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Ruth Orth

All Verity Traditions programs are free and open to the public. A light meal is provided 15 minutes before each program starts.

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Armco in World War I
July 17 • 6pm

Before the United States entered the “war to end all wars” in April 1917, the American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) was already supplying armaments to the allied forces against Germany, but the company’s most unique contribution to the war came from 15 Armco employees who volunteered to serve with the French forces as ambulance drivers. The highly decorated Armco Ambulance Corp. served with distinction during the last year of the conflict. Presented by Sam Ashworth, longtime Armco employee, teacher, graphic artist and president of the Middletown Historical Society.

Cooking for One or Two
August 3 • 6pm

Heather Reister from Ohio State University’s Butler County Extension Office will share tips on guiding food choices and reducing favorite recipes. She will also provide strategies for shopping and preparing quick meals and keeping food safe. Attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing for a set of dishwasher and freezer safe Tupperware storage bowls.

The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
August 21 • 6pm

Rosemary Deitzer will share how a small town of 12,000 people in the middle of Nebraska welcomed and fed six million traveling WWII soldiers 20 hours per day for four years at a Union Pacific Depot.   It’s the most amazing story you’ve never heard.

September Info. TBA

Appalachia, International
October 10 • 6pm

The Appalachian Mountain range has been an international zone for more than four hundred years. It continues to be a place where people from many nations live and work. This program reviews some of the international diversity that endears many of us to this beautiful region. Presented by Miami Regionals History faculty members Caryn Neumann and Marsha Robinson.

November & December Info. TBA