Bremen Area Historical Society
EXTRA Edition

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! JUNE - 2019
2019 CHALLENGE UPDATE
As of May 31st, we have gained 47 new members! And we have received $ 4,065.00 in dues and donations that are eligible for a match from the Challenge Fund. Remember, our goal is 200 new members and the Challenge Fund is $ 5,000.00!

NEW MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
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Ona Belle Shannon

Ona Belle “Babe” Shannon is a native of Bremen, OH. She graduated from Rushcreek Memorial High School with the Class of 1943 and was the oldest member present at the 2019 RMHS Alumni Banquet!  Babe is a member of Bremen-Bethel Presbyterian Church and an avid Bridge player. Welcome Babe!

RMHS ALUMNI DAY at the MUSEUM
Several members of the Rushcreek Memorial High School alumni stopped by the museum on Sunday morning following the RMHS alumni banquet.

***** SAVE THE DATE *****
September 14, 2019:  Antique Tractor Show

“National Donut Day” Celebration Great Success
BAHS and the newly formed Bremen Activities Committee provided crafts and games for many youngsters of the Bremen area. Games included old fashioned sack races, donut strut (cakewalk) and a donut eating contest!

BAHS wants to thank Jack & Patti Frohnapfel, from the Ohio Glass Museum, for showing the youngsters how to play marbles! They were a real hit. BAHS has registration forms for the 2020 Fairfield County Marbles Tournament. Call if you would like one.

Adults and children alike enjoyed complimentary donuts, juice and coffee. Door prizes were awarded to the families with the most members and the most generations present.

There were 4 generations of the Baker-Fisher family present, including a great-grandmother who was visiting from Kentucky!

Many of those present toured the museum. Some said they had no idea that there was a museum in Bremen!

Vacancies on the Board of Directors
The BAHS needs to fill the position of Trustee. The position of Secretary also needs to be filled. Call Terry Borah at 740-438-9211 for more information.

Opportunities
The BAHS is a volunteer operated organization. Please consider volunteering to serve on the Board or as a docent for the museum. Volunteers are also needed to archive the artifacts that are donated to the museum. Our community events and fundraisers require volunteers for all kinds of work from stuffing envelopes to greeting
people and fixing and serving food.

Thanks to Joe Hoover & Rick McCandlish for mowing and trimming the grounds around the BAHS buildings!

Please contact Terry Borah at 740-438-9211 or BAHS43107@gmail.com to let us know how you would like to help.
Thank You to our “Donut Day” Volunteers!
Terry & Bunny Borah, Irene Kunkler, Evalyn O’Reed, Cinda Keller, Linda Embrey, Judy Turner, Kathy Mowry, Toni Harper, Tracy Shahan, Debbie Wolfe, Sally Grimm, Dan Rutherford, Angie Skinner & Hillary Conrad. Our apologies to anyone we missed.
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Left: Jack Frohnapfel helping youngsters with their marble game.
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Right: Debbie Wolfe helping the Mowry children plant flowers to take home with them.
The Scarecrows are coming!!
In October the Bremen Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a “Scarecrow Contest”. If you are interested in helping the BAHS create a Scarecrow to enter in the competition please let us know.

The next edition of the Rushcreek’s Derrick News will be published in August!

BAHS Social Room and Kitchen facilities are available to rent. Members receive a discount on the rent.
Call Rick McCandlish at 740-503-4347 for more information or to reserve a date.
Bremen Area Historical Society
161 Carter Street
Bremen, Ohio 43107
email: bahs43107@gmail.com
Museum Hours
Open April 9 - November 3
Tuesday: 10-2pm
Thursday: 6-9pm
Saturdays: 10-2pm
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© 2019 The Bremen Area Historical Society is a 501.(c) 3 non profit organization that ardently strives to adhere to its mission of the collection, identification , preservation and exhibition of artifacts ; fostering and promoting a deeper understanding of rural Bremen Ohio.

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