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May 23, 2019

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"Ashes to Go” new approach to Christian tradition

7 to 9 a.m. Ash Wednesday, March 6, downtown Bluffton

From 7 to 9 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 6, a group of Bluffton area pastors will offer “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, according to Rev. Karol Farris, pastor of Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Ashes to Go are offered because the reminders of need, humility, and healing shouldn’t be confined to church buildings.


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.