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August 18, 2019

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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. 


11th annual Ada truck pull Friday evening

Hardin County Pullers wil turn some dirt

FROM ADA ICON - The 11th annual Ada War Memorial truck pulls is set for 7 p.m., Friday, June 7, at the Ada park. Gates open at 3 p.m. and registration starts at 5 p.m. A rain date is 6 p.m., Saturday, June 8.


Hancock museum hosts Victorian tea June 22

The Hancock Historical Museum will host a Victorian Tea on the front porch of the historic Hull-Flater House on Saturday, June 22, from 11a.m. t 1 p.m. 

The event is for children ages 6-12 with an accompanying adult. The tea will highlight the time period of American Girl, Samantha. Guests are encouraged to bring their favorite doll and come dressed for the occasion. Participants will enjoy tea and treats served by the Victorian Ladies, while learning about proper etiquette for a Victorian tea party. And, 19th century lawn games and crafts will follow the tea. 


75th annual trout derby is Sunday

Spring flooding moved the event to this week

It's trout derby week in Bluffton.

The 75th annual Bluffton Sportsmen's Club trout derby, originally set for May 5, was moved on Sunday, June 9, due to the spring flooding in Bluffton. The derby takes place in the Buckeye.

The number one trout for this year's Trout Derby is named "Big 75" - not in reference to the nearby Interstate, but in honor of the 75th year of the Bluffton Sportmen Club's trout derby.


Next Gardeners meeting is June 4

Discussing native plants

The Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area hold their next meeting on Tuesday, June 4, at the Bluffton Public Library, lower level meeting room at 6:30 p.m. Dave McPheron will be speaking on native (indigenous) plants. McPheron is the Volunteer Coordinator of the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteers, as well as running a native plant nursery for the area.

This meeting is open to the public.

For more news in the local gardening world, the club's monthly newsletter - Edelweiss News - is attached below. 


Summer Sounds Choral Camp registration underway

Noteworthy Community Choir's first-ever camp for kids - July 15-19

"Noteworthy Community Choir is accepting registrations for its first-ever Summer Sounds Choral Camp for kids who love to sing," says Vicki Mills.

Here's how it works:
From July 15 to July 19, 1st through 8th graders participate in singing and movement experiences, weaving a high-quality choral music experience with fun musical activities and camp friendships.