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March 23, 2019

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Bluffton VBS July 21-25

Mark your calendars. Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School will take place July 21 to 25 at St. John's United Church of Christ.

The local VBS is a project of the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association. Watch the Icon for details coming soon.


Spaghetti dinner Feb. 23 in Pandora

A spaghetti dinner benefitting a veteran’s dinner next fall is at Pandora United Methodist Church on Saturday, Feb. 23.

Serving is from 4-6 p.m. at the church,108 E. Washington St. (State Route 12), Pandora. 

Tickets are $8 for adults 12 years old and up, $ for children under 12. Pre-sale tickets are available, call 419-384-3812, 419-722-1096, or 419-721-8154. Walk-ins are welcome. 


Pass the chili, please

Community cook-off Wednesday at middle school

A community chili cook-off takes place Wednesday, Feb. 20,  from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium. 

This is the second year for the event that supports Bluffton Community Assistance, Corp., the local food pantry, with money and collected food donations.

The cook-off features 10 local chili entries to taste, plus sandwiches and desserts. In addition, free entertainment will be provided by Dancers Elite Dance Studio and Krysti’s Music Studio, both of Bluffton.


10 local chefs in community chili cook-off

Feb. 20 event benefits Bluffton Community Assistance Program food pantry

Ten local chefs will participate in the community chili cook-off from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Bluffton Middle School cafetorium. 

This is the third year for the event that supports the Bluffton Community Assistance food pantry. The cook-off gives community members the chance to sample each recipe and vote for their favorite; cost $5 per person. 

Entertainment will be provided by Dancers Elite Dance Studio and Krysti’s Music Studio. Dancers will perform from 5:30-6:15 p.m. and music students will perform from 6:15-7 p.m.


Free community meal in Pandora on Feb. 27

Pandora United Methodist Church will host a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27. The church is located on 108 E. Washington St.

The menu is fried chicken, parlsey potatoes, California blend vegetables, dinner roll, assorted cupcakes, and beverage. The meal is provided by the Hilty Memorial Home.


Tickets on sale for First United Methodist Church youth spaghetti dinner

From 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13

The Bluffton First United Methodist Church youth fundraiser spaghetti dinner takes place next week at the church.

The dinner has a Valentine’s Day theme and serving is in the church fellowship hall, from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Tickets are $7 each and are available now through Feb. 9 from youth in the church or in the church office.

The menu includes baked spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and a beverage.

Desserts will be available for an additional donation. Carry-out and in-town (Bluffton) delivery is available.