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May 22, 2015

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Letter: American Legion hosts several Veterans Day services

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The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will be holding services at Richland Manor, the Mennonite Home in Bluffton and  Maple Crest on Veterans Day.  

Larry Core, Tom and Cheryl Craig will be demonstrating to all 4th graders how the American Flag should be folded and Mrs. Craig will tell what each fold of the flag means.  


Fair Trade jewelry party Oct. 24 at public library

Dear Friends

Please support Fair Trade in Bluffton and encourage community members to attend planned programs to raise awareness.

This Friday, October 24th between 11:00am and 1:00pm the library will partner with Ten Thousand Villages to host a special Fair Trade Jewelery Party.

Esther Birkey
Youth Services Coordinator
Bluffton Public Library


Letter: About those pumpkins on Main Street

Note: The Icon accidentially sat on this letter by error. We received it on Oct. 14. Our apologies.

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You may soon notice that pumpkins aren’t just orange this year.  Before long, hand-painted pumpkins will be distributed throughout Bluffton, exhibiting a variety of colors not typically seen on this fixture of autumn.


Letter: Your invitation to help sponsor the Blaze of Lights

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On Saturday, Nov. 29, Bluffton hosts its 28th annual Blaze of Lights. It’s a great Bluffton tradition.

• Our popular ice sculptuter returns. He’ll carve some ice at 4 p.m. on Main Street. Joining the iceman is John Guagenti, who will carve a holiday figure from wood.

• Our parade should be our largest ever! We anticipate 100 parade units. That translates to a 60-minute parade.

• From 6 to 7 p.m., we have new entertainment groups to perform following the parade.


Letter: Thank you, American Legion, for the town hall flag pole

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Note: On Sept. 27 the Bluffton American Legion held a flag pole dedication ceremony at the townhall.

When I looked out the window of my Town Hall office and saw the flag, my eyes teared up.  I did not know at the time where it came from but was very grateful and appreciative to see it. 


Letter: AEP Ohio warns of phone shutoff scam

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We are warning all of our customers of a payment scam being conducted via phone in various areas of our service territory. We continue to hear reports that customers are receiving calls threatening to shut off their power if they don't make an immediate payment over the phone with a money card. This is a scam and people are using our name illegally. The people making these calls are not from AEP Ohio.


Letter: Thank you to everyone who may National Night Out possible

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The Bluffton and Pandora Police Departments would like to thank all of those that came out and supported our National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5th.  It was a fun night for all involved and a pleasure spending the evening with people from the local communities. 

We would also like to thank all of the businesses and other groups that supported the event through monetary, food donation, and volunteer help.  Without your assistance none of this would have been possible and we would like to acknowledge each of you that helped. 


Letter: American Legion thanks its golf tournament sponsors

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The American Legion Post 382 Bluffton, would like to Thank all of our sponsors for their generous donations for our 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Without donors such as those listed below The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 would not be able to support our charities.


Letter: Thanks to flag donors

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The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton, in conjunction with the Village of Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Bluffton American Legion, says thank you to the many businesses and individuals who helped to sponsor the 2014 Main Street flag project. The cooperation among so many people who helped this project in so many ways is truly inspiring. And the stories behind the people who are honored and memorialized are heartwarming.