Michael and Ashley Price of Baltimore, Ohio, wish to announce the birth of their first child, a son, Lowell Robert Price. Lowell was expected March 18, 2021, but surprised everyone with an early arrival on Dec. 31, 2020. The little guy only weighed 3 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 16 inches long at birth. After many prayers, weight gain, and daily improvements, Lowell was released and able to come home from Mount Carmel Hospital on March 10, 2021. He then weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces.
He was welcomed home by his grandparents JoSue and Chuck Miller of Reynoldburg, Ohio, Robert and Christine Frantz, and Steven Lowell (Steve) and Linda Price, Greenville, Ohio. His great-grandparents are Roberta and Robert Franz, Helen North of Arcanum, and Robert North, Georgeanna and Lowell Price, deceased. To quote Winnie the Pooh, “Sometimes the smallest things take up the biggest part of your heart.” May your home be filled with many years of laughter and love in the Price Family!
Abbottsville United Methodist Church will be hosting a Garage Sale and Bake Sale on April 15, 16, and 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They welcome the community to stop by and see them at 4135 State Route 49.
Have you heard? Arcanum Varsity Boys’ Baseball versus Franklin-Monroe will be played on April 17th at 7 p.m. at the Dayton Dragons’ DayAir Ballpark in downtown Dayton. Tickets are fee, but you must have a ticket for admission. Tickets are available at bit.ly/3a32SHp . You can get a “mobile” ticket sent to your smartphone.
Congratulations to former residents Carlos and Sherry Rodriguez on their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Carlos and Sherry were married on April 10, 1971, in Greenville. They are the parents of Noe (Valerie) Rodriguez and Mara (Cory) Farmer of Arcanum. They have five grandchildren. Carlos was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps and stationed in California. He retired from Greenville Technology Incorporated in early 2015 after 28 years of service. He currently fills his time as a crossing guard for Greenville City Schools, mowing yards through the community and frequenting the YMCA. Sherry is a graduate of Greenville City Schools and retired from the Brethren Retirement Community in 2011 after 35 years of service as an LPN. She spends her days gardening, reading, and accompanying her husband to the YMCA.
During the month of May, various quilts from the community 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.
SRL-Troutwine Insurance Agency has announced that they will be hosting the 2nd annual Brick Street Block Party on Aug. 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.
Have you seen the new picnic tables at the ballpark? Let’s give a very special Thank You to the Arcanum FFA, Mr. Brian Pohlman and all of the students who made and donated picnic tables for the ballpark! They are surely to be enjoyed for many years to come!
Don’t forget to Support Arcanum Schools on Monday, April 26 at Greenville Buffalo Wild Wings. EAT WINGS, Buffalo Wild Wings strives to support our community and the organizations and sports teams within it. Together BW3 and Arcanum Schools can make a positive impact and help keep our community working and playing together. On April 26 from 4 to 9 p.m., present a ticket to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 15 percent* of your total bill (not including tax, gratuity, alcohol, or promotional discounts) to Arcanum Schools dine-in or take-out at the Greenville BW3. The 15-percent donation is contingent on the organization raising at least $300 of pre-tax sales during the promotion (subject to change in our discretion). Other restrictions may apply. Here is the link to print out your ticket: bit.ly/2OBm5bB .
Plans are in the works for the 2nd 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.
Save the Date! If you graduated from Arcanum High School in the 1970s (1970-79), a combined All 70s AHS Class Reunion is being planned for Aug. 21, 2021, at the American Legion in Greenville! More details to be posted soon!
“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” ~Roger Hornsby
“A baby is God’s opinion that life should go on.” ~Carl Sandburg
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 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.