Shanes Crossing Chronicle, September 1999

SCHS PRESIDENT’S DESK

The WWW II tribute during Community Days was a great success. The response from the veterans was tremendous as they brought memorabilia for display and many were available to talk about their war experiences. We thank Mike Bruns for organizing this event. During the summer the log house has been getting some finishing touches with the logs being treated for insects and weatherproofed. We are still waiting for the chimney to be completed. Also the grounds committee has been meeting to complete plans for the display of memorial bricks, walkways, etc. During Community Days we had a preacher’s coat from the early 1800’s donated by Ned and Kathy Myer. Opal Huffman and her family also donated some old clothing. Included were two dress straw hats worn by W.B. ‘Billy’ Frysinger, a pair of leather ‘leggins’ worn by Dr. Wickerham during WWW I, and many items worn by Mrs. Irene Wickerham. We thank these people for their donations. Our next meeting will be held at the log house at 7:30 on Thursday, September 23. Jim Bowsher of Wapakoneta will be our speaker. Jim always has a very entertaining and informative talk.