DOG BARN COMING DOWN - December 6, 2019
    On Wednesday, the Darke County Agricultural Society met for their regularly scheduled meeting and approved a motion to tear down the Dog Barn. The Fair Board will use one of their own workers and move forward in taking down the structure. The Board wanted to clarify that with the removal of the dog barn, doesn’t mean a new structure will be going up in the near future. The AG Society wants to be in a better financial situation before they move forward on the construction of a new Dog Barn. The Fair Board to date has received $801,000 and they hope more money is coming as another meeting was held this week pertaining to insurance. Also posted, was the expense of the replacement facility that was built this year at $1,479,000. The Fair Boards out of pocket expense was listed on the wall at $678,000 for the new structure. That did not include recent work done on the new building for a sprinkler room. The sign will stay up as the Ag Society looks to come up with a Capital Improvement Plan. In regards to the potential of new swine barn, the board was presented with a check for $1,600 from Reagan Brewer, who had a Grand Champion hog at last years fair. Brewer, who attends Tri-Village, wanted to give back to something that has meant a lot to her. In other business, the board approved a motion to bring back the Friday Sampler for the 2020 Fair. They also voted to change the time for all Junior Fair Livestock to be on the grounds by 8 AM for the first Friday, of the fair. The previous time was noon, but for 2020 it will be 8, for traffic concerns. A special meeting will be held next Wednesday, December 11, at 7 PM to approve the budget and go over the contract for the Sheriff’s Auxiliary Home and Sport Show.

    Howard “Glenn” Eley has been selected by the Arcanum Business Association to serve as grand marshal of the third annual Christmas in the Village and Horse Parade in Arcanum, which takes place Dec. 14. The World War II veteran celebrated his 99th birthday on June 21 and still goes to work three days a week without fail at Orme Hardware. The Christmas in the Village and Horse Parade is set on Dec. 14 is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 310 N. Main St., with a variety of activities for the family, and the parade will begin at 7 p.m. to officially welcome Santa to the village of Arcanum. The parade will feature more than 50 horse and carriages, wagons, ponies, individual riders and motorized vehicles all decorated with festive Christmas lights. After the parade, the children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa in the Scout House. Also, horse and carriage rides will be available before and after the parade and will travel through the park and downtown area.

    The Versailles FFA chapter is conducting its annual toy collection. The chapter is teaming up with the Versailles Council of Churches and conducting a new toy collection drive that will be given to the families that are served through the Versailles Council of Churches. The Versailles FFA has been teaming up with the Versailles Council of Churches for the past four years. The new toys that are distributed through Council of Churches are babies through age of 16. These toys will be collected in various barrels within the Versailles area. Any extra new toys that are not distributed through the Council of Churches will be given to St. Denis Catholic Church, Rustic Hope, Ronald McDonald House of Dayton, St. Vincent DePaul and Dayton Children’s Hospital. If you are interested in bringing in used toys in good to excellent condition you can do that as well. The slightly used toys will be distributed through Rustic Hope. Donations can be made through Dec. 17. The drop off spots include Versailles Saving and Loans, St. Denis Catholic Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, Versailles Christian Church, Trinity Lutheran Church, Versailles United Methodist Church, Webster United Methodist Church, Second National Bank, US Bank, Dollar General, Versailles Ace Hardware, Johns IGA and Versailles Schools Cafetorium. To make a monetary donation, make checks payable to Versailles Council of Churches or to Versailles FFA at 280 Marker Road, Versailles, Ohio 45380.

    This holiday season, shoppers can earn chances to win hundreds of dollars in merchandise and gift certificates through "Win the Window," a shop local campaign by Main Street Greenville and Second National Bank. Between November 23rd-December 8th, shoppers can enter to win by spending money at any of the participating downtown Greenville businesses. Find the list of participating businesses and prizes on the Main Street Greenville website, Participating businesses have provided merchandise and gift certificates to place under the Christmas tree in Main Street Greenville's window, located in the Darke County Welcome Center at 421 S. Broadway. Shoppers will get a ticket entry for every $5 they spend at a participating downtown business, up to single purchases of $1,000. For example, if you spend $100 at a business, you will receive 20 tickets to enter into the contest to win the window of prizes. There is no limit to how many times you can shop to enter. New to the contest this year, there will be multiple winners. Participating businesses will have tickets available at the time of your purchases and a glass jar to collect all of the tickets for the drawing. The drawing for the winners will take place on Tuesday, December 12th at 3:30 pm at the Main Street Greenville office, located in the Darke County Welcome Center at 421 S. Broadway. You are not required to be present to win.

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    Those interested in selling their items at the Farmers’ Market are invited to join Main Street Greenville for their Vendor Open House. This will take place at KitchenAid Experience (423 S. Broadway) on Thursday, March 28th from 6 pm - 7 pm. Main Street Greenville will be answering questions, greeting returning vendors and helping new vendors sign-up for the 2019 season. The market offers a variety of selling options, ranging from one Saturday to every Saturday of the season from June to October.  If you are interested in selling goods at the Farmers’ Market, but are unable to attend the open house, contact Main Street Greenville for an application form at 937-548-4998 or Main Street Greenville is a non-profit organization committed to stimulating and supporting revitalization efforts, historic preservation and economic growth in Historic Downtown Greenville.

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