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April 22, 2019

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Parade, Indian Village, 1860s baseball game and Bluffton's Brand of Broadway concludes sesquicentennial celebration

It all ends Saturday. Bluffton's celebration of its 150th anniversary as an incorporated village concludes with a day full of activities.

Here's Saturday's schedule:

o 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Pork barbecue lunch, Presbyterian Church lawn. Side dishes are cheesy potatoes, green beans and a roll. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased on Saturday. Carry out or eat in.

o Noon - Sesquicentennial parade line up, East College near Railroad Street

o Noon - Bluffton High School class of 1946 65th reunion

o 1 p.m. - Bluffton sesquicentennial parade. Route from East College Avenue to Main, north on Main to Elm, west on Elm to Bentley, disband at Bluffton University football stadium parking lot

o 2:30 p.m. - Vintage baseball game at village park. Shannon Sod Busters vs. Wyandot Ghost Riders
(For details, see story on bottom of home page)

o Evening - Bluffton High School class of 1961 50th reunion

o 7 p.m. - Bluffton's Brand of Broadway, Yoder Recital Hall

o 8 p.m. Indian pow wow at Indian Village at Buckeye

At the Buckeye:
o All day - Boy Scout Indian Village
o Civil War Encampment on BFR field

"Bluffton's Brand of Broadway"

After gathering together some of Bluffton's best musicians and vocalists, Pat Rodabaugh, representing the Bluffton Sesquicentennial Committee, is presenting "Bluffton's Brand of Broadway" at Yoder Hall at Bluffton University Saturday, July 2 at 7 p.m.

The show is free and includes selections from 15 Broadway musicals performed by local talent.

Everett Collier, Kevin Gratz, Kara Gratz, Sandy Miller, Kristi and Phil Shey, David Sycks and Rachael Lewis are just a handful of the performers on the program, which also features two male quartets.

Some of the numbers on the program are "Satin Doll," "Old Man River," "People Will Say We're in Love," "Give My Regards to Broadway," and "Yankee Doodle Dandy."

There will be something entertaining for all ages and musical tastes.