Around the ‘Burg


LEWISBURG — Today marks the half-way mark of 2016! Before you know it, we will be complaining again about the cold forgetting all about the heat and humidity of June and July. I guess that is called human nature. There is plenty of activity in the Village to appeal to all ages.

Upcoming events

July 10-14 — LACC sponsored vacation Bible school to be held at Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Theme: Cave Quest, for ages 4 through fifth grade. Each evening begins at 5 p.m. with a family meal prepared by the local churches and ends at 8 p.m. For more information, call 937-962-1042 and leave a message.

The 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 runs through July 16. The theme is “Get in the Game: Read.” Activities each Monday and Wednesday through July 6, at 10:30 a.m. for kids three and up. Special program 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.

July 18 — Bicentennial meeting at TCN Community Center at 6:30 p.m.

July 28 — Quarter Auction. TCN Community Center. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and bidding will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 which entitles you to one paddle. Pulled pork and chicken dinners will be served along with sandwiches and drinks. Items being auctioned include: Lowe’s and Kroger’s certificates, Reds and Dragons baseball tickets, Victoria Theatre tickets, pizzas, Vera Bradley bag, and other great prizes. For more information, call Diane Shrout at 937-962-4224.

Bicentennial 2018

The first high school in Lewisburg opened on North Main Street in 1883. Professor F. M. De Motte was the superintendent. It was a three-year school with eight and one-half months per term. Seven members were in the first graduating class in 1886. “Higher education” was not a priority and many considered it unnecessary and too expensive. Therefore, there were no graduates in 1887 or 1888.

June birthday

June 30 — Hersche, 46 maybe?

July Birthdays

July 2 — Lee League, Aalliyah Nelson

July 5 — Donna Root, Owen Shively

July 6 — Marilyn Bourne

Shout outs

The Historical Association has announced 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.

Pay it forward

This is late in appearing but worth the wait. Bev Reed, a Lewisburg resident (and the mother in law of Ed Zumstein) makes sure that veterans are honored with flags each Memorial Day. She purchases the flags and decorates their graves. Where might you ask? The Verona cemetery in Verona. Thank you Bev for making this a priority each year.

Congratulations to the Bill Sewert family. Bill Sewert was inducted into the Preble County Historical Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 3. This is an honor to stand among those from Preble County who have given of themselves to make their community superior.

Girls, Girls, Girls

Day to day activities keep us hopping but occasionally we take time to make a special memory. Last week was one of those occasions. We went to the Schuster Theater in downtown Dayton to see The Lion King. It was absolutely breathtaking. We had watched the promos on television with the giraffes, gazelles, etc,. but to see it in person was beyond description. We highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t experienced it yet.

Sometimes life has a way of catching up with you when you least expect it. As most of you know, the theme of The Lion King is “The Circle of Life”. We have reached the place on the circle where a lot of situations are prefaced with a short phrase, “for your age”. For your age, your blood pressure is good. For your age, your reflexes are pretty good. And on and on it goes. You sometimes just want to say, “When I was your age”, but if you are like me you would probably get half way through your rebuttal and forget what you wanted to say. Some things are just better left unsaid. It is what it is.

In closing

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” — Aristotle

As we celebrate the Fourth of July let’s remember all who have gone before us to make America what it is today. It is now up to us to keep the values on which this country was built. Happy Birthday, America!

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

Until next week …

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With Judy & Janet

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