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October 22, 2020

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Drive-thru pick up

English Lutheran Church host tonight's community meal

Community meals returned to Bluffton today – under a new format.

In a drive-thru format, the first community meal since this past winter, sponsored by the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association and the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, will take place.

It is hosted by English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St., and the drive-thru pick up takes place in the church Jackson Street parking lot beginning at 6 p.m.

A donation bucket will be available with the proceeds going to the Bluffton Community Assistance Program food pantry. 


PTO spirit wear fundraiser underway

20 different items available to order online by Oct. 4

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Attention Pirates fans. Bluffton PTO’s annual spirit wear sale is underway.

All orders must be submitted online by Sunday, Oct. 4, and all funds raised go back to Bluffton’s teachers and students.

Twenty different items are available from Flag City Stores and may be viewed by clicking here.


In late October Bluffton will hold an event with masks required

And few participants are complaining

In late October Bluffton will hold an event with masks required and few participants are complaining.

Mayor Richard Johnson announced that trick-or-treating will take place in the village from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29.

Like most Ohio communities, Bluffton awaited the covid-19 guidelines from the governor’s office before making an announcement. That green light arrived last week.

Click here to read the recommended best practices for trick-or-treating from the governor.


Harvest party on Sunday

Dynamic Ag will host a harvest party at 6705 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27.

The event includes live music, food, hayrides and pumpkins. Shifferly Road Band will perform beginning at 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.


Pop-up shop at The Centre Sept. 26

Door prizes, samples and several direct sales displays

The Bluffton "pop-up shop" returns to The Centre, 601 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 26. 

"Your favorite direct sales companies are gathering together in one location to share products and services," said Cindy Luginbuhl, one of the event planners.

"Door prizes and some vendors will have samples to share. As a courtesy to all, we ask that you wear face coverings and practice social distancing during the event," she said.


Senior center can't wait for October

Community meals, Bingo, Friday movies, flu shots and bowling scheduled

Bluffton Senior Citizens can’t wait for October as several programs return to the calendar for its members.

Tonya Meyer, director, said, “We finally have the okay to start programming, but the list of rules and regulations is long. We are going to start with just a few programs in October and will expand every month as long as we all stay healthy.”

Check the October newsletter attached below for specific instructions for each of these programs. 

Reservations are required for several events by calling 419-358-8971.