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May 27, 2016


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Chrome, fins, grills come to Bluffton June 17 - it's the 49th annual Wheels Fest'

This is part of the Icon’s features on events taking place in Bluffton during the month of June.

The 49th Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions  hits Main Street  on Friday, June 17.

The event is open to antique cars, classic cars, trucks, tractors, golf carts, fire engines, motorcycles and Cushmans.

This year’s show opens for parking at 2 p.m. and registration for vehicles is from 2 to 5 p.m., rain or shine.


Lynn LaRue entertains Seniors with his harmonica on June 13

Bluffton Senior Citizens will hold its June meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, June 13, at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St.

The program is by Lynn LaRue, a new member of the Association, who will entertain members on the harmonica.

The meal is catered by the St. John's United Church of Christ. Tickets are $8.50 each and must be purchased by June 8 at the center.

To view other events planned at the center in June open the newsletter, which is an attachment at the bottom of this story.



10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show, barbecue, July 9

the 10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show is from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the church, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod.

In addition to the car show there is a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brabecue tickets are $8 each and must be ordered in advance by calling 419-649-5364.

Car show details:
• Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon.
• $10 per entry
• Top 10 Awards
• Awards at 3 p.m.
• Door prizes for car owners
• Children's activities
• Chicken barbecue


Want to be a fairy princess? Then join the party

What's up in Bluffton in June? Here's part of our continuing series of June events happening in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a Fairy Princess Party on Saturday, June 4 at the Bluffton Middle School Cafetorium from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event will include a finger food buffet, face painting, nail art, hair styling, crafts, photos with princesses and door prizes. Costumes are encouraged.


June 18 Spectrum Salon cut-a-thon supports Women's Good Samaritan Group

Spectrum Salon will hold a cut-a-thon Saturday, June 18, according to Mandy Kinn, owner.

The event is at the salon, 442 N. Main St., Bluffton. It takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to the Women's Good Samaritan Group, Bluffton.

For more information contact Kinn at 419-358-0556.



Vancrest of Ada grand opening Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Vancrest of Ada will host a community open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, according to Mark A. White, president of Vancrest Management Corp.

The $6 million Vancrest of Ada nursing home includes 56,000-square-foot. When full, it will have 50 beds for skilled nursing care and 32 assisted living units within the main facility. Rehab services will be available when it opens. Vancrest of Ada will employ 75 to 85 people.

The facility is located West North Avenue (State Route 81), across from Ada schools.


June is busting out all over with Bluffton events - here info about the Relay for Hope

Lots of June events are on Bluffton’s calendar. One is the area relay for hope. Watch the Icon for details on several other June events taking place in Bluffton.

Here are the details.

The Bluffton Area Relay for Hope takes place Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, according to Lynda Best, chairperson.

According to Best, “This year’s theme is ‘Courage.’ Relay Courage shirts are available for purchase at Village Cut & Curl and Polished. All proceeds from the event go to Bluffton Relay for Life.


Walter Montgomery medical benefit on Saturday

A medical benefit for Walter Montgomery takes place on Saturday in Bluffton.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the former Grove's Bear store on North Main Street.

It includes a bake sale, gift certificate raffle and gift basket raffle.

All money raised will assist the family with medical expenses. For more information contact Lori at Hair Quarters.



Lincoln Highway Assn. meets May 17 in Lima

The Western Ohio Chapter of the Lincoln Highway Association will meet at 6 p.m. for dinner at the Casa Lu Al, 2323 N. West St. in Lima on Tuesday, May 17.  

After dinner, the group will tour the historic home at 2280 W. Lincoln Highway, which includes a "speakeasy" in the basement at 7:15 p.m. The home is located a mile west of State Route 115 on Lincoln Highway. The public is invited.


Free movie showing of "In Transition 2.0" on Sunday

There will be a free public showing of the movie "In Transition 2.0" on Sunday, May 15, at 7 p.m.in the Bluffton town hall, third floor. The movie will be followed by discussion for anyone interested.

The Transition movement, sometimes know as "Transition Towns," is made up of
local groups around the world.

It brings communities of people together who want to create a positive and locally based response to such problems as climate change, energy shortages, economic disruption, and political dysfunction.