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December 7, 2019

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Anna, Elsa and Santa in Ada tonight

Lots of family-friendly activities from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

FROM ADA ICON - Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is ready for the holidays. Its annual Merry on Main is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in downtown Ada. Here's the activities planned:

At the depot
• Two of Santa's live reindeer on display
• Kid's crafts provided by Ada Public Library
• Meet and take photos with Anna and Elsa, characters from the move "Frozen"
• Ada Lions, Ada Kiwanis and Ada Rotary clubs will have activities for kids

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Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 7

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.

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Diabetes empowerment education program this month in Ada

A  free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) takes place in Ada this month.

Area Agency on Aging, Lima, will hold free workshops at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Dec. 2 through Dec. 19.

To register, contact Dre White, health education coordinator, at  567-204-6900 or register on line at www.aaa3.org/trainings.

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Christmas open house at the Schumacher Homestead

Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m.

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.

Visit the homestead at 8350 Bixel Road, where the Swiss Community Historical Society will host live music, tours of the farmhouse, demonstrations in the workshop, and activities for children. There will also be refreshments in the house and summer kitchen.

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Cookie Walk Saturday AM at Et Cetera Shop

Here's where you can stock up on lots a cookies for the holidays.

Et Cetera Shop, 327 N. Main St., Bluffton, invites Icon viewers to a Cookie Walk, from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30.

Fill your plate with cookies. Cookies will be weighed at $10 per pound. One half of the proceeds go to the Bluffton Community Assistance food pantry; the other half goes to Mennonite Central Committee's "Baking for a better future" projec.

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Ada launches holiday celebration on Dec. 2

Santa, live reindeer, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, live Nativity and lots more

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is ready for the holidays. Its annual Merry on Main is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in downtown Ada. Here's the activities planned:

At the depot
• Two of Santa's live reindeer on display
• Kid's crafts provided by Ada Public Library
• Meet and take photos with Anna and Elsa, characters from the move "Frozen"
• Ada Lions, Ada Kiwanis and Ada Rotary clubs will have activities for kids

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