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Bluffton Sesquicentennial

Bluffton's Brand of Broadway Friday and Saturday at Yoder Recital Hall

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 Friday and Saturday, July 1-2 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.

An evening of music and an afternoon of historic discussions on Wednesday's calendar

If you missed one of Tuesday's sesquicentennial historical lecture, don't worry. Several repeats are on the Wednesday, June 29, calendar.

In addition, check out the Icon videos, especially created for persons unable to attend these events.

Here's Wednesday's schedule:

1 p.m. - John Miles "Native Americans"
2 p.m. - Darrell Groman lecture on the three Joseph DeFords
3 p.m. - John Carnes of Allen County Museum
4 p.m. - Dennis Morrison presentation

Tuesday's sesquicentennial events delve deeper into Bluffton history

Four lectures and a crochet demonstration are planned on various Bluffton historical topics on Tuesday, June 28, as the Bluffton sesquicentennial celebration heads for mid-week.

1 p.m. - Crochet demonstrations at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center

Town hall events

2 p.m. - Darrell Groman, "Three Joseph DeFords"

3 p.m. - Dennis Morrison, "Bluffton artifacts"

4 p.m. - John Miles, "Native Americans"

7 p.m. - John Carnes of the Allen County Museum, guest speaker

Other exhibits:

Watch Saturday's parade and have lunch at the Presbyterian church

Bluffton Presbyterian Church will have a barbecue chicken or pulled pork dinner on the church lawn Saturday, July 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Side dishes are cheesy potatoes, green beans and a roll. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased at the church office, Village Cut N Curl or the day of the dinner. Carry out or eat in.

The sesquicentennial parade is at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Ladies' Day on Monday afternoon's sesquicentennial schedule

Monday, June 27, is Ladies' Day on the Bluffton sesquicentennial schedule.

The following events are planned in the third floor of the town hall with the presenter and time provided:

Check out the Icon's sesquicentennial video collection

Do you want to watch the fireworks again? Or how about the Festival of Wheels cruise? Then there's also a visit from Abraham Lincoln and several more events from Bluffton's sesquicentennial.

The Icon has several sesquicentennial videos already created and will continue to create more videos during Bluffton's 150th celebration. As an easy link to all Icon videos, viewers may click here.

Specific links to video follow:

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