Arcanum News: First hometown gala and horse parade a huge success


The first Hometown Gala and Horse Parade a huge success thanks to many volunteers and organizers in the Arcanum Business Association (ABA) and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters. They contacted me this past week and ask that I share their share their appreciation to the community.

“The Arcanum Business Association and the Arcanum Athletic Boosters would like to extend a big thank you to all of the companies that sponsored the 1st annual Christmas in the Park & Horse Parade in Arcanum on Saturday, December 9.

We would also like to thank the following for their support: Mayor Judy Fourman, Village Administrator Bill Kessler, village council members, police chief Andrew Ashbaugh, fire chief Kurt Troutwine, utility Supervisor Kier Smith, utility workers, Arcanum street department (Mark and Jenni), horse parade committee, Arcanum Butler superintendent John Stephens, AJ Aikman and Chris Guillerman. Thank you to the Pleasant Hill VFW Post # 6557 with their color guard unit that led the parade with the American flag. We would also like to thank the residents of Arcanum.

We could not accomplish the parade without the support of the community. Also a big thank you to all of our volunteers from the Arcanum Community of Faith church and FHC of Arcanum. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped decorate Ivester Park as well. We would also like to thank all of the parade participants. Thank you for all of the individual riders and teams of horses that braved the weather and made the parade a huge success. We appreciate your dedication and commitment”.

Here is a list of the monetary sponsors that helped to make this a huge success. If you can please thank them personally when you are in their businesses. Platinum Sponsors were: Wintrow Signs & Designs, Jerry Hinshaw Companies, LLC., Hofacker Precision Molding, Hinshaw Real Estate, Arcanum Car Wash, and Jess-Co Properties. Gold Sponsors were: Greenville National Bank, Sutton’s Foods, Greenville Federal Bank, Rumpke, and G&G Floor Fashions. Silver Sponsors were: Arcanum Picnic’s Pizza & Grille, RJ Warner Insurance Agency, Jafe Decorating, Troutwine Insurance Agency, Wagner Paving Inc., Diane Evans State Farm Agent, Dave Knapp Ford, Lincoln, The Rose Post, Creme de la Creme Cakery, Belle Fiole Tanning & Spa, Larry Fourman Construction, Second National Bank, Flaig Lumber Company, Archer & Sartoris Promotions Inc., 4One Apparel, The Early Bird, The Cabinet Merchant, Roberts Insurance Agency, Troutwine Auto Sales, Inc., Orme’s of Arcanum, Minute ManPress Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, Arcanum VFW Post 4161, Arcanum Lions Club, C ‘N R Detailing, and Lightning Electric. Bronze Sponsors were: Johnston Chiropractic Clinic, All American Clothing Co., Paulus Plumbing, Carroll Masonry, LLC., Huston’s Restaurant, Garbig & Schmidt Attorneys at Law, T&C Motorsports, Hi-TEC Automotive, Modern Impressions, J&K Custom Homes, Taco Bell in Greenville, Graves-Fearon Agency, Lefeld Industrial & Welding Supplies, Finanacial Achievement Services, Kreitzer Funeral Home, Kaup Pharmacy, Wieland Jewelers, Walmart Greenville – Wagner Avenue, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Aikman Excavating Joe Aikman, Country Lane Treasures, Greenville ACE Hardware, Bob Evans, Cy Schwieterman Inc., The Service Company, SNAP Fitness, Brumbaugh Construction, Kim Leis-Anderson – Leis Realty, Auto Charge & Start, Farmer Brown, Brumbaugh Fruit Farm, Blaine Vencil – SVG Chevrolet, Arcanum Community of Faith, American Muscle Car, O’Daniel Construction, Wendys in Greenville, Flory Landscaping, Olive Garden on Miller Lane, Cut and Curl, Hittle GMC/Buick, Lyle Bixler Realty, Rural King, And Roth & Company. Candy Cane Sponsors were: Benanzer Custom Homes NA, Inc., Blue Spruce Realty, Inc., Drs. Dickman, Kettler & Bruner, Fourman’s Variety Store, Westfall Plumbing & Heating, Mote & Associates Inc., Bechtol Plumbing, Petey’s Pizza & Carryout, McBo’s Lanes, Barga Sales & Service, LLC., Hair Hut, The Scott Family McDonald’s, Village Flower Shop, Yes Dear, Martin’s Lemonade, SRS Engine Parts, Connie Norris, Nancy’s Beauty, Tanning and Nail Salon, Krimper’s Korner, Millers Tavern, Arcanum Quick Stop, JD’s Custard, Brookville Rental, Sams Club on Miller Lane, Burger King in Greenville, Vint’s Chicken, Captain D’s and Wendys in Greenville.

The snow on Saturday was the icing on the cake! What a beautiful parade and Ivestor Park has never been more beautiful!

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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