Arcanum News: School open for indoor winter walking


Arcanum-Butler Local Schools will be open to the public for adult walking Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-8, November 28 through March 30, 2017. Walking will be restricted to the first-floor tiled hallways.

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren will present “Christmas Vacation” on Sunday at 6 p.m. The play was written by Pastor Ken Oren and directed by Pastor Ken and Youth Director Andrea Strawser. The play reminds us of the Spiritual side of Christmas amongst a secular society, and how two families with differing outlooks come to see the true meaning of Christmas. New Dawn Trio will be performing and congregational singing will be included. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The public is invited to come and enjoy an evening of Christmas celebration. The church is located at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road, Arcanum. For more info, call Bruce Shank at 937-564-2891.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society invites you to connect with them via Facebook; they recently opened a Facebook page as a way for everyone to see their upcoming activities.

On Saturday, plan to come to town on this day and stay for a while with lots of activities to start off your holiday season. The Christmas Gala will kick off with Breakfast with Santa at 8 a.m. at the high school cafetorium – tickets are $5 each with kids under 5 free – all you can eat pancakes, sausage, juice and milk. Pictures with Santa will be for a donation. The Gala will be from 2 p.m. to 5:30 at the Arcanum Field House with multiple craft and food vendors selling items including clothing, hair accessories, jewelry, crafts, cards, stocking stuffers, candies and good mixes, a bake sale by Arcanum Girl Scout Troup 34132, and a Christmas Card Photo Op. Admission will be $3 per person or donation to CASA of Darke County (KIDS mittens, gloves, hats, scarves, boots). There will also be door prize tickets for sale at the Gala. From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. a Chicken or Beef ‘n Noodle dinner will be served at the field house for $7 per dinner. Organizers for this event are members of the Arcanum Athletic Boosters. Later in the evening will be “Lights in the Park” at Ivestor Park.

Attention Senior Citizens of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District! On December 6 at 1:30 p.m., Arcanum Schools will host their annual Christmas Luncheon for the area senior citizens. Senior citizens of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District will enjoy a nice lunch and some great entertainment from the students of the Arcanum-Butler Local Schools! This free lunch will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the cafetorium. Please RSVP by calling 692-5174 Ext. 1337 by December 2.

The Christmas Walk at Bear’s Mill will be this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. — A delightful holiday evening in the country, free to the public. Enjoy shopping in the Mill Store and Gallery and then bundle up for a gorgeous nighttime walk along the banks of Greenville Creek, lit by stunning luminaries. Historic Bear’s Mill is located at 6450 Arcanum-Bear’s Mill Road.

December is right around the corner are you ready for all the festivities to begin? As I write this we are resting up from our Thanksgiving gathering and all the Black Friday shopping; wasn’t it just Labor Day? Where does the time go? Enjoy the season!

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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