October 21, 2014



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Volunteer Mobile Meal Driver needed third Friday of the month

A Mobile Meal Driver is needed on the third Friday of each month. Driver delivers meals to members of the Bluffton community from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Meals are prepared by the Mennonite Memorial Home and made available to the Bluffton area. 

This is a great way to serve the community. A valid driver's liscense and proof of insurance is necessary. To be a Mobile Meal Driver, call Mary Ann Ring, MMH volunteer coordinator, at 419.358.1015, ext 248.


December busy month at Maple Crest

Lots of events are taking place in December at Maple Crest Senior Living Community. The December activities calendar is now on the Icon.

It is available in a printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.

Mennonite Home Service Group bake sale Nov. 22

The Mennonite Memorial Home Service Group will hold a Friday, Nov. 22, bake sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at MMH, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

The bake sale will be in the MMH lobby.


Reservations accepted for Nov. 10 Maple Crest Sunday buffet

The next Maple Crest Senior Living, 700 Maple Court, Bluffton, Sunday buffet is Nov. 10, according to Daren Lee, director of Maple Crest.

The menu includes:
• Roasted turkey with gravy
• Caramel apple pork chop
• Sweet potato casserole
• Green beans
• Dinner rolls
• Pumpkin pie
• coffee and iced tea.

The buffet is in the Patio Room at Maple Crest from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is open to all adults 55 and older at a cost of $7.50 per person.

Apple caramel pecan pie grand prize winner at Maple Crest

Is there anything more delicious than a homemade pie? On Friday, over 120 people took their fill of pies during the pie baking contest and spaghetti dinner hosted by Maple Crest Senior Living Village in Bluffton. 

Eighteen pies were entered and judged in three categories. Kim Keck and Amber Henry combined their skills and won the title of Best of Show with their Apple Caramel Pecan and shared the $100 grand prize. Each winner in the other categories won $50 for first, $25 for second and $15 for third place.

Maple Crest activity calendar now on Icon

Maple Crest Senior Living Community's November activity calendar is now posted on The Icon. To view the printer-friendly calendar, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Hilty Home, Pandora, holds bazaar Nov. 8-9

Hilty Home, Pandora, will host its annual bazaar on Friday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

There will be items for sale including baked goods and crafts.  All proceeds will go to the activities department of Hilty Home. 

Soup and sandwiches will be available for including homemade chili and chicken noodle soup, as well as ham and turkey subs and shredded chicken sandwiches. Soup, sandwich and beverage are $5, but items may also be purchased a la carte.  Donations of baked goods are accepted and welcomed for the bake sale. 

Attention pie bakers - there's still time to enter Maple Crest pie contest - but hurry!

Maple Crest Senior Living Community, Bluffton, hosts a fall pie-baking contest, according to Darin Lee of Maple Crest. The contest is Friday, Nov. 1. Persons interested in entering must register by Tuesday, Oct. 29.

Contestants may enter as many different pies as they wish. The contest has three categories: cream, fruit, and nut pies.

Some great fishing stories: Over 135 adults and youth in Maple Crest fishing derby

Over 135 adults and youth participated in a fishing derby at Maple Crest Senior Living Community, Bluffton, during Bluffton’s Fall Festival in late September.

Prizes for the derby went to:
• First guest out fishing – Karson Hauenstein
• First person to catch a fish – Connor McKean
• Persons wearing a “cool” hat – Linda Strahm (sequined black cap) and Gene Grieser (hat from Alice Springs, Central Australia)

Here are the Fall Festival kiddie tractor pull champs!

Over 40 youth, ages 12 and under, competed in the Maple Crest kiddie tractor pull during the Bluffton Fall Festival in late September. 


In Class 1, (the lighter-weight class), Luke Ginther won first place, Nick Lovett was second, and Connor McKean was third.

In Class 2, Eden Nygaard won first place, Lane Wildermuth was second, and Hunter Kuhbander was third.