Our Town: Zoar

Herald Correspondent

The menu for Wednesday evening will be Pasta, garlic bread, salad, cottage cheese and applesauce. The adult Bible study will begin this week and will be held in conjunction with the Everything is Possible in Christ meeting. The study, led by Pastor Keith, will begin at 7 p.m. Those attending the Bible study are invited to eat supper with the children and leaders at 6 p.m.

A large crowd, from Zoar, attended and worked at the “Feed My Starving Children” at Santa Claus Friday evening. The group was told, at the end of their two-hour shift, they had filled enough food bags to feed 80 children one meal a day for the next year.

A new little miss has arrived! She was born Saturday, Sept. 28, to Canaan and John Preston at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She has been given the name Abigail Margaret. She weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and is 20 inches long. The proud grandparents are Tim and Janie Meyer and John and Margaret Preston. The great-grandparents are Mary Lou Bohnenkemper and the late Don Bohenkemper. This is the couple’s first child.

Laura Hemmer arrived Friday evening to spend the weekend here with her mother, Delores Hemmer, and other family members. She returned to Cincinnati Sunday afternoon.

John Hemmer spent several days in Houston, Texas, this past week working the Good Guys Car Show.

The Southridge football team and their coaches attended the worship service at Zoar Sunday morning.

The Cruisin’ Toward a Cure for Pulmonary Fibrosis Car Show will be held Saturday at Holland Park. Entry time for vehicles is 9 a.m. All makes and models of cars are welcome. Goodie bags and dash plaques, door prizes and other awards will be given. A silent auction will be held. Food will be available. Proceeds fund research through the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. This is the 10th annual Douglas Partenheimer Foundation Car Show.

Church history

History of Zoar Church as we prepare to celebrate our 175th anniversary:

On May 18, 1901, the first picnic supper was held at Zoar. The picnic supper continued for more than 100 years. The supper was served in the one-room schoolhouse and the cost of those early meals was 15 cents.

Those attending were entertained with baseball games and the Zoar Band. Zoar’s baseball team was called the Clodhoppers. Their opponents were teams from Huntingburg, Duff and a team called the Peach Grove Tigers.

Snacks of Cracker Jacks, peanuts, homemade ice cream and bananas were available from the picnic stand. The bananas were sold from the stalk at three for 5 cents.

The band was made up of local people. In time, the date of the picnic was changed to May 30 and it became the Memorial Day picnic. The picnic was discontinued several years ago, but many people looked forward to it each year and some made that an excuse to “come home” for Memorial Day.

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