A celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the first Mennonite Church in the Bluffton-Pandora area involved a daylong event on Sunday, Aug. 30. Several hundred persons attened.
Bluffton Swiss Community Historical Society sponsored the celebration. Activities took place at the site of the original log church, near 17876 Road 4, Pandora.
The celebration included a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns singing, and a traditional Swiss meal held under a large tent.
Several photos from the afternooon are below.