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June 18, 2019

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Swiss Day is June 23

Swiss Day is Sunday, June 23.

The public is invited to bring a hot and cold dish for a potluck  at 12:30 p.m., June 23, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

The program "Swiss Roots and Beaver Branches - A Bluffton Family Tree" will be presented by Carrie Phillips of Bluffton University. Watch the Icon for more details soon

 

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Quarry Farm's  6th annual Family Day June 15

Bring yourself, friends and family for an afternoon of fun in the gardens, woods and wetlands of The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve & Conservation Farm during the 6th Annual Family Day on Saturday, June 15. 

From 1 to 4 p.m., tour the 1853 log cabin, see Native American artifacts, walk the trails to count butterflies, dragonflies, amphibians and visit residents of the farm animal sanctuary.

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Baptist Church holds VBS June 17-21

Bluffton Baptist Church holds its Vacation Bible School next week, Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21 from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m.

This year's theme "In the Wild" looks at amazing encounters with Jesus. This five-day program will be packed with songs, fun, games and bible stories. This VBS program is for youth ages four through sixth grade. 

Bluffton Baptist is located at 345 County Line Road, Bluffton.

For more information, please contact the church at blufftonbbc@gmail.com. See flyer below.

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Several Vacation Bible Schools announced

Several Bluffton area Vacation Bible Schools are planned this summer. Here’s a summary of those events made available to the Icon, listed in date order. Churches with VBS details not on this list may contact the Icon at info@blufftonicon.com
In the Wild – Amazing Encounters with Jesus
Bluffton Baptist Church, 345 County Line Road
June 17-21
5:45 to 8:30 p.m.
Ages 4 to 6th grade
Register at blufftonbbc@gmail.com

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Pool party - free admission to first 200 on June 15

Riley Creek Arbor is sponsoring free pool admission for the first 200 people at the Bluffton Community Pool from 1 – 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 15.

Riley Creek Arbor of Gleaner Life Insurance Society regularly supports the local community through monetary and volunteer efforts. The Arbor consists of members from Bluffton, Lima and surrounding communities.

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Swiss homestead open each Saturday this summer

Your opportunity to step into Bluffton and Pandora's past; open 1-5 p.m.

Summer open houses at Schumacher Homestead began last Saturday.

“Are you a ghost?” a little girl once asked Schumacher Homestead volunteer Susie Gratz, who was dressed in the somber black cap, long full dress, and apron worn by women in the Bluffton-Pandora area Swiss Settlement in the mid 1800s.

Gratz assured the youngster that she was real and alive, and could show her how families in the area lived more than 150 years ago.

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