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June 25, 2019

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Bluffton Sesquicentennial

Bluffton Senior Citizens geared up for sesquicentennial

The Bluffton Senior Center is busy getting ready for Bluffton's sesquicentennial.

"We have something planned for almost every day of the celebration," says director Tonya Meyer. "I am most excited about having all the former directors together for the parade."

The Senior Center will have a float in the parade as well as the Senior Center Bus. Riding on the float be former directors Vera Core, Betty Cookson and Rosemary Meyer as well as current director Tonya Meyer and some long time volunteers of the Center, Ralph Rammel and Ester Neff.

Community worship service June 26 on Presbyterian lawn

"O God Our Help in Ages Past, Our Hope for Years to Come," is the theme of the Bluffton community worship service, held in conjunction with the sesquicentennial celebration on Sunday, June 26, at 9 a.m. on the Bluffton Presbyterian Church lawn.

Through prayer and praise, Scripture readings, confession, and vignettes by representatives of the historic faith traditions in Bluffton, the community will be invited to give thanks for God's blessings of the past 150 years, even as we look forward to the future.

Barberettes to perform 'Bluffton, Ohio'

Bluffton's Barberettes, a group of 25 women who give concerts in local senior living communities, will be performing twice during Bluffton's sesquicentennial celebrations.

They will appear at the Old Settlers Potluck at the Ebenezer Church, June 26th at 1:30 p.m. and also at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church June 29th at 8:00 p.m.

The Barberettes will present "Popular Songs from the Last 15 Decades". Included in the program is a song written especially for them and for the sesquicentennial celebration called "Bluffton Ohio".

Two lectures planned to celebrate Bluffton's Sesquicentennial

Two lecture series are planned as part of Bluffton's Sesquicentennial Celebration, both in the third floor of Town Hall.

Monday, June 27, 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, June 30, 7-9 p.m.

"Riley Creek and the little-known facts about Captain James Riley" by Dr. Darrell Groman, historian

Bluffton merchants sponsoring sesquicentennial raffle

Seventy Bluffton merchants are participating in a raffle to help the food pantry and celebrate our Sesquicentennial. Participating merchants will have a poster at their place of business.

Tickets will be issued one per item donated for the Food Pantry. Bring a donation for the food pantry, get one ticket for each item (for example, five items gets you five tickets).

Tickets are available during June at many events in Bluffton: the Car Show, Farmer's Market, Relay For Life, and numerous other events.

Experience Living History During Bluffton Sesquicentennial Celebration: "150 Years of Progress"

This is the second in a series of five stories from the sesquicentennial committee that will highlight different aspects of the Bluffton Sesquicentennial.

The Village of Bluffton announces its Sesquicentennial Celebration in honor of Bluffton'^A's ^A"150 Years of Progress.^A" People of all age groups will be able to experience history first-hand through demonstrations and reenactments throughout the week.

Boy Scout Indian Village will be held all day at Buckeye Lake on Saturday, June 25, Sunday, June 26, Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2.