We have a Bicentennial meeting this Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the town hall. We are really excited to be getting some new volunteers and look forward to the many scheduled events during this year’s celebration. If you are interested in learning about what is planned or would like to participate please attend the meeting. If you have questions about what you might be able to do, call me at 695-9977 or Patsy at 695-0805.
During the Bicentennial celebration on Saturday, Aug. 29, we will have our second annual “Toilet Bowl Race.” Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the race and also the best decorated. The bowl, without the tank, must be secured on 1/2 “ plywood, 28” x 36”, 4” castor wheels with the rear wheels stationary and the front swivel. Toilet bowl riders can use one plunger to navigate and one person to push. Further information and applications can be obtained by calling Sam Osborne at 695-0362. This was really a fun event last year with lots of creativity with the decorations.
Needed, wanted, and appreciated: Riders for Morgan’s Raid, Winchester Bicentennial Celebration. Contact Jan Hancock at 937-386-1462 for further information.
Please pray for Jim Daulton who has been moved to the Adams County Manor for continued treatment. Brenda could use your prayers also.
Carmen Tincher is home recovering after major surgery and appreciated everyone’s prayers. I hope she is doing much better.
Our local Police Department will again be participating in the National Night Out this year on Aug. 4 from 5-9 p.m. and we will be providing more information. Information is also on their Facebook page. The Methodist Church and Church of Christ in Christian Union will take part in the National Night Out. Ruth Huffman asked that everyone bake cookies to donate for the event. I would like to recognize anyone else who assists with supporting this event.
The Bicentennial committee is selling crocks and will be accepting pre-paid orders by Aug. 10. If you have Facebook, there is a picture on the Winchester Caramel Festival site. The 1 quart is $35, 2 quart $45, 1 gallon $57, and 5 gallon $120. The available colors (printing) are brown, burgundy, country blue, hunter green, sage or silver. You can contact me or send a check to P.O. Box 335, Winchester 45697.
A “Cooking Matters” course designed primarily for parents with children began last Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the W3CU gym. The focus is on saving money while making healthy meals, new recipes, and a grocery shopping trip where you will receive free groceries. We have a few more available spaces and if you have questions or are interested in signing up for the remainder of the six week program call Marsha McCormick at 544-2339. Because of food preparation, no children will be permitted. The first class was really fun and the bonus was an excellent lunch.
We have more Bicentennial tee shirts and if you would like to purchase one let us know. They are $15 each.
Winchester’s Past (Florence Bryson): Evelyn Longman, world renowned sculptress, was born in Winchester in 1874. The family came from Chicago after the great Chicago Fire in 1871. Evelyn was invited to the 1915 Centennial Celebration and she came after it was over. The following is a poem her brother wrote about it. “They tell the tale of Morgan, a soldier of renown who rode to old Winchester town. That happened long ago my friend, the history is old, but fame came to Winchester that beats it many fold, when Evy came to town one hot September day. The town turned out to meet her there, in gala day array. It waited long for her to come, till folk grew old and gray. They watched and waited for that hour, they waited for that day. The fast train stopped at Winchester, that never stopped before. The town’s elite turned out to greet and opened was every door, and Evy was frisked about in auto and in surrey. For years and years to come, the town will dream of all the flurry, when Evy came to Winchester, the burg that gave her birth. The girl who put it on the map, who put it on the earth.”
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