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December 7, 2019

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You can travel back in time on Saturday

Swiss homestead open house and Riley Creek Old Time Christmas tour

Two Saturday holiday events take you back into time in rural Bluffton. The Swiss Historical Society's Christmas open house and the Riley Creek Old Time Christmas tour take you there. Details on both events follow:

Swiss homestead Christmas open house
What was Christmas like for your great-great grandparents?

Visit the Schumacher Homestead from 2-7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, for a Christmas Open House to explore how the holidays were different for Swiss Settlers in the mid-1800s and discover what traditions they passed along to their descendants.


Santa invites you to breakfast on Saturday

Interested in having breakfast with Santa?

The Bluffton High School junior class is bringing Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus to Bluffton on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Tickets are now on sale for the fundraiser held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

The event includes a light breakfast, games, crafts and the opportunity to have your photo taken with Mr. and Mrs. Santa.

Tickets may be purchased in the middle school office or from Angie at the village office in town hall. Tickets are $5. Proceeds go to the junior class post prom.


Santa Day, free community meal Dec. 11 in Pandora

Riley Creek Pharmacy sponsors event at Pandora United Methodist Church

Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, invites Icon viewers to Santa Day and a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., (State Route 12).

Santa arrives at 6 p.m., Bring the entire family for dinner, Santa pictures and gifts. First National Bank will have crafts for children.


Brauen's Gourds Christmas open house Saturday

Jodi and Don Brauen will hold Brauen's Gourds Christmas open house this weekend.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton.


4 locations on Saturday's Riley Creek Old Time Christmas Tour

• Breidenbach country school • McCullough log cabin • Red Fox Cabin • Riley Creek United Methodist Church

The fifth annual Riley Creek Old Time Christmas Tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. Four locations are on this year's tour.

Participates include:
• Bridenbaugh one-room school
  14022 Road 6, Pandora (corner Road 6 and M6)
• McCullough Log Cabin
  14503 Road 6, Pandora
• Red Fox Cabin
  1/8th mile north of 14321 Road 7-L, Pandora
• Riley Creek United Methodist Church
  7102 Road M, Ottawa, (intersection Roads M and 7-L)


Are you bringing Santa to town?

If so, let the Icon know - we will post your announcement

The Icon asks local organizations who sponsor a visit from Santa Claus this month to notify the Icon.

We will post all Santa visits in advance on the Icon that are open to the public. Send us the name of your organization or business with the date and time of the visit.

Send information to: info@blufftonicon.com.