Historic Opera Update – Daily Advocate


Here’s another wonderful update to the historic Arcane Town Hall and Opera House window project. You may have noticed signs in the windows. They offer the possibility of sponsoring the restoration of windows. The price depends on the size and complexity of the window. Interested in sponsoring a showcase? Contact them for more information at 937-459-1157. Other sponsors announced last week are: Arcanum High School Class of 1981, the Shank Family, Tom and Barb Troutwine, and the Darke County Endowment for the Arts.

The Arcanum Physical Activity Center (APAC) has reopened and is available for membership. Please contact if you are interested in purchasing an APAC membership, you can email the Director of Sports, Abbey Moore at [email protected] or you can drop by the Superintendent’s office to complete the ‘registration.

Do you buy Amazon online? Want to make a difference for a local band by buying from Amazon? Amazon Smile is now available in the Amazon shopping app. Want to help make a difference while you shop in the Amazon app at no extra cost to you? Simply follow the instructions below to select “Arcanum A Sharp Music Boosters Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile in the app. They will donate a portion of your mobile app purchases eligible for Music Boosters. Here’s how it works: 1. Open the Amazon app on your phone; 2. Select the main menu and press “AmazonSmile”; in programs and features; 3. Select “Arcanum A Sharp Music Boosters Inc” as the charity; and 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app. It was easy, wasn’t it?

Did you hear? Brumbaugh Fruit Farm is looking for Fall School Travel Guides. If you are enthusiastic, outgoing, and want to work in a fun environment, please call Patti at 937-417-0854. This is a part-time seasonal position for September and October. Retired teachers are always welcome!

Have you moved? The Arcanum Alumni Association Advisory Committee is currently updating its address registers. If you’ve moved within the past two years, please email us at [email protected] or text us at 937-423-3763. Please include your year of graduation along with this new address and if you would like to share your email address. Thank you!

Have you already received your ticket? The Arcanum Fire Department is hosting a fundraiser for the Pork Chop Dinner on July 25 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $ 10 each and lunches will be available for pickup at the fire hall at 208 Main Street South on July 25. Dinner will include a pork chop, fries, applesauce and a bun. Contact an FD member to purchase tickets or contact Chef Kurt Troutwine at 937-459-6405.

The Arcanum Preservation Society has decided to open a limited number of places for food trucks for the July 4th Old-Time Picnic and Children’s Parade. If you are interested, please message APS on their Facebook page. You must have proof of a current certificate from the insurance and health department. Electricity is available but no water / sewer. Because the notice is short, they waive any entry fee.

A July 4th community church service will be held at 10 a.m. at Ivester Park Shelter # 1. This service is sponsored by Arcanum Faith UMC and Gordon Grace UMC / St. Matthew ELCA Partnership. The worship service with Special Chaplain Jill Bryan will make you laugh and leave you speechless with her magic while teaching the gospel of Jesus.

The APS is also planning a community barbecue at the Opera on July 10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They plan to hit the grill that day and serve up burgers and hot dogs for a donation. They will be open until 1 p.m. or as soon as they run out of food, whichever comes first.

A combined Arcanum High School reunion will be hosted by the 1970s AHS classes, any AHS graduate is welcome to attend. The event will take place on August 21, 2021 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the American Legion, 325 North Ohio Street, Greenville, Ohio. DJ Opie will be there to keep the tunes going throughout the evening. Hope you can plan to have some fun – light snacks will be provided, cash bar and casual dress expected. The cost is $ 8 per person at the door or $ 15 per couple. Questions? Call Vickie at 937-423-3763.

“Can I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I’m looking down.” ~ Sara June Parker

“June is the gateway to summer…” ~ Jean Hershey

Vickie Rhodehamel is a volunteer citizen columnist, serving The lawyer on a daily basis readers every week with his Arcanum community column. She can be reached by dialing 937-423-3763, by email at [email protected] The views expressed in the article are the work of the author. The lawyer on a daily basis does not endorse these views or the independent activities of the author.

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