Our Town: Zoar

Herald Correspondent

Max Carlisle recently returned from a vacation in Europe with friends Kyle VanMatre and Joe Nelson of Fairmount. While in Germany, the men stayed with Oliver Mueller and his family in Saarbrucken. Oliver was an exchange student 18 years ago who lived with the VanMatres. While in Europe, they visited many sights in Germany, France and Luxembourg and saw Stendal, Germany. Stendal is a town of 40,000 people, 80 miles west of Berlin. Founded in 1867, Stendal was named for the German Stendal. They were blessed with great weather and felt the German hospitality was enjoyed by all.

Tim and Cheryl Hilsmeyer returned from a visit to Hocking Hills near Logan, Ohio, Thursday. Hocking Hills is known for the many sandstone caverns and waterfalls. Time was spent exploring the caverns, waterfalls and visiting the Columbus Zoo.

EPIC has one more meeting, their Family Celebration, before they take a break for the summer. Twenty-nine youth and 14 adults attended last Wednesday evening. This week will be the Easter celebration. The menu will be steak fried steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and fruit.

Rachel Hughes of Richmond and Jonathon and Katherine Hemmer of Indianapolis came in Friday evening to spend the weekend with their mother and grandmother, Delores Hemmer. While here they attended the Confirmation service and family gathering on Sunday.

Five young women were confirmed Sunday during the morning worship service. They were Emma Ferguson, Erika Candelario, Hannah Polley, Maddux Marshall and Zoey Bright. A dinner was held Sunday at the home of Patrick and Dana Ferguson in honor of Emma’s Confirmation. Erika Candelario, Maddux Marshall, Hannah Polley and Zoey Bright were celebrated at a luncheon at noon Sunday at the church in honor of their Confirmation. Parents of the girls were hosts for the luncheon. 

The community Good Friday service will be held at Zoar on Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. A choir made up of voices from the five churches will sing. The community sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. Easter at St. Paul United Church of Christ. If the weather permits, it will be held outside in the cemetery. If necessary, it will be held inside the church. A light breakfast will be served in the church basement following the service. Easter Sunday morning worship service at Zoar will be at the regular time of 9 a.m. There will be an egg hunt for the children. 

The women of the church will be having a bake sale on Saturday at the Huntingburg IGA. The sale begins at 9 a.m.

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