LEWISBURG — How many people does it take to shut down a major highway for three days, have fantastic smells wafting through the air, hear the rumble of motorcycles and cars, see people walking up and down the streets, hear laughing, cheering, see tears when meeting an old friend? The list goes on and on. To quote a former politician, “It takes a village!” It took the entire village of Lewisburg to make Derby Days a success! Great job! Thank you to the village for such great cooperation and making this year the best.
Congratulations to the following for their part in Derby Days 2015:
Boys 1 – 2 ½ First place: Bow Hunter Lee Wiseman and Kylen Lane
Girls 1 – 2 ½ First place Parker Isaacs
Girls 2 ½ – 3 ½ First place: Emma Fannin
Boys 2 ½ – 3 ½ First place: Brady Walker
Girls 3 ½ – 5 ½ First place: Addison Sexton
Girls 5 ½ – 7 First place: Lola Grieshop
Boys 8 First place: Kale Dwyer
Girls 8 First place: Savannah Quinn
First place and Queen of 2015 Derby Days: Ashlyn Cobern
Second: Alexis Studebaker
Third: Lydia Sullenbarger
Derby Day Racers:
Junior Division: First: Hunter Harry, Second: Jack Browning, Third: Walker McPeck
Senior Division: First: Emily Norris, Second: Hannah Judy, Third: Harli Musick
Bob Tegtmeyer, David Lock, Justin Boze, Mike Nelson, Steve Nickell, Charles Shisler, Bob Napier, Herb Perry, Rob Taylor, Kathy and Shorty Swartz Steve and Cheri Summer, Dan Fusion, Jeff Barnhart, Bob Ringo, Ronnie Stewart, John Overholser, Willie Lock, Donnie and Mary Lou King, Todd Taztari and Clyde Antrobus.
Derby Day 5K Run:
First: Aidan Tomlin from Lewisburg
Second: Mandy Tegtmeyer from Arcanum
Third: William Taylor from Eaton
Fourth: Clint Daugherty from Lewisburg
Fifth: Dave Selby from Miamisburg
First place float: Life in Christ Clowns led by Pastor Brent Cavendish. Also in the parade were: Betty Buckeye (Michelle Sayne), Cleva Marie (Judy Mayrer) and Hyacinth (Janet Philpot). Thank you to Mark Madigan for lending us a ride and Vaal Browne for being our driver. We were certainly surprised!
Congratulations to all of these winners. Derby Days 2016 is less than one year away! Thank you to the Tri County North Community Association for a fantastic celebration!
Sept. 2 — Neighbor Night. Great cooks, free fellowship and lots of awesome food
Sept. 5 — Farmer’s Market at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Crafts, Tupperware, Fresh Baked Goods, Homemade jelly, etc. are being sold on Saturday mornings from 9:00 until 2:00. Great produce can be purchased. Let’s support these vendors.
Sept 5 — And So They Build. Garber Nature Center would like to invite you to visit the farm from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. What if you lived in the woods? What could you find to build your own shelter? Limbs and twigs will be collected to construct your own hide-away. Sounds like great fun!
Sept. 5 — Movies at the Park. Movies begin at dusk. BREAKING NEWS: The movie to be shown is: Star Wars. Bring your lawn chair, enjoy sitting under the star lit sky and act like a kid again. Concessions will be open for your movie-eating enjoyment. If it rains, the movie will be held in the TCN Community Center.
Sept. 12 — BINGO at the Tri-County North Community Center Doors will open at 6 p.m. and BINGO will start at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss out on this activity. It is great fun!
Sept. 13 — Pinterest Party 1-4 p.m. at 3691 U.S. 40 East (formerly the VFW) Admission: $20 cash or $21 for credit/debit cards. It is important to understand that the class size is limited and one must prepay to guarantee your spot. To pay with credit/debit card contact Kayleigh Parks at 937-336-1348. All of the supplies will be at the class for the crafts that are being made. Crafts will be taken home at the end of the day. Please plan of bringing a covered dish and the recipe from Pinterest to share. There are plenty of outlets for crockpots if needed.
