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August 18, 2019

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An Ada gridiron celeration

New features added to Made in Ada Football Festival on Aug. 24

A demonstration of how NFL footballs are produced and an exhibit from the home of professional football are among new features that have been added to the Made in Ada Football Festival, which will be held Aug. 24.

Among new highlights that promise to be fan favorites are the “Wilson Experience,” which demonstrates the process of how footballs are made and an exhibit by the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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It's big band, polka and ice cream

Sunday evening MMH concert on the lawn

The Al Best Band will play at a free public concert on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual “Concert on the Lawn” since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and popcorn and ice water will also be available. 

Special thanks is given to Don Snyder Excavating, who is the main sponsor of this year’s concert.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

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Transition Bluffton invites community members to Aug. 20 potluck

Transition Bluffton invites the community to  join in some community building, food and music.

"Bring a locally sourced food dish, a musical instrument ....or both to the Buckeye park shelter by the pool at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20.  Bring your family and friends. Let's allow our differences to melt away and celebrate what we have in common," said Peter Badertscher of the organization.

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Brain health, painting flowers, graveyards, Kenya...and that's just for starters

Senior Center announces fall OVAL classes

The Bluffton Senior Citizens Center has released its Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) schedule for the fall, according to Tonya Meyer.

The schedule follows:

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Allen County Fair runs from Aug. 16 to Aug. 24

The Allen County Fair opens Friday, Aug. 16, and continues through Saturday, Aug. 24. The fairgrounds is located at 2750 Harding Highway. Lima. Daily fair hours are 8 a.m. to  8 p.m.

The Icon invites prize winners in the Bluffton school district and local 4-H clubs to send their award information to the Icon for posting. Send information to: info@blufftonicon.com

Click here for the fair’s schedule.

 

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Big Band "Concert on the Lawn" Sunday

Free MMH event features ice cream and music, BYO chairs

The Al Best Band will play at a free public concert on Sunday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

MMH has hosted the annual “Concert on the Lawn” since 2005. The Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Service Group will serve ice cream, and popcorn and ice water will also be available. 

Special thanks is given to Don Snyder Excavating, who is the main sponsor of this year’s concert.  Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and dress for the weather.

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