Maple Crest residents caught a glimpse of an artist at work recently during a tour of Gallery 323, an art gallery and shop operated by Gregg Luginbuhl on Main Street, Bluffton.
During the visit, they discovered artistic items - created for the most part by Luginbuhl - from white porcelain clay. Additional pieces, including paintings and jewelry, are for sale by other artists in Bluffton.
Gregg's artistic talent came down through the genes, in a sense, as his father, Darvin Luginbuhl, was a former art professor at Bluffton University.
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) presented a $4,000 gift to the Swiss Community Historical Society for its Heritage Center capital campaign. The gift was made during the Society’s annual Swiss Day program.
Laura Voth, CEO of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, presented the check to Gary Wetherill of the Society.
The occasion was the fulfillment of a 2010 commitment when MHCO unexpectedly received a large gift from the estate of James and Frieda Basinger.
In early June Hilty Home residents Wayne Shafer and Harold Agner were able to take part in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., to tour the World War II Memorial, Korean War Memorial and other memorials.
Don Burris, Director of Environmental Services at Hilty Home, served as a Guardian on the trip.
Lunch was served across the street from the World War II Memorial. After the tour ended, the group was welcomed at the Toledo Airport by family and friends and received letters of appreciation.
Several artist elders at Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio proved that fact through their winning efforts in the LeadingAge 2015 Northwest District Art and Writing Show held June 18 at Mennonite Memorial Home.
The following residents were winners in this year’s show: Fine Arts 1
First place – Della Salter, MSC Cedric
Fine Arts 2
Second place – Harold Storrer, Keep ‘em Flying
Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., invites the public to its annual “Concert on the Lawn”, Saturday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.
"Come and enjoy the music of the Lima Area Concert Band Come and help us celebrate Mennonite Memorial Home’s 60th anniversary," said Laura Voth, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio CEO.
The concert will include music from the 1950’s and 1960’s in addition to some patriotic selections. Bring a lawn chair and an appetite. There will be free ice cream, popcorn and beverages along with the fellowship of family and friends.
Almost 1,000 seniors from across the state are putting finishing touches on manuscripts, poems, paintings, sculptures and other works of art in preparation for the annual regional and state-wide Art and Writing Shows sponsored by LeadingAge Ohio.
The Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, will host the Northwest Region competition on Thursday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is open to the public.