Sept. 14 — Community Calendar Deadline Order your calendar for 2016. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will help fund the Village events. Calendars will sell for $8 plus 50 cents for each birthday, anniversary, meeting, etc. Marsha Jones will be able to answer any questions about this fundraiser. She can be reached at: 937-962-2136.
Sept. 19 — 9th Annual Cody Holp Memorial Golf Scramble Begins at 1 p.m. sharp at Beechwood Golf Club in Arcanum Cost is $65 per golfer/$260 per team which includes golf, cart and dinner. Dinner is around 6 p.m. or immediately following golf. This is open to the public and will be held at Beechwood Golf Club Cost is $10 per person (non golfers) and $5 for kids 10 years old and younger. Contact: Larry and Jodi Gray at 937-962-4815 or Bob and Kim Askins at 937-884-7669 All proceeds will benefit the Cody Holp Memorial Scholarship Fund
Sept. 19 — The Flat Out Band will be featured at the Tri-County North Community Center from 7:30-11:30 p.m. Cost: Single $10 and Couples $15. Live Band, Entertainment and Dance. Concessions and seating will be available. For more information and tickets, please contact Park Harry at 937-533-8732. Tickets can also be purchased at the Village office.
Sept. 22 — Young at Heart Meet at the United Church of Christ at noon. “Soups and Sweets” Soups and crackers will be provided by the planning committee and officers. Members are to bring sweets. The program will be presented by Nancy Horlacher, a local history specialist for the Dayton Metro Library. Please bring Food Bank items.
We have heard talk around town about this great water park! Seeing the children run and jump in the water is a sight to see. We talked to Jeff Sewert about senior days at the Water Park. He agreed that our proposal sounded fair. The Water Park will be open until Labor Day. With the children in school, we can lounge in the sun. It sounds like it might be a little warm next week. Who will be the first to be there?
Celebrations and projects in Lewisburg
Brown Memorial Library Microfilm Digitalization Project: Sponsor a reel of microfilm at $75 or make a donation of any amount earmarked for the “Save Lewisburg’s History Project”. Thirty one reels are in the process of being completed. That leaves fifteen reels to be sponsored. Thank you Lewisburg for saving our history. Our children to come will have any idea how powerful Lewisburg has been unless they have access to their past. Thank you to readers who have seen this ad and supported the Brown Memorial Library Project. Thanks again!
On the road again
Two weeks ago we spent three hours on the interstate with a flat tire. After calling many numbers for help, Ed Brower rescued us. Thank you Les and Ed Brower for being our miracle angels. Three days later, Herschel was an angel for us. The battery in our small white car, Minnie, died. He helped to get us back on the road.
Wanted to share that Alex Savage was the Ben-gal cheerleader of the week. Tammy and Jim are standing six feet tall.
Jesse Cavendish went back to college this past week. He is attending Case Western University for his sophomore year. Pastor Cavendish drove him and his supplies last Wednesday.
BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
September birthday and anniversary wishes going out to:
Sept. 1 — Mildred Blankenship
Sept 2 — Hunter Harry
Sept 3 — Erin King, Tiffany Studebaker
Sept. 4 — Barney McClain, Tom & Gerry Woodyard (anniversary)
Sept. 5 — Josh Meyer, Paige League
Sept. 6 — Scott Schmidt, Gretchen Meyers, Tom Pearson
Sept. 7 — Taylor Brennan, Jeff Baker, Pete Jones, Josh and Gretchen Meyers
Sept. 8 — Teresa and Daniel Thompson, Pat Seery, Travis Prater
Thoughts from local folks
Jennifer Bull shared that if raccoons are an issue this fall try one tablespoon of hot sauce and one gallon water. Spray anything that might interest them. Sprinkle hot pepper flakes around plants, etc.
Albert Brown asked if we knew what the moon on an outhouse stood for. We didn’t know! The moon provides a place to hang our cane while visiting the facility.
As one can see, many things are happening within our village. Don’t overlook an opportunity to participate in any of the activities.
Remember: “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place!” Until next week, we will see you Around the ‘Burg!
Reach Janet & Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.