Arcanum News: Signs of Spring in Arcanum


By Vickie Rhodehamel



Arcanum High School Choir, Band and Jazz Band invite you to come and enjoy their concert this Tuesday, March 15 at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. The high school band recently returned from their Disney World trip and would like to thank members of the community for their support; and give special thanks to the Arcanum Lion’s Club and VFW post #7262 for their monetary donations to make the trip possible.

The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society will be open for the Arcanum Alumni on April 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. If Alumni are searching or looking for a particular class photo or item it’s recommend they contact Annette Stewart ahead of time at contact@arcanumhistoricalsociety.org. They will have a special display out of old school and class photos from southern Darke County; these will be open for viewing in April, May and all summer. They will also be open May 20, 21, and 22 during Old Fashioned Days. This summer they we will host the Farmers Market available starting June 4-August 13 on Saturday mornings. Vendors with questions can contact Sharon Troutwine. The house will also be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the summer beginning in June.

Faith United Methodist Church and FHC Fellowship are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for children of the Arcanum Community up through the 4th grade. The hunt will be in Ivester Park on March 26 at 2 p.m. They plan to hold the hunt “rain or shine” (assuming no downpours or snow). Children should bring an Easter basket to collect their eggs in. The eggs will have individually wrapped pieces of candy in them. There will also be a limited number of special prize eggs. Refreshments will be provided after the egg hunt. If you have questions, you may contact Don Taylor at 692-5765 or the church office at 692-8934 (office hours are 9 a.m. to p.m.).

An Easter Egg Hunt in Gordon Park will be held on March 26 at 2 p.m. hosted by Gordon UMC, Grace UMC/Ithaca and St. Matthew’s Lutheran/Ithaca. Registration will begin at 1:30 p.m. for children aged 12 and under.

Pleasant View Missionary Church will be hosting Easter Egg Hunts at the park in Pitsburg and also in Gettysburg on March 19th starting at 11 a.m. For more details, please phone the church at 937-447-3885.

Construction crews are once again on site at Arcanum Schools to complete the work that was started last summer. Approximately 50 percent of the work has been completed, with the remainder of the work to be finished this summer. Please be aware of the following: 1) be mindful of the additional traffic on and off the campus; 2) the back parking lot is once again closed and is off limits at all hours; 3) The walking path will only be partially opened for walkers and is closed around the back of the building, and 4) parking for softball and baseball games is available in the front parking lot. Administrators thank you for your continued patience as they complete the project.

Coming this summer will be yet another exciting development for Ivester Park! The Village of Arcanum is on a mission to build new exciting playground equipment where every child will have the opportunity to play! Check out the plans on this website:

http://psidata.playworldsystems.com/ebinder/VillageOfArcanum/story.html.

Vendor spots are filling up for the 2016 Old Fashioned Days on May 21, 22, and 23. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the festival this year, you will find the info and forms right here. If you need more information, please contact Sara Baker at 937-459-8409. If you are a food vendor looking to participate at Old Fashioned Days, please contact Sharon and Ron Rismiller at ron@rismiller.com or 937-266-6392.

Reservations for the Arcanum Trojan Homecoming Event on April 16 will be accepted until the deadline, April 2. Please consider supporting the Arcanum Alumni Scholarship Fund to further the education of a member of our current senior class. The scholarships are funded by local businesses and the alumni base. Donations and reservations are accepted by Terri (Warner) Bailey, 6009 Grubbs-Rex Road, Arcanum, Ohio 45304. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at 937-467-3856 or via email at ptbailey@centurylink.net.

“Easter eggs are probably the weirdest part about this great holiday. Rabbits laying eggs and then children run around finding them and eating them thinking that they are chocolate.” ~Anonymous

“Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.” ~Martin Luther

“God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, ‘I love you.’” ~ Billy Graham

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By Vickie Rhodehamel