New Madison News: Memories of the past


This time of year wraps up educational journeys for high school and college students. It also brings back memories of the past with alumni and class gatherings to mark the years and enjoy the time to catch up on life’s events.

The New Madison-Tri-Village alumni will be celebrating this weekend at the school. If you just learned of the event, contact Monyca Schlechty at 937-996-5282. Delight Catering will be serving the meal.

It was also a time of renewing friendships when Kay Holcomb, former director of the New Madison Public Library, was in town for Julie Dafler’s last day of library work. Joan Abney, Donna Johnson and AllineMogle all joined in the celebration. Julie said her best memory was “All the people I have come to love.” And her plans for retirement includes “reading!”

One of the good memories of past relationships includes summer church experiences for community children.

This year the United Methodist Church will again expand its vision and do an entire month of programming for youngsters. This is the third year for Camp Growth and its purpose is to continue learning in academic skills, problem solving, community involvement, environmental studies, and S.T.E.M. classes. There will be Biblical studies and the students will have an opportunity to delve into art, landscaping, and cooking. The kick-off is Sunday, July 2 from 2 to 5 p.m. Save July for these fun classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Printed information will be coming home from school. Stephanie Baumgardner, Tri-Village teacher, is in charge. You can contact her at 459-2626 or Pastor Carol Duffield at 614-551-4815.

Also save Sunday, June 11 on your calendars. Don Drew will be presenting a program on witnessing and worship at the United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. The public is invited to the service.

The school calendar shows no school on Monday, May 29, kindergarten graduation on Tuesday, May 30 and all students finishing June 1 with an early dismissal at l:15 p.m. Graduation is scheduled at 6 p.m. June 3.

Also circle Saturday, June 3 as 5K day in New Madison. This annual event at the United Methodist Church brings lots of runners to town to run or walk with all proceeds going to promote Camp Growth for community children.

Enjoy the weather and all of those flowers that were given as Mother’s Day gifts. It is finally time to plant and display our favorite varieties.

This week’s congratulations includes anniversary celebration for Sandy and Fred Gary and graduation wishes for local Edison students: Makenzie Nicole Stucky, New Paris; Danika Mann, New Paris; Hunter Chowning, Hollansburg; Rachel Miller, New Madison; Gavin Richards, Hollansburg; Cierra Jane Rinehart, New Paris; Dana Puterbaugh, Hollansburg; Courtney Foster, New Madison. Congrats also to Elizabeth Miller, Eldorado, Indiana University East.

By Shirley Dubbs

New Madison News

Shirley Dubbs is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves The Daily Advocate readers weekly with her New Madison column. She can be reached 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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