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August 14, 2020

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Lincoln Highway Buy Way weekend

So far, 13 garage sales posted on the Icons

It’s Lincoln Highway Buy Way weekend.

The Icons have 13 garage sales posted, as of Thursday morning, and the number continues to grow.

To view garage sale listings click here or visit the Icon’s Classified Ad page. To post a garage sale send it to info@blufftonicon.com. All garage sales are free and are posted on both Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon.

Garage sales are also posted on the Icon’s printer-friendly garage sale map.


Around the world wine sampling Aug. 28 at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU, Ada, will hold an around the world wine sampling from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28.

The evening includes a variety of appetizers and desserts and wine commentary by Sommelier Kevin Boehm. There will also be musical entertainment. Wine is available for purchase during the evening. 

Admission is $32 per person and that includes five wine samples from a selection of eight wines unique to the Inn.

The event is designed to meet proper safety and social distancing guidelines. Mask are required exept during dining.



Ada Rotary has your supper ready tonight

Drive-thru-pickup only chicken barbecue, 4:30-6 p.m. on Main Street Ada

FROM ADA ICON - Ada Rotary Club has a chicken barbecue dinner with your name on it.

The club hosts a carryout-drive-thru-only chicken barbecue dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6.

The drive-thru takes place at Hays Insurance, 202 S. Main St. Tickets are $9 per meal and include:
• One-half chicken
• Baked beans
• Macaroni salad

Tickets are available in advance at Quest Federal Credit Union and from any Ada Rotary Club member. Tickets may be purchased by calling 419-230-2250 or 419-303-0586.


No Fall Festival this year

But, it will return in 2021

What would have been the Bluffton community’s 17th annual Fall Festival has been cancelled due to the ongoing threat of Coronavirus.  

Usually taking place on the fourth Saturday of September, Fall Festival Committee members have been monitoring the situation and discussing plans for weeks, and ultimately came to the difficult decision to cancel the event.  

All participating organizations have expressed their desire to continue the Festival in 2021.


St. Mary's Catholic youth selling concessions at the pool

St. Mary's Catholic Youth will sell concessions at the Bluffton Pool to raise money for CYSC Summer Camp for 2021.

Concessions will be sold from 2-5 p.m. on: 
Friday, July 31 
Saturday, August 1
Wednesday, August 5 
Friday, August 7 
Wednesday, August 12
Friday, August 14.

100% of the proceeds will go to tuition for summer camp next year. 



First of two Bluffton Discovery Days Saturday

The events will include sidewalk sales, demonstrations, BOGO and other discounts, and new products

Bluffton merchants roll out the red carpet for shoppers during Discovery Days on Saturday, July 25, and again on Saturday, Aug. 22. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than a dozen shops will have special activities and sales.

“In February, our merchants held a hugely successful Chocolate Walk and this is a similar cooperative project,” said Paula Scott, CEO of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.