Around the ‘Burg


With Janet & Judy - For The Register-Herald



LEWISBURG — Lewisburg is open for business! If that isn’t believed drive down any street and look for the renewal of this village. The kids running through the water sprays, new windows being put in the front windows of a new business, people sitting along the sidewalk drinking coffee at a local business, the firemen cleaning the equipment. Lewisburg doesn’t rest.

Upcoming events

June 22 — Neighbor Night. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Meals served from 5-6:30 p.m.Local churches and agencies will be helping to prepare evening meals this summer to give our regular cooks a break. Thank you Cargill for helping out this past week. The sloppy joes and mac & cheese were wonderful. 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 22 and June 23 — GOBA. Greater Ohio Bicycle Adventure riders will be riding through Lewisburg. The TCN Community Association, Bicentennial Committee, local churches and Delta Theta Tau Phi Sorority will be welcoming the group and serving snacks. Two thousand bikes are expected to travel through the village.

June 25 — Movie in the Park. Pixel will be shown at dusk. Bring your lawn chair, a snack to eat, a drink and enjoy!

June 26 — 2nd Annual Fire/EMS Cadets All You Can Eat Pancakes. Pancake breakfast served at the Lewisburg Firehouse Serving from 7 a.m.-noon.

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 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.

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

BICENTENNIAL 2018

When paving of the National Road was completed, auto traffic increased from the Ohio-Indiana Stateline and travel on the narrow road became a dangerous bottleneck. Relief came when Interstate 70 was officially opened to traffic on December 1, 1964. Two local girls, Barbara Felton and Marsha Zumstein were the ribbon cutters. Then Ohio Governor, James A. Rhodes, attended the ceremony along with many officials from towns and cities along the roads in both Ohio and Indiana. High school bands played and a large crowd of spectators braved the near-zero temperatures to celebrate the new four-lane highway.

June Birthdays

June 9 — Jess Maio, Bobby Bertsch

June 13 — Marilyn Hosbrook, Elizabeth Prater

June 14 — Annie Ferguson

June 15 — Jerrod Studebaker Jr., Sarah Broshear. Happy belated anniversary to Bob & Jackie Sewert… Does that mean 20 years of wedded bliss?

June 16 — Garrett Woodyard. Happy belated anniversary to Josh & Mindy Harry.

June 17 — Happy anniversary to Diane & Gene Moyer.

June 18 — Jared Woodyard. Happy anniversary to Herb & Sarah Matthews.

June 19 — Kari Moyer, Jim Simon, Irene Vore.

June 20 — Lori Pheanis, Ashley West, Mallory Blankenship. Happy anniversary to Jon & Heather Hawkins.

June 21 Happy anniversary to Joe & Nicole Hawkins.

Shout outs

Yankee Clover Mercantile opened in the former Stiver’s building. Jerry and Jackie Gross opened their business with a ribbon cutting on June 14. Stop and enjoy their new business. Welcome to Downtown Lewisburg.

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. to 2 p.m. Forge demonstrations will be conducted. Plan on stopping by for a small piece of history.

The Lewisburg Alumni held their yearly reunion Saturday, June 11, in the TCN High School. Nearly 200 people attended this event. Scholarships were awarded to: Sophia Hobbs, Megan Johnson (a repeat winner) and Hannah Loughman. Congratulations! This was another successful reunion spearheaded by Mary Studebaker.

Girls, Girls, Girls

It is so hard to stay out of trouble when given small time outs. Our little Minnie surprised us again this week by not starting when we had to be somewhere. A new battery, a visit from AAA and we were up and running. Two days later, Minnie refused to start again. AAA and a short boost from a small machine and we were on the road. Minnie is just like our bodies. Sometimes we need a little boost to get up and going. For some of us, it just takes a longer boost with a good kick. “I may wake up in the morning and go running or I may wake up and win the lottery. The odds are about the same!”

Oliver, Judy’s grandson, completed his T-Ball experience this past week. We had so much fun watching the young children swinging at a ball which sits atop a stand. Some turned all the way around, others just bumped the ball off the stand and some hit the ball clear across the field. Oliver was excited to see the game end and get his snack. I can’t say that I don’t understand that mind set.

In closing

“How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.”

In the aftermath of this week’s tragedies, love has been shown through acts of kindness, shoulders to lean on and prayers. One little candle can light up the world with hope and healing!

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

Until next week …

aroundtheburg@yahoo.com

With Janet & Judy

For The Register-Herald

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