LEWISBURG — Another successful Derby Days weekend has come and gone, school is back in session with a new sports season started, and Labor Day 2015 is history. Labor Day is referred to as the last holiday of summer, but when you are retired, summer never ends! (Until the white stuff starts to fall, that is!)
Lewisburg has lost two very special people known to our community this week. Robert (Bob) Gettinger, principal of Twin Valley High School and Paije Heindel who graduated in the 2015 class at Tri-County North.
Bob Gettinger was a mentor and a friend to hundreds of high school students whose lives he touched. Even after retirement, he continued to serve the community and school district. He will be missed.
Paje Heindel passed long before her story was written but we celebrate the many memories that were shared while attending school in Lewisburg. A benefit will be held for Paje to help the family with funeral and medical expenses. This will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 4-8 p.m. The cost — donations. Let’s show the family our support by attending the benefit.
Sept. 8 — State of the Village. Held at the Tri-County North Community Center.
Sept. 9 — Neighborhood Night. Serving from 5– 6:30 p.m. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church The food is GREAT but the FELLOWSHIP is AWESOME! It’s entertaining to listen on the conversations. Stories from the past can be heard around the tables.
Sept. 11 — Tri-County North football
Sept. 12 — Tour De Donut. Unique bicycle race where riders are awarded 5 minutes for any donut they eat. Are you a good enough cyclist to “go into negative time”? The Tour starts in Arcanum at 8:30 a.m. and will passing through our village. A donut stop will be at the Tri-County North Community Center. Let’s welcome the visitors. For maore information on this event visit their website at www.thetourdedonut.com
Sept. 12 — Farmer’s Market. (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church front lawn. Vegetables, Tupperware, homemade sweets, crafts, etc. Stop by and chat to the exhibitors. Thank them for sharing their talents.
Sept. 12 — Benefit for Paje Heindel. Spaghetti dinner at Lewisburg Trinity Church Serving from 4-8 p.m. Cost: Donations
Sept. 12 — BINGO. Tri-County North Community Center Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game begins at 6:30. Refreshments and fun are both served this night. Have fun! See you there!
Sept. 13 — Pinterest Party.Crafting at its best! Held from 1-4 p.m.. At 3691 U.S. 40 East (formerly the VFW) Don’t forget that this needs to be prepaid to guarantee your spot. $20 cash or $21 for credit/debit cards is all that is needed. Call Kayleigh Parks at 937-336-1348 to reserve your seat. All of the supplies will be at the class for the crafts that are being made. Crafts are taken home at the end of the class. Please bring a covered dish to share, please — along with the recipe. Plenty of outlets are available for crockpots. Class size is limited so register early. The last day to register is Friday, Sept. 11. For questions, please call Kay at 937-336-1390.
Sept. 14 — Deadline for the 2016 Community Calendar. Calendars are $8 plus 50 cents per birthday or anniversary entry. Please call Marsha Jones at 937-962-2136 to order a calendar.
Sept. 19 — 9th Annual Cody Holp Memorial Golf Scramble. Held at Beechwood Golf Club in Arcanum Begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $65 per golfer/$260 per team which includes golf, cart, and dinner. Dinner will be held at 6:00 or immediately following golf. It is open to the public and will be held at the Beechwood Golf Club. Cost: $10 per person (non-golfers) and $5 for kids 10 years old and younger. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy some good food! Sign up for the golf scramble must be done by Sept. 14. Contact Larry and Jody Gray at 937-962-4815 or Bob and Kim Askins at 9377-884-7669. All proceeds will benefit the Cody Holp Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Sept. 19 — Saturday Night Venue and Dance at the Tri-County North Community Center. Featured band is “The Flat Out Band” Concessions and seating will be available. For tickets, please contact Park Harry at 937-533-8732 or tickets may be purchased at the Village office . Single: $10 and Couples $15
Sept. 22 — Young at Heart. Meet at the United Church of Christ. Eating at noon. Soup and crackers will be provided by the Planning Committee and officers. Members are to bring sweets, The program will feature Nancy Horlacher, a local historian for the Dayton Metro Library. Please bring Food Bank items.
Sept 1, Craig Mayrer, Mildred Blankenship
Sept. 2, Hunter Harry
Sept. 3, Erin King, Tiffany Studebaker
Sept. 4, Erin Kingleague,
Sept. 5, Josh Meyer, Paige League, (*in memory of) Leslie Shiveley*
Sept. 6, Scott Schmidt, Gretchen Meyers, Tom Peterson
Sept 7, Taylor Brennan, Jeff Baker, Pete Jones,
Sept. 8, Pat Seery, Travis Prater
Sept. 9, Draiden Mills, Luke Baughman
Sept. 4, Tom & Gerry Woodyard
Sept. 7, Josh & Gretchen Meyers
Sept. 8, Teresa & Daniel Thompson
Where are you guys?
Have you ever just needed a change in your routine, different scenery, maybe even no reason to get up early? Well, the three of us experienced just that this week. After a short discussion, we agreed that Columbus was at the same time close enough and far enough away to fill the bill. After a nerve-wracking delay looking for a misplaced credit card, and a return home to retrieve forgotten meds, we were off…three adults and four dogs! We never travel without our spoiled puppies,who range in age from 3 to 14. We made our necessary stop at Walmart for sodas and snacks, then were off to the hotel. We have a favorite room at this particular hotel and it was ready and waiting for us with cold water and another snack. We enjoy being spoiled a little.
We made a few shopping excursions, watched some TV and even found time for naps. Sometimes the less you do, the better the results. The highlight of our trip was a visit to Ohio Stadium, lovingly referred to as “the ‘shoe”. Since the Buckeyes first game this year is away, we were able to walk inside and take pictures. Michelle sat in one of the seats normally reserved for season ticket holders. As she looked around, with tears in her eyes, she said, “My dream has come true.” There is not a bigger Buckeye fan in this world than Michelle! She truly bleeds “scarlet and gray”.
Pay it forward
Pastor Justis, this has been an extremely hard week for you. Thank you for standing in the gap for the families involved and for being the rock that is needed in a time such as this. With all the craziness happening in the world, we learn that we have to come back to our first love and let him carry us through the fires, disappointments and the happiness that comes our way. Thank you again for representing our village and helping the healing to begin.
This article represents so many emotions and happenings. Once again it indicates that our Village can stand and face the giants no matter how big they may be. Remember: “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place.” Until next week …