Around the ‘Burg


LEWISBURG — Lewisburg opened its arms of hospitality this week to over 1,700 bikers from Ohio and beyond for the annual GOBA bike ride. Our firefighters were seen on Interstate 70 putting out a serious car fire. The Lewisburg Food Bank handed out food and necessities to those in need of a boost. Michael Cavendish is painting at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church as part of his Eagle Scout commitment. Thank you to the lady who is watering the tall container of flowers outside the Farmer’s State Bank. Lewisburg stands tall sharing with others to make this village one noted on the spectrum. Show your pride, Lewisburg.

Upcoming events

June 28 — EUCHRE. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. During the summer months, EUCHRE will meet only on Tuesday mornings. Play this famous card game from 9 a.m.– noon. Coffee and snacks are provided.

June 29 — Neighbor Night. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Meals served from 5-6:30 p.m. Stay then and join us for worship services which begin at 6:30 p.m. and are finished by 7 p.m. Come and join our group.

June 28 — Young at Heart. Meet at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. and carpool to Huston’s Restaurant in Arcanum. Lunch is on your own. We will also be doing a driving tour of Ithaca.

Splash pad is open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Enjoy the cool water while enjoying the heat.

Brown Memorial Library Summer Reading 2016 June 4 to July 16 — Theme: Get in the Game: READ Activities each Monday and Wednesday June 6 through July 6 at 10:30 a.m. for kids 3 and up. Special programs Monday, June 27: Get in the Zumba Groove with Diane. Wednesday, July 6: Judo demonstration with Mr. Yoshida from Shield of Faith Fitness Gym.

Upcoming events

July 16 — Steak Fry and Auction. More details to follow

July 16 — Rum River Blend. Garber Nature Center 7-9 p.m.

Bicentennial 2018

Joseph Singer may have been the first settler in Lewisburg even though there is no way or records to prove that. It is believed that he arrived here in 1802 at the age of 29. Unmarried, he hunted for survey crews and was a hunter and fur trapper which provided him the means to purchase land in 1804. His log cabin was at the what is now known as 522 South Commerce Street. This house was later moved by Willie Hawkins. The original site of the Singer home has become the location of the LCNB Bank.

June Birthdays

June 23 — J’Siyah Philander

June 24 — Charlie Gulickson, Emma Harris

June 27 — Jeff Sewert, Teagan Davis-Garner, Roger Kier

June 28 — Laura Woodworth, Beckett Conner Price. Happy Anniversary to John & Shelley Offenbacker. Happy Anniversary to Clint & Saundra Baughman.

June 30 — Kaya Wilbur

Shout outs

The Historical Association would like to announce that the Singer’s Blacksmith Shop will be open the last Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Forge demonstrations will be conducted. Plan on stopping by for a small piece of history. Mark your calendars for July 30.

GOBA (Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure) made their way through our village this past week. The rain sure didn’t dampen their spirits as they rode. They spoke of the refreshments and friendliness noted in the village. Folks who visited with us were from Fort Wayne, Indiana and West Virginia. We may appear to be small according to the map but Hospitality isn’t judged by size! Thank you, Lewisburg for sharing our pride!

Girls, Girls, Girls

We couldn’t get in trouble this past week because we were glued to the NBA Finals. It was that Buckeye Pride that kept our attention. The Drought lasted from LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson) to LBJ (Lebron James). This was a fact shared by Jalen Rose during the postgame minutes. Now, I can say that I have lived through the drought! What an exciting time in Ohio history.

Michelle has decided that BINGO isn’t an “old person’s game” after she won the coverall at last week’s happening. I believe that she has marked the calendar so she doesn’t forget. It’s another family outing.

With the airplanes soaring overhead, one Has to check out the airshow activities. Watching the restored World War II planes makes one wonder how so many survived. The Raptor came up next with its booming sound waves. No sneaking up on anyone. Judy said the damage was done before the sound of the plane could be heard by anyone. Even though the Raptor flies at supersonic speeds breaking the sound barrier, the skilled pilot was able to fly at a reduced speed which produced an aerial ballet with a propeller driven WWII aircraft. Phenomenal! History is all around us!

Happy belated Father’s Day to all. These days remind us of the many great memories that were shared with our dads. Judy’s goal for her dad was to buy the wildest, brightest Hawaiian shirt that could be found in downtown Dayton. She found one every year. Losing her mom at the age of eleven, Judy’s dad held a special spot in her daily life. According to her stories, he also was kinda tough on her when her girlish antics didn’t work. Her dad always wore the shirts without hesitation. Isn’t that just like dads?

Father’s Day at Janet’s house was homemade ice cream made with our own pasteurized milk. The cream just made it perfect. On the side, we always had to have blackberry pie or chocolate cake frosted with Aunt Norma’s chocolate frosting. Oh, do we miss those days. Enjoy your parents while they are with you. It will never be the same after they are gone!

In closing

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” — Michelangelo

How many of us are satisfied with the jobs we have, or where we are in life because we settled for what we have rather than strive for what we really wanted for fear of falling short? Maybe that is why there are record numbers of senior citizens applying for college credits in our colleges today.

‘There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place.’ See you ‘Around the Burg’!

Until next week …

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With Janet & Judy

For The Register-Herald

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