Versailles News: Great things happening


Versailles is truly a community of concerned citizens, with thriving churches, meaningful organizations, dedicated professionals, and ardent volunteers. This is proven by a couple of events on the horizon.

Digital Marketing Seminar Series, sponsored by the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce and lead by Samantha Poeppelman and Mahmoud Boutaam of Sprout Digital. This program designed for the business minded is presented in three independent modules addressing digital marketing in this present era of technology. The seminar is both knowledge and practice-based. The series will educate as well as equip those interested with the tools to assess their organization’s digital marketing presence, identify areas of improvement, and determine their best strategy.

The program is geared to stimulate and inspire solutions for small to medium-sized businesses that want to leverage digital marketing to brand and advance themselves. There will be plenty of time for questions. 1) Introduction to Digital Marketing, April 27: Marketing Approaches: Traditional vs Digital, Do’s & Don’ts, Website Builds, Mobile Optimization, Q&A. 2) Search Engine Optimization (SEO), May 10: Understanding how Google works, Hierarchy of Google Elements: Google Local, Google Map Pack, Different SEO Strategies, Lead Generation (the action of identifying and cultivating potential customers), Q&A., 3) Social Media Marketing May 24: Personal Social Media vs Business Social Media, Different Social Media Platforms and their Different Marketing Uses, Facebook Demographic, Use, and Content, Instagram Demographic, Use, and Content, Facebook Ads and Facebook Live, Q&A.

Each module will be held at the Versailles School in Room D-147 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and will be $10 per session or $20 per three-session package for VACC members or $25 per session or $50 per three-session package for non-VACC members. For more information or to RSVP, contact Aaron Moran at [email protected].

The Truth about Heroin Addiction in our Families and Communities sponsored by the parishes of St. Denis and Holy Family, Respect Life Committee of Immaculate Conception, TASKS, Inc., Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Darke County Sheriff’s Office, Versailles Schools, K of C #1756, and Versailles FOE Aerie #2347. This program is a candid opportunity to learn about heroin addiction from a family member of one who is addicted, as well as, a court judge, doctor, priest, counselor, law enforcement officer, nurse, and a representative from the coroner’s office. The event will be held May 3 from 7-9 p.m. at the Versailles Schools (Theater Door #7 or #19) and will allow time for questions. This is open to anyone age 12 or older.

Upcoming events:

Today, take time to ride, drive or walk down Grand Avenue to see all the pear trees in bloom.

YMCA Daddy & Daughter Dance, this Saturday, held at the Greenville branch from 6-8 p.m.

Free Shred Day, this Saturday at Greenville Federal Bank (690 Wagner Ave., Greenville) from 9 a.m.-noon.

Divine Mercy Sunday prayers, this Sunday, held at St. Denis Church (corner of Wood and Second streets) beginning at 3 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available.

Blood drive this Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Community Hall (13495 Greenville-St. Marys Road) from 2:30- 6:30 p.m.

Versailles Village Council meeting, April 26 held in the Village Hall Community Room (4 W. Main St.) at 7 p.m. Open to the public.

Breakfast Buffet, April 30 at the Versailles Eagles (104 E. Main St.) from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Birthday wishes to Alma Bruns, Ruby Hayes, Donna Konicki, Emily Clark, Sabrina Leach, Cassie Leach, Jerry Chrisman, Sue Mohler, Lauren Flory, Pastor Gordon Jones (87), Jenn Wysocki, Kregg Litten, Tim Miller, Renee Seibert, Karen Mescher, Joyce Kittel, Lori Ricketts, Matt Monnin, Dan Franks, Kami Schmitmeyer, Sol Bulcher, Krystal Lewis, Roger Bowersock, Darin Whittington, Brian Henry, Nichole Frantz, Julie Magoto, Randy Magoto, Ed Larson, Shiela Didier, Melisa Heitkamp, Deanne Rhoads, Ed Monnin, Nic Zumberger, Hillary Monnin, Bambi McClure, Bethany Jones, Jude Collins, Bob Buxton, Wesley Bruns, Joe Taylor, Sandy Noggle, as their birthdays approach, as well as, anniversary wishes to Laura and Ron Turner (10), Tiffany and Chad Potter (13), Jenni and Steve Shields (15), Jeanne and Dennis Johnson (19), Tami and Steve Shrock (26), Stacy and Fred Poeppelman (29), and Joan and Gene Epperly (45).

Please give your supportive and healing prayers for the many who are dealing with any of life’s countless challenges, and especially for Susan Hileman, Ray Simon, Rhonda Poling, Ron Vogel, Donna and Terry Black, Ron Bruner, Barb Hart, Connie Ecabert, Wanda and Joe Bailey, Wilma Didier, Dave Buxton, Conrad Phlipot, Betty Kremer, Vickie Cottrell, Sally Tebbe, Dan Roseberry, Denny Grilliot, Sheila Spahr, Beverly Brown, Linda Kendinger, Steve Youngker, Harold Langston, Sr., Julie Keihl, Joan Magoto, Jeanne Brandon, Ruth Haft, Rosie Pearson, Virginia Smith, John Subler, Sondra Spangler, Mary and Mike Barga, Anabelle Subler, Julia Billenstein, Merilyn Borchers, Connie (Baltes) Lechleiter, Levadia Barga, Jack Borgerding, Dan Monnin, Lois Youngker, Barb Goubeaux, Cyril Frantz, Michelle Ullom, Eileen Rahm, Cyril Voisard, Samantha Smith, Brian Voisard, and all those not mentioned by name who are ill, suffering, hospitalized, homebound and/or in need of our prayers and their caregivers.

Heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Gary Hemmelgarn (63), Betty Rindler (83), Martha Borchers (91), and Zeno “Bud” Sutter (94) also remembering the lives of Doug Gehret, Sue Gorrell, Nick Barhorst, David Isenhouer, Chuck Thompson, Leona Dickey, Delbert Grilliot, Deloris Hesson, Hazel Matthieu, Anna Henry, Glen Rismiller, Vern Winner, Lewis Kremer, Helen DeMange, Nick Grillot, Todd Prenger, Ruth Francis, Frances Gasson, Edward Stephan, Andrew Kunk, Joan Gigandet, Eileen (Hartings) Schulze, Herman Smith and all those not mentioned by name as the anniversary of their passing nears.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

A strong community is simply a network of strong families.” ~C. Edwards

“Communities can be built by government but can only be sustained by its residents.” ~C. Edwards

By Kathy Magoto

Versailles News

Kathy Magoto is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her weekly Versailles community column. She can be reached at [email protected] or at 526-3798. Feel free to contact her with Versailles news and tidbits. 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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