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Sept. 1, 1993

Marion Kiwanis Club welcomed its first woman member Monday when the board voted unanimously to accept Feebie Holdeman. Kiwanis was a male-only service club until 1987 when Kiwanis International voted to allow women.

Dr. and Mrs. Caleb Abbott recently were hosts at the Burr Oak neighborhood yard party.

Ice cream was served with various desserts furnished by each family.

Other families living in the Burr Oak Addition include Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fruechting; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Harris; Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Harris; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holdeman; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Ragole; Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Richmond, Amber and Erin; Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sanders; and Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler.

Pictured is a 16-pound cantaloupe that will provide plenty of sweet melon for Carol Coleman, Marion County Lake. Coleman grew the cantaloupe in his home garden.

Plans are being made for the 82nd annual Old Settlers Day parade Sept. 25. Earlier events, called Old Settler Picnics and Ohio Reunions were conducted, but the annual Old Settlers Day started in 1912. Theme for this year will be “Marion: Diversified Success.”

Mike Holub and Corey Darrow, seniors at Marion High School, gave a presentation at Monday’s meeting of Kiwanis about their experiences at Boys State.

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