The Arcanum Garden Club has released the official name of their green space project- garden being developed on the site of the old Arcanum School which has been named Generation Square. The Garden Club appreciates all those in the community who submitted names for consideration. The Garden Club also appreciates all groups and individuals who have contributed money to this project. They are continuing to work toward completion of the project, and therefore welcome additional contributions from other individuals and groups to assist them. Opportunities still exist for either a donation of an urn or a general contribution. For questions about Generation Square or to make a donation, contact Kornelia Barnett, Arcanum Garden Club President at 692-5504.
The area United Methodist Churches are again this year having combined/cluster Lenten Services. This past week Ash Wednesday Services were held at Arcanum Faith UMC with the message given by John Gilmore. Lenten services will be held at Sunday evening gatherings as follows: Feb. 17 at Abbottsville UMC, 6:30 p.m., message given by Dave Pettingill; March 3rd at Ft. Jefferson UMC, 6:30 p.m., message given by John Monroe; March 17th at Arcanum Trinity UMC, 6:30 p.m., message given by Chris Harris; and on March 28th - Maundy Thursday Service & Seder Meal at Ithaca Grace UMC, 7:00 p.m. followed by March 29th Good Friday Services at Gordon UMC at 7:00 p.m.
A Charity Token Auction in honor of local resident Gabby Garno is being presented by the Northmont Area Sales Network with the proceeds benefiting the International RettSyndrome Foundation will be held March 7. The event will be held at the Amvets Post 99 located at 1023 S. Brown School Road in Vandalia at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.). Gabby has been involved in 4 research studies over the past 10 years and the Garno family wishes to help fund this organization not only to help Gabby, but to help other families dealing with Rett Syndrome. For more information you can check out “Northmont Area Sales Network” on Facebook. Tickets are available at the door for $2. You can earn a free Chinese Raffle Ticket by donating canned goods for the Garno Family church (Faith United Methodist) at the event. The vendors are donating their products for the auction and Chinese raffle. This is NOT a money-making event for the vendors; all proceeds will go to charity.
Save the date, Franklin-Monroe 60th Annual Alumni Banquet will be held April 6 at FM High School. Honored classes will be 1938, 1963, 1988, and 2013; Noelle Murray is the 1988 class representative and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-417-1007 with questions or to send your updated address. The 2013 Arcanum Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013 in the high school cafetorium. AHS will also be honoring the classes of 1963, 1988, and 2013; the class of 1988 will be hosting this year; chairperson is Evette (Sharp) Paul. Registration and Open House will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. The Arcanum HS Jazz Band will provide entertainment during dinner. If you have any questions, or need to send her an updated address you can contact her via email Evette_Paul@darke.k12.oh.us or by phone at 937-417-3324.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 8520 Oakes Road, Pitsburg will be providing a free spaghetti dinner to the community on Feb. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment by Joseph Helfrich and his musical talents and humor will follow the meal. Questions can be answered by calling 692-5670.
The Arcanum Public Library now has e-books available. Access the website http://www.arcanumpubliclibrary.org and go to the e-book link to download books. If you have any problems, please contact the library for help at 692-8484.
It’s A Girl! Ryan and Erin (Cline) McKenna along with big sister Charlotte welcomed Audrey Grace McKenna, born on February 12, 2012 at 8:42 a.m. weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 21.75” long in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Karen Cline of Arcanum and paternal grandparents Ed and Patsy McKenna of Pittsburgh, PA. Congratulations to the Cline and McKenna families!
Did you know? Here are a few little known facts about the month of February: 1. The flower called a “snowdrop” sometimes is seen in February and is said to be a sign of Hope. 2. Native Americans in the Great Lakes region of America (Hurons & 6 Nations) call a full moon on the 28th day of February a “Snow Moon” because heavy snowfalls are seen many years at this time. 3. The Supreme Court met for the first time on February 1, 1790. 4. Our 40th president, Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911 in Tampico, Illinois. 5. Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the earth on February 20, 1962.
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