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Afternoon fishing derby Saturday at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton, will hold a fishing derby during Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2-3 p.m. 

The event will take place at Maple Crest pond and is free and open to the public.  Bait and poles will be provided.

Earlier this week, six, 2 lb. tagged bass were released into the pond. Anyone who catches a tagged fish will win a bag of Shirley’s Popcorn. 

Other events taking place at Maple Crest on Saturday include an antique tractor display, kiddie tractor pull, live music and food for sale.

Mennonite Home Communities to offer free CEUs

“Unexpected Decisions,” focusing on advanced directives and Ohio DNR, will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 12-1 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 Elm St., Bluffton.  The presentation is approved for one contact hour for social workers and nurses.

Presenter Niki Sidle, MSW, LISW-S, will discuss the challenges individuals encounter when required to make difficult decisions and how medical professionals can support those individuals.  Sidle is bereavement coordinator at Bridge Home Health & Hospice.

Silent auction lets you take flight or take a snooze!

Underway now through noon Saturday at MMH

As part of Bluffton’s Fall Festival, the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) Service Group is holding its annual Silent Auction from now through noon Saturday, Sept. 22.  All items are displayed in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm Street, Bluffton.

Velasquez paintings on display

Local artist Oscar Velasquez is exhibiting several of his paintings at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, through September.  Most people know Velasquez, a Pandora native, as a painter of large murals on area buildings. 

His works at MMH include landscapes, flowers and scenes familiar to the region.  The exhibit is located on the third floor, near the Chapel. Paintings attached are titled “Lake View” and “Three Peasant Girls.”

MHCO Service Group seeking silent auction items

A chance for local businesses, artists and other individuals to showcase their products, artwork or services

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is seeking donations of items, services or “experiences,” for its Silent Auction during Fall Fest, Saturday, Sept. 22. 

Funds raised through the auction support activities and improvement projects, benefitting more than 350 MHCO elders.  All donations are tax deductible.

“Brownies and Benefits" program Sept. 12

At Hilty Home, Pandora on VA ad and attendance benefits

Hilty Home, Pandora, is hosting a one-hour informative program on the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit, at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 12.  Dessert and beverages will be served during the program.

Many wartime veterans are unaware that benefits for assisted living and long-term care are available to them. Hilty Home has invited an expert on the topic to present accurate information and answer questions.

Clifford Funka III, Beacon Associates, will present the information and address the following:

•What is the VA Aid & Attendance Benefit?