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January 21, 2019

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Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1

BHS junior class invites you to get your picture taken with Santa

Interested in having breakfast with Santa?

The Bluffton High School junior class is bring Santa Claus to Bluffton on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Tickets are now on sale for the fundraiser held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the middle school cafetorium.

The event includes a breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, fruit, donuts, coffee and milk. There will be games and crafts and the opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa.

Tickets may be purchased in the elementary school office. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youth. Proceeds go to the junior class post prom.


Celebrate an "old-time" Christmas

4th annual Riley Creek Christmas tour has five stops on Saturday

The fourth annual Riley Creek Christmas tour is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, according to Tom McCullough of Pandora.

It includes five stops along the Riley Creek near Pandora.  All the buildings on the tour have historical significance and will be decorated for the holidays.


Christmas at Apollo Craft Show

Dec. 1 at Apollo Career Center

Apollo Career Center Christmas at Apollo Craft show will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One of the largest craft shows in the region, Apollo will host well over 100 vendors featuring unique handcrafted items. Admission is $3 and children 12 and under are free. There is food available for breakfast and lunch.

The craft show is a school-wide activity that provides the students community involvement, and raises money for all five student organizations. to assist with community service projects and competitions. 


Santa, the Grinch, live reindeer and more during Ada's Merry on Main Dec. 3

Also live nativity and activities for kids

Santa will be there. So will the Grinch. There will also be live reindeer, a live nativity and choir and lots more.

Merry on Main launches Ada's holiday season celebration. The 6th annual event is from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3, in downtown Ada. The event is sponsored by Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

Deb Curlis, chamber director says, "Stroll down Main Street Ada and enjoy some Christmas cheer on Dec. 3."


Celebrate an 1840s Christmas on Saturday

Swiss homestead open from 2 to 7 p.m. on Bixel Road

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What's cooking for the Saturday, Dec. 1, Christmas open house at the Schumacher Homestead?

Lots of seasonal treats reflecting the lives of Swiss settlers in the Bluffton-Pandora area. The festivities will be from 2-7 p.m. at the 8350 Bixel Rd. farmhouse in rural  Bluffton.

The Swiss Community Historical Society's newly refurbished sleigh will be displayed on the front porch. Indoors, the farmhouse will be adorned with natural decorations, perfumed by home cooking, and lit by candles beginning at dusk.


Santa Day in Pandora on Dec. 12

Riley Creek Pharmacy invites you to free community meal to meet Santa

Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, invites families to a Santa Day, including a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Pandora United Methodist Church, Wednesday, Dec. 12.

Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. Families are invited for dinner, photos with Santa and gifts.

First National Bank will have crafts for youth at the event.