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October 6, 2015


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Trick-or-treat at MMH on Oct. 29

The Village of Bluffton's trick-or-treat night is Thursday, Oct. 29. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m. In addition, the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., invites Halloweeners to its lobby from 6 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 29.


Saturday bake sale in front of Greg's Pharmacy

A Bluffton Food Pantry benefit bake sale will take place from 9 a.m. until items are sold on Saturday, Oct. 10. The bake sale takes place in front of Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St.

According to Angie Halcomb of Greg's donations and food items for the sale are accepted.



Bluffton trick-or-treat Oct. 29

Bluffton's trick-or-treat night is set for Thursday, Oct. 29. Hours are 6 to 7:30 p.m.


Suter's Produce offers a Maze of fall features

Pirate Trails and Treasures II will keep corn maze fans busy this month. 

The maze, at Suter’s Produce, 12200 Pandora Road, opened in mid-September and continues until its last day on Oct. 31.

Suter’s offers lots more than their traditional corn maze.

Other features include a hayride, corn cannons, giant tube slide, human hamster wheels, pumpkins, cider press and apples.

Here are the details -

Maze hours:
Saturdays and Sundays 1 to 8 p.m.
(Last admission at 7 p.m.)


Jim Boedicker performs at Saturday's Farmers' Market

Popular area musician, Jim Boedicker, will perform at the Bluffton Farmers' Market on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The market is located in the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. Boedicker will perform in the Market's Main Street entrance. 

The Market is part of this year's Bluffton Fall Festival, also taking place on Saturday. The Market is sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.


Ada's 30th harvest and herb fest this weekend

FROM THE ADA ICON - Bluffton celebrates its fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Ada celebrates its harvest and herb festival this Saturday.


The Fest sprawls on Ada's Main Street  all the way from First United Methodist Church to Lehr Avenue.


Here’s the schedule of events:
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Booths open on Main Street
• 10 a.m. – Parade on Main Street


Football Moms working on homecoming parade and you are invited to particpate

Bluffton High School Football Moms invite community groups to join the 2015 BHS homecoming parade on Friday, Oct. 2.

The parade gathers at The Centre on North Main Street at 5 p.m., and will start at 5:30 p.m. The parade starts at The Centre, heads south on Main, to College Avenue, and on to Harmon Field.

Rhonda Staley said, "We are looking for groups, organizations, and churches to be a part of this year's parade. Floats and vehicles supporting the community are invited.


Retired Grove teacher has Saturday book signing at Book ReViews

Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, hosts Beth Huffman, local author is a book signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

Huffman is a retired English teacher from Columbus Grove. She will sign copies of her new book “Dance, Belle, Dance!”

It is the story of a girl, Belle, born with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her inability to focus in the classroom creates many obstacles and her immaturity results in social miscues that her peers don’t understand.


Bluffton Fall Festival set for Sept. 26

The Bluffton community’s 12th annual Fall Festival, with many family-oriented activities, takes place throughout the community on Saturday, Sept. 26, according to Daren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, who coordinates the festival.

Events take place at Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Mennonite Memorial Home, downtown Bluffton, at the Swiss Community Historical Society homestead on Bixel Road, Bluffton Family Recreation and Bluffton Public Library.

Watch for more details in The Icon.


Butterfly Migration Celebration in Lima Sept. 13

The Allen County Master Gardener Association will be hosting The Butterfly Migration Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. at The Children’s Garden in Lima.

This event features the release of dozens of monarch butterflies; butterfly-themed children’s activities; an educational butterfly presentation and much more.