April is a promise


By Vickie Rhodehamel

Arcanum News

Every year Arcanum Village can nominate a student from within the Arcanum Water & Light service area for an AMP Scholarship. This year, several students from Arcanum Butler Schools interviewed with Village staff and after much consideration, Elaine Hollinger was chosen as the Village’s nomination. Elaine came into the Village Office and worked with Utility Superintendent, Randy Baker, and Village Administrator, Marcus Ballinger, on preparing for and taking the AMP required testing. It is with much excitement that they announce and wish congratulations to Elaine Hollinger on receiving an AMP Scholarship! The Village of Arcanum would like to thank American Municipal Power, Inc. for providing this scholarship opportunity to our local students!

Arcanum graduate, Abbigail VanHoose, is a third-year Interior Design student at Ohio State University and was awarded a scholarship from The Dayton Society of Interior Designers (DSID), as well as an additional scholarship from Bockrath Flooring and Rugs (one of DSID’s platinum-level industry partners). The scholarships were awarded in recognition of Abbigail’s strong use of design terminology, innovative designs, creativity, and rendering skills. Beth Segal, Scholarship Chair, had stated during the banquet’s presentation that many of the designers who were attending the event did not know about the newer design principle, biophilia, which was a core aspect in Abbigail’s observed projects. Congrats Abbi!

Come travel the Yellow Brick Road with the Arcanum High School Drama Department as they present “The Wizard of Oz” Young Performers Edition on Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. Come enjoy the classic tale based on the children’s novel by L. Frank Baum, that recounts an adventure between Dorothy, her dog, Toto, a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion on their way to get help from a wizard. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children (3-17). They can be purchased at the door, from any cast member, or email [email protected], call 937-692-5174, Ext. 1344.

Stelvideo Junior Grange would like to give a big thanks to everyone who helped them collect new books for Dayton Children’s Hospital last month! They were able to give Children’s Hospital 409 NEW books with their fundraiser through PaperPie with a Purpose (formerly known as Osborne Books) this Spring! What a wonderful service project for these young adults. The organizers would like to thank everyone who participated.

Summer will be here before you know it! The Arcanum Pool is readying the site for lots of summer fun! One of the most popular activities is the Ladies’ Water Aerobics Class held every Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 11 a.m.; this year’s class will begin on June 5th. The cost is $45.00 for the whole summer or $3 per day. Tickets are now available at the City Building. During the month of April there is a discount of $10 if you purchase your membership this month. The pool is also an excellent place to host a private party during the summer, check out their available dates by visiting the village offices and asking for more information. As always, the pool will also have swimming lessons. Hours for the pool beginning June 5th will be Noon to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday, Saturdays 12 to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 6 p.m. A single day admission for ages four and up is $5 before 4 p.m. and $3 after 4 p.m. A Single pass $65, Senior pass $45, Family pass $115. Again, this year they will have Wonderful Wednesdays – all day admission is $3.

Coming to the Arcanum Public Library in May. A Touch of Glass will present two different sessions to create your own Ladybug-stained Glass Mosaic Suncatcher. The cost is $10 per person and that includes all the supplies. You will need to call and claim your spot! The first session is May 4th at 6:30 p.m. .and the second one is May 9th at 1 p.m. Call 937-692-8484 for information or to add your name to the list. On Tuesday, May 16th at 6 p.m., the library will host the Indian Creek Distillery, hear about their history, and offer some samples of their spirits. Registration is required as there is limited space. You must be twenty-one to attend and the cost is $1 per taste (up to 3). The APL is located at 101 West North Street.

Franklin-Monroe Schools held their 70th FM Alumni Banquet On April 1, 2023. Many thanks to Jesse Baker, Danyelle Cool, and Jessica Kremer for planning the event. The Honored Classes were 1948, 1973, 1998, and 2023. Scholarships were presented to Seniors Alaina Blackburn, Zoe Kellems, Stephanie Dong, Gavin Tucker, and Blake Addis (Wilbur & Alice Frantom Scholarship), Brandon and Nicki Bowser presented the Shelby Lanae Bowser Memorial Scholarship to Layni Norris and Sadie Bowser.

“April is a promise that May is bound to keep.” – Hal Borland

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” – William Shakespeare

“If April showers should come your way, they bring the flowers that bloom in May.” – Buddy de Sylva

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