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By Vickie Rhodehamel

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The Arcanum Historical Society will be holding their annual Anything and Everything Rummage Sale on Wednesday from 1 to 6 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 pm. at the historical building at 123 W. George St. Among the numerous items will be wooden chairs, books, pictures, yard ornaments, decorator items, large items and much, much more. Come and search for useful and unusual items that are guaranteed to have the lowest and best prices of the garage sales/rummage season. Close out the week by attending the Farmers’ Market in Veterans Park in Arcanum on the morning of July 19. The historical building will also be open from 9 a.m. to noon for touring with the research/resource room closed. The research/resource room will reopen at a later date.

Join in the fun the week of July 14-18, for VBS at Immanuel Baptist in Arcanum. The program will run from 9:30 to 11:30 daily for ages 3 years old through sixth grade. The theme for this year is “God Always Wins!” a VBS curriculum from Children Desiring God that will focus on learning about God, who never loses at anything, and how we can be on His side. “God Always Wins” will have game time, crafts, Bible lessons, songs, snack, and close the week with a pool party at Arcanum Pool on July 20. So join them for Bible learning and lots of fun! Register that morning or call the church office at 937-692-8188 for a registration.

“The wheels are moving”…this comment was made about the recent reorganization of the Arcanum Alumni Association. A new Arcanum Alumni Advisory Committee has been formed and met on June 17 at the high school with Superintendent John Stephens. Many volunteers have come together and elected Tom Fourman and Linda Newbauer as co-chairpersons of this new committee. Since the AHS Alumni Banquet was held this past April, several individuals have been looking into taking on the challenge of giving the AHS Alumni Association a “new look” and making the annual banquet “an evening to remember.” AHS has such a fine tradition of achievements in academics, athletics, music and fine arts that it is easy to overlook or underestimate the impact of such achievements. Arcanum continues to produce many talented and dedicated students that leads to outstanding community members. The new advisory committee wants to encourage as many of our graduates to follow their dreams and establish more scholarship funds to assist many more graduates. They also want to make the annual banquet a homecoming event. The committee invites any AHS graduate to join in on the planning of the renovation of the AHS Alumni Association. There are many ways to serve, subcommittees are being formed now. If you are interested in helping, please call Tom Fourman at 692-5290 or Linda (Yount) Newbauer at 996-8264. The committee will meet again on Aug. 30 at The Arcanum Public Library from 9 a.m. to noon.

The Pitsburg Church of the Brethren, as part of their summer concert series, will host The Hatfield Family at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3. Travis and Sarah Hatfield live near Arcanum with their five children, and have been in the singing ministry together for 10 years. They feel that it is important to give their children an early start in music, and include them in their singing. The children love to sing and are excited to share about Jesus through their songs. This free concert is open to the public and a freewill offering will be accepted. Refreshments will be served following the concert. The church is located at the west edge of Pitsburg at 8376 Pitsburg-Laura Road. For more information, call Bruce Shank at 937-564-2891.

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” - Wallace Stevens

It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” - Lewis Grizzard

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 krhodehamel@woh.rr.com. 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.

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