Hunt, Besecker to speak during series


ARCANUM — The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society Coffee and Conversation series continues July 11 at 10 a.m. when Rick Hunt and Sue Hunt Besecker bring back memories of what it was like growing up in a small town during the ’50s and ’60s. Along with their siblings Dick and Ted they kept their parents, Lloyd and Myrna Hunt, busy.

“It’s a fun time to relax and exchange stories, remembering families, friends and events while enjoying light refreshments,” said organizers. “You are encouraged to tell your stories too. Or just come to listen and be ready to laugh. Join us July 11th at 123 W. George St. to hear stories and tell us what your remember; memories which will help preserve the history of our people.”

Dave Gray will be guest host Aug. 8. He’ll have stories about helping Arley, his grandfather and his dad Bud, in the construction business, playing sports in Arcanum and his years as an educator and administrator.

The series is free; students are welcome. This is a chance for newcomers to learn more about this area.

The historical society is open each Saturday from 9 to noon for research and to view displays.