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August 18, 2019

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Diller, Carpenter, Conkling, Steiner honorees at Nov. 28 Blaze of Lights

Three long-time Bluffton community supports will serve as 2009 Blaze of Lights parade marshals and the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce CEO will turn on the Blaze lights during the Nov. 28, downtown Bluffton celebration.

According to Beverly Amstutz of the Bluffton Cultural Affairs Committee, parade marshals are Sam Diller, Bluffton attorney, Carlin Carpenter, former Bluffton University football coach, and Greg Conkling, Bluffton pharmacist. Fred Steiner, CEO of the Bluffton Chamber and creator of The Bluffton Icon, will turn on the lights of the Ream holiday folk art display.

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Fudge orders taken by hospital auxiliary

Chocolates by Christie~Ac^a'not^a"cs on the Square are available to be ordered now through Friday, Nov. 6, as a holiday fundraiser from the Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary, according to Diane Stratton of the Auxiliary.

Items available include chocolate or peanut butter fudge by the one-half pound. Flavors and prices follow: candy bouquet $14, peanut butter fudge $7, chocolate fudge $7, box of turtles $12, holiday oreos $5.50.

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$1,000 grand prize for Big idea contest

BIG IDEA CONTEST ENTRIES DUE BY NOVEMBER 6

The entries for the first ever Bluffton Center for Entrepreneur Big Idea Contest must be postmarked by Oct. 30 or hand delivered to the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs by Friday, Nov. 6 and includes a fee of $25, payable to the Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs.

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Hospital Auxiliary taking orders for Thanksgiving pies

The Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary Thanksgiving meal pie fundraiser is currently underway. Persons interested in supporting it have several options to add to their own Thanksgiving dinner. The pies are from Brinkman's Specialty.

The following items may be ordered:

$8 Pumpkin pie

$10 Dutch apple pie

$10 Pecan pie

$10 Fruit of the forest

$10 Sugar-free apple pie

$10 Sugar-free cherry pie

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United Way still accepts donations

The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is underway. Although the door-to-door solicitation is completed, persons may still make donations at Citizens National Bank.
Duane Bollenbacher is chairperson of this year's United Way. The United Way period covers Sept. 1, 2009, through Aug. 31, 2010.
This year's campaign goal is $25,000.

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Deer Creek Shoppes antique appraisal Oct. 28

Deer Creek Shoppes, North Main Street, Bluffton, is planning its final free antique appraisals for the year.

The event is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28, and will be held at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

Persons wanting more information may contact Judy Bronson at Deer Creek, or e-mail her at: deercreekshoppes@embarqmail.com

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