The Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society would like to thank everyone involved in the successful 2013 Christmas Bazaar from the customers patronizing the bazaar to those who donated items, others working to create new items and those members manning the Bazaar.
The In-House Raffle winners were Marilyn Bixler winning the wreath created by Kim Jackson, Minda Howard, winner of the Snowman gift package donated by Larry and Annabelle Wallace, Marlene Mitchell won the decorated sleigh, Carolyn Siculan winner of the Poinsettia Center Piece donated by The Rose Post, Tammy Meyer winning Father Christmas and Brenda Arnett won the Snowman.
The 50-50 Raffle winners were: first place of $150 was Wilson Bunger, 2nd place of $100 went to Lyle Bixler and 3rd place of $70 was Jerry Kessler. General door prize of Christmas Ware donated by Larry and Annabelle Wallace was won by Donna Bunger.
The Historical Society also wants to remind their members the annual membership meeting will be on Thursday at 7 p.m. The meal is a carry-in dinner with drinks, plates, cups and silverware provided. The first initial of your name indicates which food item you should bring, A thru F – dessert, G thru P- Salad or Vegetable, Q thru Z – Meat. The meeting, following dinner, will include election of officers for 2014 and committee chairman reports from 2013. Updates and upcoming events and programs for the 2014 year will be presented to the membership. It is an important meeting for all members of the society to attend. Guests are welcome to attend if you would like to learn more about the AWTHS.
The Arcanum Criterion Club will be hosting a Darke County Author on Mon., Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcanum Public Library. The public is invited to attend this outstanding evening, no admission will be charged to hear Kelsey Timmerman, a graduate of Mississinawa Valley High School and Miami University speak on his travels and two published books, “Where Am I Wearing” and his newest “Where Am I Eating?” His books have been adopted as assigned reading material at over 70 schools and universities. The evening will conclude with a Book Signing by Mr. Timmerman. The Criterion Club requests your presence to enjoy an enlightening evening. Refreshments will be served to all in attendance.
Update as of 12/31/13 - Arcanum Athletic Events Rescheduled - Jan. 27 - junior high boys at Milton-Union - 5 p.m., and Feb/ 11 - high school boys basketball versus Milton-Union.
The Arcanum-Butler Local School District is joining with other districts throughout the state to recognize the important contributions school board members make to their communities. “The Arcanum-Butler School community benefits from the dedication of our local board members,” said Arcanum-Butler Treasurer, Matt Huffman. “These public servants are elected to serve by local citizens and receive little compensation for their efforts.” Arcanum Superintendent, John Stephens stated, “Even though we are making a special effort during January to show appreciation to our local school board members, we recognize their contributions reflect a year-round commitment on their part. They are dedicated individuals who are committed to the continuing success of our school and students here at Arcanum-Butler.” Board President, Ed Everman, has served on the Arcanum-Butler Local Board since 1998. Vice President, Tracy Fout, began serving in 2010, Mark Trask in February of 2011, Bev Delk in January of 2012 and Kelly Norris in April of 2013.
On Jan. 19, the Faith United Methodist Church will be hosting a “Family Movie Night” for the Arcanum community. They will be showing the animated movie, “Despicable Me” in the sanctuary. Showtime will be promptly at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments available in the social hall following the movie. Please mark this date on your calendar and plan to attend with your family. There is no cost to attend. Organizers look forward to seeing you there. Faith UMC is located at 101 E. South Street.
“And now we welcome a new year, full of things that have never been.” ~ Rilke
“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in your next year, you surprise yourself.” ~ Neil Gaiman
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.