AHS Drama Club to present their fall play “Be My Ghost” written by Tim Kelly on Friday, Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. in the high school cafe. Tickets are $5 adults, $3 students. Children under 5 and Senior Citizens are free. Cast members are Danielle Sink, Cody Fourman, Lindsey Dirksen, Caitlin Yantis, Aubrey Kreusch, Cheyanne Mills, Anthony Ditmer, Jess Besecker, Lacey Snyder, Sunni Tomlinson, Evan Diemler, Gabriella Martino, Sebastian Rothwell, Paige Tedore, Jesus Quiroz, Jared Myers, Sam Guinaugh Penn, Cat Clark, Kaylee Myers, Megan Bailey, James Daniel, and Hunter Nickel. Crew members are Justin Baker, Mitchell Sink, Zach Norris, Madison Mosser, and Cody Reed. Directors are Lyn Foureman and Beth Piel. Join the AHS Drama Department for a night of fun.
Congratulations to the Arcanum Junior High School football team for winning the CCC championship with a win over Bethel 34-0.
Arcanum-Butler Local Schools will be open to the public for adult walking Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m., Nov. 26 through March 28, 2013. Walking will be restricted to the first floor tiled hallways.
Beginning November 3rd, The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society, located at 123 West George Street in Arcanum, will host visiting hours on the first Saturday of each month. The historic house, which was once the Beck Hotel and home of the Arcanum Grange, as well as other numerous business occupants, will be open from 9 a.m. until noon each month. In the event of severe winter weather the house will be closed. The house is open for tours by appointment as well as the research center during other days of the week. Their displays and reference materials are unique to the town and surrounding area with information and artifacts from local donors, personal collections, and family photo scrapbooks. For more information checkout www.arcanumhistoricalsociety.org or call Annette Stewart at 937-692-6462 for research appointments.
The Arcanum Lion’s Club held their Annual Pie Auction on October 18th at Faith UMC. The auction is a private fundraiser within the club with a ladies guest night. Proceeds from the auction were donated to the local family of Curtis Miller, to help with the cost of medical expenses following a double transplant in his battle against cancer. The annual event raised $1000 with the Rev. David Wilson winning the highest bid for a colossal butterscotch pie. Many thanks to Lonnie Norris for conducting the auctioneering and producing much fun and lots of laughter all in the name of charity. The club members look forward to the 2013 and extend their gratitude to Winston Brumbaugh and Brumbaugh Fruit Farm & Bakery for his help in making it all possible.
The Arcanum Garden Club “Green space” project on the site of the old school is progressing nicely. The great rock has been placed and adjustments are being made. The benches have been ordered and trees and plants will be going in before winter is upon us. A committee has been selected of the Mayor, Arcanum School Superintendent, and a member each from AWTHS, Arcanum Garden Club, and the Lion’s Club for this project. This committee has the task of choosing a name for this green space. Area citizens have submitted name suggestions to this committee. If you have questions regarding the green space or wish information on making donations, please contact Pauline Cates: 467-3064, Kornelia Barnett: 692-5504 or Kathy Fout: 692-5583. These garden club members will answer your questions or direct you to a person who can. The Arcanum Garden Club started this project as the first phase. Other phases may be forthcoming in the future. The club hopes the area will be a community gathering place to enjoy for years to come.
Family of God Ministries, 310 West South Street in Arcanum will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon this Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All kinds of homemade goodies including baked goods, nuts, and candies; as well as handcrafted items will be offered for purchase. A raffle for a handcrafted queen sized quilt will also be available during the bazaar. The luncheon will feature homemade soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages. Proceeds from this event will go to their building fund.
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Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, who serves 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 these opinion pieces are the work of the author. The Daily Advocate does not endorse these viewpoints or the independent activities of the author.