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August 20, 2018

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You can decorate your cake and eat it, too

Debra Stockford, the cake queen, opens The Frosting Studio

Viewers are invited to an open house from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20. You may check out cake decorating albums, have refreshments and learn about decorating class options.

You can now decorate your cake and eat it, too, thanks to Debra Stockford “the cake queen.”

Stockford of Pandora will open The Frosting Studio in Tommy’s Plaza, 142 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton, with a Monday evening open house.

There she will offer cake-decorating classes for all skill levels.


Bethel Church of Christ back-to-school event Aug. 26

"Urge" open to 7th to 12th graders

Bethel Church of Christ, 4041 County Road 304, Ada, holds a  back-to-school “Urge” event for 7th graders through high school seniors and the public, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at the church.

The event’s focus, according to sponsors, is to encourage students to do well in the upcoming school year and to urge them to be who God wants them to be in their schools.


Dan Groman: "Fill the truck" event was a great success

"Success! We filled the truck for the Lima ReStore," Dan Groman told the Icon as a result of an Aug. 11 "fill the truck" event in Bluffton.

Groman said the success was due to the outpouring of people who dropped off great items that someone else can use. Items collected will be sold at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, 550 W. Elm St., Lima.

The Bluffton collection project was led by the First United Methodist Church, Bluffton, and Rockport United Methodist Church Missions and Outreach team.


Riley Creek car show and burnout contest

Pandora hosted the Riley Creek car show this past weekend. Here is an overhead view of cars on display, plus a photo of one entry in the burnout contest.


Chamber business showcase Sept. 20 at Marbeck

The 2018 business showcase coordinated by the Bluffton Area Chambrer of Commerce in partnership with Bluffton University will take place from 11 a.m. to 2  p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO.

The event is held in the Marbeck Center dining area.

Area businesses interested in a table may contact the chamber at blufftonchamber@gmail.com or call Scott at 419-369-2985.



Harrod, Grove fire departments received BWC grants

Two area fire departments received grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered by firefighters.

Harrod Volunteer Firefighters Inc.
$14,952.45 to purchase one extractor, 20 hoods with barrier protection and 20 washable gloves.

Village of Columbus Grove
$13,820 to purchase one extractor, 70 pairs of washable gloves and 70 hoods with barrier protection.