Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Arcanum Trojan Homecoming Event 2017

The Arcanum Alumni Association cordially invites all alumni to the Trojan Alumni Homecoming (formerly called Arcanum-Butler Alumni Banquet) to come enjoy a good meal and the fellowship of classmates and friends in a relaxed, casual atmosphere on April 22, 2017, no suits, ties or high heels necessary. Under the new name and format, hosted by the Arcanum Alumni Advisory Committee and the AHS Class of 92, classmates are invited to come early and take a tour of the new school. Additionally, the Arcanum Wayne Trail Historical Society at 123 W. George Street in Arcanum will also be open on this day from 1 to 4 p.m. for those who may wish to view Arcanum memorabilia, displays, and view the lovely restoration of the house.

The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with light appetizers and registration; tours will be available to anyone wishing to see the new school. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. served by Batdorf’s Red Barn Catering. The menu will consist of tossed salad with French or Ranch dressing, boneless pork loin, Italian marinated chicken, green beans with almonds, red skin potatoes, and dinner roll, followed by chocolate or white cake for dessert. Drinks will include coffee (regular and decaf), sweet iced tea, lemonade, and ice water. Entertainment will be provided by the High School Jazz Band. Registration forms are available on the school website at http://www.arcanum-butler.k12.oh.us/alumni.aspx. Tickets are $20 per person; reservations are due by April 1st. Chairpersons for this event are Katrina Smith (Class of 92), Linda (Yount) Newbauer (Class of 65) and Tom Fourman (Class of 63).

To date, the Arcanum, Alumni Scholarship fund has provided scholarships and student support worth over $97,900 to 143 promising AHS graduates who demonstrated financial need, academic promise, and community involvement since 1966. The first scholarship recipient, Gary Foureman (Class of ’66) shared the following with the committee: “It’s been 50 years and I would like to tell you how that scholarship affected me both then and subsequently throughout my life. As seniors, we have many things pulling at us, each with its unknowns and uncertainties. Back then all these things were coupled with our own insecurities and doubts and fears. A signal was desperately needed to make things clearer and impart confidence. The AAS was that signal for me. I thought ‘A lot of fine people think that I can do this and are even pledging resources for me to do it.’ And I did. The AAS was a definite stepping stone that gave me a solid footing of confidence and resources to go up and forward. Even as I achieved my higher goals, which includes a Ph.D graduate degree, I continued to sincerely acknowledge the AAS as being an invaluable personal endorsement in beginning a fulfilling life journey.”

Last year’s scholarship recipients, Morgan McKinney, Emily Miller, Maggie Heiser and Austin Baker all wanted to express their sincere appreciation as well for the support shown to them through the AAS. The Arcanum Alumni asks that you consider sending a donation to the Scholarship Fund to further the education of our current senior class. The scholarships are funded by local businesses and the alumni base. Donations are encouraged and accepted by Nancy (Perrin) Ady, 108 Sierra Lane, Arcanum, Ohio 45304. If you have any questions, please contact Terri at 937/269-6318 or via email at neady@woh.rr.com.

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