Arcanum Family Movie Night is coming on July 9, beginning at 4 p.m. with food from local vendors such as: Arcanum A# Club, Creme de la Creme, Nacho Pig and possibly more. Once again there will be free bounce houses for the kids to enjoy and free popcorn during the movie. The movie will be shown around 9 p.m. in the Ben Franklin parking lot, so don’t forget your blankets and/or chairs! Voting is open until June 22 to choose the movie. You can vote at the following website: http://poll.fm/5mdzy .
A very successful Arcanum Old Fashioned Days was held this year from May 20-22. The weather improved over the weekend and provided entertainment throughout. A variety of music genres were provided at the festival. Friday began with Harmony providing some old classics in four-part harmony, followed by Kings Landing which provided some southern “country-rock.” Saturday featured Arcanum-resident Todd Westfall singing some country favorites. Winchester Gray then provided more of a modern folk, Americana-type music. The evening closed out with Vanguard singing rock music. Sunday, Sawmill Ridge sang some family-friendly, hand-clapping bluegrass music to close out the musical portion of Old Fashioned Days.
This year also featured the return of Chainsaw Sculptor, Dayle Lewis, sponsored by T&C Motorsports. You can still see one of his creations at the Arcanum Public Library, in the Guardian he carved that is just outside the door. There was also the numerous craft vendors present, expanded to include an additional tent. Various choices of food were also available, with all vendors local to the area.
The highlight this year had to be the All-American Lumberjack Show out of Minnesota that presented five total shows over Saturday and Sunday. Every show had full bleachers and many people standing to watch. The show pitted two lumberjacks competing against each other in various events, as well as including some of the audience members in the competition. They even stayed around after each show to sign autographs for the kids and talk with the viewing public. The show was made possible by the incredible support of many area businesses including: Greenville National Bank, America’s Decorative Concrete, Creme de la Creme Cakery, Belle Fiole Tanning & Spa, Sutton’s, Second National Bank, Orme Hardware, Village Flower Shop, Garbig & Schmidt Attorneys-at-Law, Troutwine Auto Sales, Blue Spruce Realty, Arcanum Store & Lock, Rismiller Concessions, Lyle Bixler Realty, E & R Supply, LLC, Roberts Insurance Agency, Miller’s Tavern, Sink Jewelers, Wagner Paving, The Hair Hut, The Rose Post, Chuck’s Foods & Concessions, RJ Warner Insurance, Troutwine Insurance Agency, Modern Impressions, Brumbaugh Fruit Farm, Flaig Lumber, Martin’s Concessions, C.A. Shindeldecker & Sons, Johnston Chiropractic Clinic, Delk Mechanical Services, David Rohrer Attorney-at-Law, Diane Evans – State Farm Agent, West Branch Express, Cut & Curl, Bowman’s Concessions, Brehm’s Popcorn, Rowland Truck & Equipment, Hamilton Auto Sales, Paulus Plumbing, Mote & Associates, Picnics Pizza & Grille, Greenville Federal Bank, American Muscle Car and Petey’s Pizza.
Arcanum Old Fashioned Days is proudly sponsored by the Arcanum Area Business Association. Information about events in and around Arcanum can be found on the “Arcanum Area Community Events” facebook page. Thank you to the local businesses who made our community festival a great event; be sure to thank the proprietors when you see them and let them know how much we appreciate all that they do for our little town. Proceeds from this event are used to help our community and its families.
As always, I look forward to hearing from you with your news – it might be your church, civic organization, family (a new baby, wedding or graduation) – feel free to contact me with your news and I will be glad to share with the community.
“Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work 13 times an hour, she can hurt you.” ~Erma Bombeck
“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” Jeannette Walls
“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.” ~Bern Williams
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.