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Look what's on the Maple Crest December calendar

December is a busy month at Maple Crest Senior Living Communitiy.

Here's the December calendar of events. Open the attachement at the bottom of this story.

PrimeTimers Christmas party Dec. 2

PrimeTimers Fellowship will hold their annual Christmas party at noon, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora.

This is a monthly lunch gathering open to those 55 and older. This month’s menu is ham loaf, sweet potato casserole, scalloped corn, cranberry walnut bread, dessert and coffee.

PrimeTimers is a ministry of St. John Mennonite Church and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio. For more information contact Kelly at 419-358-1015, ext. 102.

Fall edition of MHCO Visioneer now available

The fall edition of the The Visioneer, from Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is now posted on the Icon.

The newsletter provides information about Willow Ridge Shahbaz Promoted to Guide, has photos of trick-or-treat night and other fall features at Willow Ridge.

Open The Visioneer in the attachment below.

Interested in a hickory nut pie on your Thanksgiving table? Here's your chance

How would you like a hickory nut pie for Thanksgiving?

The Service Group of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is sponsoring a hickory nut pie sale in conjunction with its annual Thanksgiving bake sale. The bake sale is  Friday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Hickory nut pies must be preordered by calling 419-358-1015, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sale is limited to the first 50 pies ordered.

Hilty Preschool and Child Care Center receives Two-Star Step Up to Quality Award

Hilty Preschool and Child Care Center, Pandora, recently received a Two-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the State of Ohio, according to Heather Sanchez, director.

Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs.

Hilty Home, Pandora, bazaar set for Nov. 14-15

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will host its annual bazaar Friday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Hilty Home bazaar Nov. 14-15

Hilty Home, 304 Hilty Drive, Pandora, will hold its annual Bazaar Friday, November 14, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. It will feature baked goods, crafts, raffle items, soups and sandwiches.

Photos of long-time Bluffton photographer Leland Gerber on exhibit at MMH

A collection of family and individual portraits from the 1950s to 1970s taken by long-time Bluffton photographer, Leland Gerber, is on display in the third floor gallery at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton. 

Gerber owned a photo studio on South Main Street, Bluffton, during the 1950s-70s era. Most class photos of Bluffton elementary students from this era were taken by Gerber.

Boedicker to perform at Nov. 4 Prime Timers

Jim Boedicker will perform at Prime Timers November 4 at St. John Mennonite Church, 15988 Road 4, Pandora. The event begins at noon and includes dinner. Boedicker's performance will include humorous songs, standards, some serious songs, and trick guitar moves. 

The dinner menu includes turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, mixed green salad with maple dressing, cranberry nut bread, pumpkin pie, and coffee. Donations are accepted.

Maple Crest appreciation program recognizes 20 area pastors

Twenty area pastors and 58  parishioners, who reside at Maple Crest, gathered for a banquet on Oct. 16.


“This annual banquet is provided to honor the ministries of area pastors who visit and minister to their parishioners not only in the church, but in whatever places their parishioners call home,” according to Doug Luginbill, Director of Church Relations.