Arcanum News: Fall fun – lots of activities in our community


Trivia Pursuit with Todd Moore was so much fun last year that the Arcanum VFW Post is sponsoring the event again on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. They will be serving hamburgers and fresh cut French fries for $6 a person. Bring your friends and join in on the fun. The VFW is located at 311 S. Albright St., Arcanum.

The Arcanum Fire Company invites the community to their Annual Fire Station Open House to be held on this coming Saturday, Oct. 1 from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the fire station at 208 S. Main St. Please plan to attend to learn about fire safety and see your local fire department equipment. Take a ride on a real fire truck and see all of the equipment. Activities to learn about fire safety, door prizes and be part of an old-fashioned cake walk. There will be lots of fun, free popcorn and cake, please plan to join Chief Kurt Troutwine and all the firemen for an afternoon of fun! Three new firefighters will be sworn in during the festivities – welcome to Shelby Nets, Graham Guttadore, and Collin Habel.

The Arcanum Fire Company invites you to participate in its Portrait Fundraiser. For a $20 donation, you will receive a portrait session and your choice of an 8 x 10 print. Please mail your donation to Arcanum Fire Company, P.O. Box 58, Arcanum, Ohio 45304 and make checks payable to Arcanum Fire Company. To schedule a portrait session, please contact Timothy Clopp at 937-459-6859 (call or text) or email him at [email protected] . Presently, he is setting up appointments for September and October.

The Arcanum Youth Basketball Association will be holding sign-ups for the 2016-17 basketball season on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Girls in grades 3-6 and boys in grades 4-6 that live in the Arcanum school district are eligible to play. All sign-ups will be held in the Arcanum Middle School ELA area. The registration fee is $60. For more information, please contact Arcanum Youth Basketball President Shane Toy at 937-417-3216.

The Arcanum Alumni Association will be sponsoring a Marinated Pork Chop Dinner prior to the football game on Friday, Oct. 28. Tickets are $7 and include a marinated pork chop, applesauce, bag of chips, and dinner roll available for pick-up/curbside or dine-in from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Arcanum Field House. All proceeds will go to the Arcanum Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Pre-sale tickets are available at all home football and volleyball games, and also at Sutton’s in the lobby on Saturdays (Oct. 1, 8 and 15) and Friday, Sept. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Last day to purchase a ticket is Thursday, Oct. 20.

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will host the Sojourner Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. Sojourner Quartet is a Christian music ministry based in Findlay, Ohio. Sojourner began in 1991 as a contemporary Christian group playing their own instruments and writing many of the songs they performed. As their popularity spread, they began to play throughout the country. In 1998, the group went solely southern gospel. As their ministry grew, they shared the platform with many of today’s top southern gospel groups including The Booth Brothers, The Hoppers, The Isaacs, Ivan Parker, The Crabb Family, The Tally Trio, Triumphant Quartet and many more. Over the years, several songs released to southern gospel radio made the charts in the USA and in Europe. These four men are completely devoted to Jesus Christ not only through their music ministry, but through their personal lives. Their mission is to glorify God, the Father, by witnessing the gospel of His Son, Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, regardless of their denomination, through their music and personal testimony. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. A love offering will be accepted and refreshments will be served following the concert.

Save the Date – On Saturday, Nov. 5 the Family of God Ministries will have its annual holiday bazaar and luncheon from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 310 W. South St., Arcanum. More details to come!

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” ~ Jim Bishop

“Oh how we love pumpkin season. You did know this gourd-ish squash has its own season, right? Winter, spring, summer, pumpkin…. We anxiously anticipate it every year.” ~Trader’s Joe’s Fearless Flyer

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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