Our Town: Zoar

By DOLORES HEMMER
Herald Correspondent

Jeff and Natalie Meece are announcing the adoption of Erika Faith, Cruz Isaiah and Bella Jane Meece. The children have officially joined the Meece family and are welcomed by siblings Jordon, Grace, Andrew and Eli. The adoption took place Friday morning, Aug. 9, at the Dubois County Courthouse. A number of family members and friends were on hand to lend their support.  Several joined the family for brunch afterwards.

Eli Meece won the Family Color Fun Run at the Mosquito Fest for the second consecutive year. I did not realize that the results of that event had been omitted. Sorry Eli!

The church league softball games have been finished for the summer. The Zoar men finished second and the Zoar women finished fourth.

John Hemmer spent several days this past week working the Tri-Five National Car and Truck Show in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Models 1955, 1956 and 1957 were featured in the show.

The descendents of Herman Heinrich Wibbeler met at the church Sunday for their annual reunion. Herman Heinrich came to the U.S. in 1840. It is known that the reunion has been going on for more than 90 years. The noon meal was served and later the group enjoyed homemade ice cream. As a group, they discussed the Wibbeler connection to New Knoxville, Ohio, and the branches of the family that settled in Evansville, Dale and the state of Kansas. They looked at pictures and offered identification of them. Family members came from Louisville, Evansville, Floyds Knobs, New Albany, as well as the local descendents.

Greg and Diane Mason traveled to Dubois today to help Greg’s sister, Sam Wiekert, celebrate her birthday.

The Bible studies will be resuming soon. The Tuesday morning study at the church will begin Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. The Thursday evening study will start Aug. 22 at the church at 7 p.m. The Monday evening study and time will be announced at a later date.

Fundraising for the new building in the grove has begun. Letters have gone out to church members telling about the plans for the new structure. Please help meet the goal for this new fellowship center. It is hoped that it can be completed in time for next year’s Mosquito Fest.

Reservations will be taken beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, for the noon meal for the 175th celebration of the church. The meal will be catered and the cost will be a freewill donation. This promises to be a great day so plan now to join us. As the time draws near we will be giving more information.

Charlie Dike is in rehab at the Scenic Hills Care Center following a stroke. He would enjoy receiving notes and or cards. Charles Dike, Scenic Hills Care Center, 311 E. First St., Ferdinand, IN 47532.




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