Around the ‘Burg

By Janet & Judy - For The Register-Herald

Hello Lewisburg!

Welcome spring! We had a welcome surprise last week. Our yellow crocuses were shining brightly and shouting, “It’s spring!” Even though we have had a mild winter, isn’t it great to know that blue skies, warm temperatures and grilling out are just within our reach? Check out the beautiful daffodils at Pastor Cavendish’s parsonage (beside Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church). They are beautiful! Another sign of God’s great love for all of us.

Upcoming events

March 22 — Young at Heart. Meet at the Bed & Breakfast on North Water Street at 10:15 a.m. for a tour of the home at 10:30 a.m. Bring a brown bag lunch to eat at Pratt Manufacturing at noon.

March 22 — Euchre. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Play this famous card game from 9 a.m.-noon. Coffee and snacks are provided. Maybe I can talk Judy into checking this out. We love to play euchre but it has been awhile since we stepped into the arena.

March 23 — Neighbor Night. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Meals served from 5 to 6:30. Great food followed by an awesome spiritual time led by Pastor Cavendish of Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. These half-hour services begin at 6:30 p.m. and are finished by 7 p.m. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we had corned beef and cabbage. Awesome!

March 24 — Euchre. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Play this famous card game from 9 a.m.-noon. Coffee and snacks are provided.

March 24 — Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m. This will be led by Pastor Brent Cavendish at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church.

March 24 — The Inspirations Concert at Victory Christian Church, 200 W. Dayton Street, Lewisburg. There will be a $5 donation and love offering.

March 25 — LACC (Lewisburg Area Council of Churches) Good Friday Service, 7 p.m. at Victory Christian Church with Pastor Brent Cavendish bringing the Word.

March 27 — Easter. Attend the church of your choice and celebrate the good news!

Bicentennial 2018

Harrison Township was found in 1815 because there were so many people living in Twin Township. Divided into two equal parts, the new township was named after General William Henry Harrison who was a popular military and political figure at that time. He later became our ninth President of the United States. The remaining half was known as Twin Township.

We would like to thank all of you who are enjoying the Bicentennial Facts. We are researching for unique facts which have made this village important.

2016 SAPP Town Hall Meeting

Twisted Sisters and the Village of Lewisburg would like to thank Police Chief Rick McGee, his staff, LEU and the Lewisburg Fire Department, Bill Derringer, Superintendent of Tri-County North Schools, Village of Lewisburg officials and the speakers who shared their life stories and opened their hearts to allow us to feel and understand their pain for the messages shared at the 2016 SAPP Town Hall Meeting held on March 14.

Approximately 100 people attended this Town Hall Meeting, the third in the series being presented in Preble County. After reviewing data and the signs of drug related issues, local speakers spoke on their family pain as they endured the needs of their children. The signs included: self esteem issues, depression, missing spoons from the silverware drawer, disappointment and eventually lying to their family and friends. The most used statement was, “It’s not my kid!”

How many times have we made excuses for others’ issues?

Each of the speakers encouraged the crowd to get involved in your child’s or grandchild’s life. Know who their friends are and check out the community. There is help within the county and programs to help our kids. Stay tuned for future updates regarding this very critical issue.

Thank you to all who attended the Town Meeting. Let’s make a difference in our community. Stand up against this drug problem which is altering the lives of so many.

March birthdays & more

March 1 — Michaela Manning; Charlie Zumstein — never forgotten

March 2 — Aaron Schlotterbeck; Happy Anniversary: Jeff & Del Sewert

March 4 — Sara Harris, Cooper Cole

March 9 — Mason Studebaker

March 13 — Chad Woodworth, Mylee Hawkins

March 14 — Kate Bell, Caitlyn Bowser, Patricia Garner; *In memory of: Zelma Baker

March 15 — Tara Philander, Herb Matthews

March 16 — Happy Anniversary: Linda & Kanny Schlotterbeck

March 17 — Joshua Hopkins Jr.

March 19 — Pierce Putnam

March 21 — Ginger Heindl, Aaron Root, Ruth Olinger

March 23 — Heather Hawkins, Bill J. VanBrederode, Blaire Blankenship, Terry Crauder Sr.

In closing

New businesses are popping up all over Lewisburg. Our village is alive and well! When the skies of blue are shining bright, don’t sit inside. Get out and visit downtown Lewisburg! Smiling faces, new places to stop and rest and good foods to try. Always remember: “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place.”

By Janet & Judy

For The Register-Herald

Reach Janet and Judy at [email protected]

Reach Janet and Judy at [email protected]