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June 20, 2019

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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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Summer play dates at Jenera park

First and third Mondays of June, July and August

Summer Park play dates will be held on the first and third Mondays of June, July and August at the Jenera Community Park Playground at 9:30 am.  

According to planners of the events, persons may come when you can and stay as long as you are able.  Bring your kids and grandkids of all ages and enjoy time to play outside and enjoy the summer weather.  

The kids can play with others, run around and burn off some energy while the moms, grandmas, and caregivers visit.  

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Here's the Bluffton Shuffleboard Club summer schedule

The Bluffton Shuffleboard Club announces its summer tournament schedule.

In addition, it invites persons interested in learning to play the game to attend any of the club sessions. These are Mondays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Thursdays at 4 p.m.

Already held was a Bluffton state tournament on May 23-24 and the Mildred and Clarence Brunn doubles event on June 3.

Future tournaments follow:

• June 17-18 – Bluffton state tournament, any doubles 16 frames/75

• July 1 – Crowe Memorial, draw doubles

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Mt. Victory to host wine and chocolate walk June 14

The village of Mt. Victory, hosts a wine and chocolate walk from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, June 14.

Mt. Victory merchants will offer treats while its shops are open for the walk.

Three of local wineries will be on site pouring and selling bottles of wine (Bokes Creek Winery, Rose Acres, and Bear Vine Winery). 

New this year, visitors may purchase a VIP ticket (only 30 available) and get a one hour open air (weather permitting) paint and sip experience with Artist Marilyn Reed. 

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