Four new activities for Old Home Week are being planned and others are a possibility, members of the OHW Association learned at their monthly meeting Monday.

The people who presented the new ideas at a special meeting a week earlier are heading up the planning: Dancing Through the Decades, Grace Rockwell; paint night, Julie Rohm; cornhole tournament, Lisa Szaflarski; and youth scavenger hunt, Traci Kline.

Other potential events include a junior golf tournament, Ben Powers; getting in the "Guinness Book of World Records," Greg Hoover; a train excursion; a BBQ competition; and a veterans event.

"Last week there were a lot of great ideas," said Secretary Bonnie Shockey, standing in for President Andy Everetts.

So far, 23 new volunteers have signed up and more are welcome.

Reports from some of the 40-plus established committees planning the 40th Triennial celebration for Aug. 3 to 10, 2019, went quickly.

Many chairmen reported, "We'll be ready."

Jeff Shank, chair of the official closing, confirmed, "We will close at some point."

Some highlights:

The adult dance has been revamped. Featuring David King, it will be held at Green Grove Gardens and sponsored by WRGG with a portion of ticket sales going to OHW. The alumni reunion will be organized by the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation with Cheryl Brown, its new executive director, as chairman. The badge committee is meeting this week to select a theme and the publicity committee is excited to see what it is and update it on Facebook. Dave Besecker will again be musical director for the community worship service. The dog show committee is looking for a new location with more parking than Jerome R. King Playground. Julie Rohm is the new chair of the official opening and Kristen Ott-Sutherin is the new chair of the Fun Fair. The women's fellowship will celebrate with a morning of music featuring local musicians and vocalists. More photographers from the community are welcome. The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is the unofficial headquarters prior to OHW. A new chair is needed for headquarters, and former chair Bob Johnston has compiled a mailing list of 3,445 homes and 476 businesses. "Honoring Nurses" will be the theme of the G-A Loyal Daughters meeting, which will feature a historical interpreter portraying Clara Barton. The VFW is having a free, non-competitive cruise-in from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Blue Heron. Band concerts are scheduled, with Trinity Lutheran Church as the rain location. The OHW website is active and people are checking in already.

For questions or information about volunteering, contact Andy Everetts, president, at 717-729-7078 or:

Additional information can be found at:

OHW Association meetings are open to everyone and the next one will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, in the Rescue Hose Co. multi-purpose room, 842 S. Washington St.