forward to seeing all 5th graders on the evening of the 25th! The new school year calendar is now available on the school website at

Arcanum Class of 1976 will have their 40th class reunion on Saturday, August 20 at the Arcanum VFW, 311 S. Albright Street, 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

There’s still time to register for the 10th Tour de Donut in downtown Arcanum on September 10. This event is now the largest one-day bicycle event in Ohio. For more information, visit, deadline is August 25 for registration. The Tour de Donut is a unique bicycle event, where your ability to eat donuts is just as important as your ability to ride your bicycle fast. The event is a mass start timed ride where riders visit donut stops and eat donuts. For each donut the rider eats during the ride (and keeps down) they have 5 minutes deducted from their ride time. While the event is technically a “race” few consider it a serious competition, remember this is all in fun! All roads are open to traffic, and all traffic rules must be followed. Roads are marked with large custom donut markings (in several colors and some have sprinkles) so you do not get lost.

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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