Abbottsville and Ithaca Cemeteries to hold Memorial Day Services

Van Buren Township Memorial Services will be held at the Abbottsville Cemetery on May 30, 2021, at 1 p.m. with the Greenville H.S.-NJROTC members and the Arcanum High School band members performing the services. The address will be presented by Larry Harter, member of Pitsburg Trinity Lutheran Church.

Later that afternoon, Twin Township Memorial Services will be held at the Ithaca Cemetery on May 30, 2021, at 2 p.m. also with the Greenville H.S.-NJROTC members and the Arcanum High School band members performing the services and an address by Larry Harter

Are you ready for some good ‘ol hotcakes? Get ready for the pancake and sausage breakfast on May 22 at the Arcanum Fire department at 206 South Main Street. They will be serving from 6 to 9:30 a.m. Stop by for some great food and see the improvements to the fire station here in Arcanum. Chief Kurt Troutwine and his crew will be on hand to cook your hotcakes that morning!

A Community Quilt Show will be on display at the Arcanum Public Library. The display is sponsored by the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society and will feature family quilts and textiles from the Bev Rench family, Jo Michael family, and Annette Stewart family. The public is encouraged to stop by and visit the display in the glass case by the checkout desk.

Looking for a great Saturday afternoon event? A former co-worker of mine, Shawn Pierce and his wife Danielle, own Twenty-One Barrels Cidery and Winery and will hold an event on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 1 to 8 p.m. at 9717 Horatio-Harris Creek Road, Bradford, The Catering truck, “This Little Swine of Mine” will be at the winery serving up delicious BBQ. Seating is first come first serve with no reservations. You are welcome to bring your own chairs.

SRL-Troutwine Insurance Agency has announced that they will be hosting the 2nd annual Brick Street Block Party on August 6 and 7 in downtown Arcanum. Plan on attending and having fun! There will be food, entertainment, a craft brewery tent, and a car show. More details to come. All proceeds will go to Give Thanks Foundation.

Plans are in the works for the second annual 4th of July Old Time Picnic and Children’s Parade in Ivestor Park organized and sponsored by the Arcanum Preservation Society. It’ll be here before you know it. Mark your calendar and plan to join in this free community event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A combined Arcanum High School Reunion from the 60s, 70s, 80s, and whoever would like to attended will be held August 21, 2021, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the American Legion in Greenville. More details and invitations will be published within the next 30 days. Organizers Pam (Shiverdecker) Crawford and Vickie (Troutwine) Rhodehamel are also making decisions regarding snacks and music the event. Hope you can plan to join in on the fun.

I must apologize for not getting a column written last week, I was actually in the hospital with COVID myself and I sure don’t ever want to do that again! Thank goodness for modern medicine, doctors, nurses, and specialists who have been working so hard to help us for the last year. This is a nasty disease. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, I encourage you to get your shot. Or if you need the second shot, please get it – I’m sure it is must easier than laying in the COVID ward at a hospital for a week!

By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News for the week of May 10, 2021

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 937-423-3763, 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.