Around the ‘Burg

With Janet & Judy

LEWISBURG — August is coming and that means Lewisburg will be open for business! Derby Days, school starts, moms relax. Let the games begin!

Where has our summer gone? School graduations and parties were just celebrated, weddings were held and people have traveled all over the United States. But, because of the calendar, routines and schedules fall into place. However, August holds some real fun! Let’s enjoy the time that is left.

Pay it forward (correction to the praises)

The Lewisburg Alumni Association presented four $1000 scholarships to deserving young graduates who are ready to spread their wings and work toward their future dreams. It is so exciting in this day of age that schools, large and small stand behind their young graduates. This year’s recipients included Jesse Cavendish, Bailey Cruse, Samuel Judd and Samantha Ward. Congratulations!

There are actually schools that are no longer open but their alumni continue to provide scholarships to deserving young people. One of these districts is Monroe Township. Even though the last class graduated in 1968, their alumni continue to offer financial support to graduates. This year they presented five $1000 scholarships which raises their total donations to date to $41,500! Hats off to the Monroe Alumni Association and our Lewisburg Alumni Association!

Lewisburg happenings

July 26 — This is the last day to sign up for backpacks. Call the Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church for information.

July 29 — Neighbor Night Great cooks, free fellowship and lots of awesome food. Thank you to the Tri County North Community Association for a delicious spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and awesome desserts. Thank you for sharing your talents with the Burgers of the Village. Thank you Pastor Cavendish for opening your church to a great activity.

Aug. 1 — 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. A produce stand would be a welcome addition. If anyone can help us locate a vendor, it would be greatly appreciated.

Aug. 1 — Movies at the Park Movies begin at dusk. BREAKING NEWS: The movie to be shown is: DUMBO. 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.

Aug. 10 – 14 — Backpacks will be available for pick –up at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church Office hours Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri from 10:00 – 4:00 Wednesday pick up from noon-7 p.m. .

Aug. 13 – 15 — Derby Days

• Thursday, Aug. 13 — Brown Memorial Library Annual Derby Days Book Sale This will be held from 5-9 p.m. .

• Thursday, Aug. 13 — Baby Contest

• Thursday, Aug. 13 — BINGO at the Lewisburg Firehouse Bingo begins at 7:30 p.m. . Bring your own foods and drinks. The Association does not want to take business away from the Derby Vendors.

• Friday, Aug. 14 — Brown Memorial Library Annual Derby Days Book Sale This will be held from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. . The Book Sale will not be open on Saturday, Aug. 15 — but the sale will continue for one week after Derby Days during regular library hours.

• Friday, Aug. 14 — Queen’ s Contest

• Saturday Aug. 15 — Derby Day Dash 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Tri County North Girls Basketball and Derby Day Association

Registration due by Aug. 1. $20 with T- shirt if postmarked by Aug. 1. $15 without T-shirt postmarked by Aug. 1. Race Day registration will be on site, cost $20. Activity begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Lewisburg United Methodist Church located at 3147 U.S. 40 East, Lewisburg, OH 45338. Race Packets may be picked up at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. For more information contact Jessica Cherry at (937) 962-1082. Checks should be payable to Tri County North Community Association-Derby Days.

• Saturday, Aug. 15 — Parade, derby cars, car show, fireworks

More details including times of activities will be in a later edition.

Aug. 25 — Young at Heart Meet at United Church of Christ at noon for the “Annual Picnic Luncheon”. The meal costs $10 and reservations are needed by Aug. 18. Planning committee and officers are to bring desserts. “BINGO”—please bring wrapped white elephant gifts. Food Bank items are also to be brought.

Lots of community activities which also include the Water Park, baseball games and sign ups for fall sports. It’s that time of year!

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. Is there a possibility that there could be a SENIOR DAY where seniors could run and jump and be kids again? We will talk to Mayor Putman and Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert about this issue. Details to follow. More Lewisburg Police patrol may be needed to control the gawkers and protesting children!

Celebrations and Projects in Lewisburg

The community center has been paid off! Volunteers are still needed to complete projects around the Center. Notify Pam Baker if interested. Thank you Lewisburg for a great project and for those who helped to see the dream come true!

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 not have any idea how powerful Lewisburg has been unless they have access to their past. Thanks again!

A special birthday send out to Nancy Wysong who celebrated another milestone in her life on July 6. Nancy, you are strong and conscientious woman who makes a difference in Lewisburg. Thank you for all that you do. Didn’t know that you were a south paw. We hope that you had a marvelous birthday. (with all those left handed surprises) Nancy is very excited about her grandchildren visiting Lewisburg from Japan. Samuel Takao, eleven years old, will be arriving around July 28. Samuel will be traveling by himself for the first time. We know that he will be fine. His sister, Maki, a senior in Japan, will arrive two weeks later. Nancy, get that plane ticket to Japan for graduation. You will make her day.

Neighbor Night celebration update

Neighbor Night was held on July 1 at Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Cargill’s helped to sponsor this great event! Two hundred sixty five community members enjoyed this event. The winner of the thirty thousandth plus dinner was Ed Lawson. He proudly ate from the celebration plate and will be served that plate each week that he attends supper.

We would like to thank those who made this special day possible. They include:

• God: great weather and sunshine for this powerful event which brought so many together to share in the happening.

• Cargill’s — supplied hamburgers and hot dogs and grilled them

• LUMC and United Church of Christ for the potato salad. Linda Creech had quite a crew. The men cooked the potatoes and peeled them and Linda finished the fixings. Thank you!

• Village of Lewisburg — Prepared those fabulous baked beans and helped to set up the facilities.

• Delta Theta Tau, Boy Scouts, Victory Christian Church and Trinity Lutheran: Great desserts!

• Trinity Lutheran Church: Drinks

• Word of Faith: games for all ages

• Clowns for Christ

Thanks again to all who made this special celebration a success

Birthdays and anniversaries

Belated birthday wishes going out to:

July 12 — Judy Mayrer Feistier than ever! What are we going to do with her? Thank you for all the birthday wishes.

July 12 — Anniversary wishes to Earl and Betty Meek’s.

July 21 — Anniversary wishes to Millie and Roger Blankenship

July 22 — Happy Birthday to Chad Rife

July 22 — Happy Birthday to Pat Schroeder

July 22 — Happy Birthday to Judy’s grandson Isaac Mayrer (1 year old)

July 23 — Happy Birthday to Nicole Hawkins, Karen VanBrederode, Dick Gearhart

July 24 — Happy Birthday to Bennett Woodyard

July 24 — Anniversary wishes to Richard and Judy Schmidt

July 24 — Anniversary wishes to Nick and Tammy Green

July 25 — Happy Birthday to Sheila Cox and Taylor Cole

July 27 — Happy Birthday to George Prater. We hope that you are enjoying your retirement!

July 28 — Happy Birthday to Sue Boggs and Emma Ferguson

July 29 — Happy Birthday to Ian Hopkins and Teresa Redmon

July 30 — Happy Birthday to Robert Seary and BJ Sewert. BJ, you are looking great for your age! Are we at a milestone yet or is it still 30 and holding?

July 31 — Happy Birthday to Naomi Price


The Gratis sisters looking great but slowing down just like us. Thanks for asking about our trip.

Roy Ott, my 90-plus year-old heart throb. He moves better than me and doesn’t even have to struggle. Mows his yard and does just about whatever he wants to do. He shared that he loves life. It can’t get any better than that! So happy that you were able to attend the Patriotic celebration at Ware’s!

New addition to Lewisburg

Jerrod and Stephanie Studebaker welcomed home a baby boy on June 15. Jerrod Studebaker weighed in at 8 pounds 11.9 ounces and was 21 inches long. Jim Thomas, you still hold the record! Welcome Jerrod!

Lewisburg update

The annual Steak and Pork Chop Fry was held on Saturday, July 19, at the Community Center. After a delicious meal, the auction was held. The monies raised this night support and help to pay for the awesome fireworks held at Derby Days. It was shared that this was the best year yet! Thank you to all who participated. Each year, the famous applesauce cake was made. This cake sold for $1,100. You read it right! Homemade peach pies with locally grown peaches were sold for $100 a piece. Over $1,700 was raised with the steak fry and over $8,900 was made at the auction. Lewisburg, we love those fireworks!

In closing

So many activities are happening in our own backyards! It does take a village and we have the best. Look at the many projects that have been completed. It just doesn’t get better or let’s think about of the box. Senior Day at the Water Park? We would need traffic control from all the gawkers! Remember: “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place!” Until next week, we will see you Around the ‘Burg!

With Janet & Judy

Reach Janet and Judy at [email protected]

Reach Janet and Judy at [email protected]