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Kathy Diller Brauen

August 20, 2018

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If you sing, you should audition

Noteworthy Community Choir auditions this month

FROM ADA ICON - Noteworthy Community Choir was established as a non-profit choral organization to develop personal and community artistry.  Twenty-five singers joined the opening season. Auditions are being held throughout August.  

From “Treble Makers” to “Expressions,” there is a choir available for singers ages 6 - 86+.  “Sounds” and “Voices” are offered in both Ada and Lima, and “Treble Makers” and “Expressions” are offered in Ada.


Caleb Dunlap receives Gleaner scholarship

The Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation presented Caleb Dunlap, a Pandora-Gilboa High School graduate, with a $1,500 Frederick & Evelyn Fountain Scholarship Award.

Dunlap is one of 100 members selected to receive a 2018 scholarship award from the Gleaner Life Insurance Society Scholarship Foundation. Dunlap is attending University of Northwestern Ohio majoring in B.A. Marketing.


Bluffton in Bloom's garden of the month is Mitch and Ann Kingsley's

Mitch and Ann Kingsley of 313 Campus Drive were awarded the Garden of the Month for July 2018 by Bluffton in Bloom. 

The Kingsleys took a low lying area in their yard and created a beautiful and water absorbing rain garden. 

"We applaud them for their creative thinking in changing a problem into an asset," said Nancy Benroth, a Bluffton in Bloom committee member.


Ellie Hartzler Outstanding of the Day winner at state fair

Ellie Hartzler participated in the Ohio State Fair clothing days this year.  Last year she won the Clock Award for Sew Fun when she sewed a skirt. 

This year she won Outstanding of the Day for the category Tops for Tweens.  Her grandmother, Marybeth Hartzler, is her coach.  

The Icon invites all viewers who participated in the Ohio State Fair to notify the Icon of your awards. Send to: info@blufftonicon.com



Caitlyn Zimmerman's photo among "Select Twenty" at Ohio State Fair

Caitlyn Zimmerman, was selected to attend the Ohio State Fair, Photography Day on July 28.

Her project was “Controlling the Image, Level 2.”  She received an Outstanding of the Day in her project. Her photograph was also selected as one of the “Select Twenty” photographs that will be exhibited at the 2019 Ohio State Fair.


Amy Warren on Berklee College of Music dean's list

Amy Warren has been named to the Dean's List at the Berklee College
of Music with a 4.0 GPA. Amy is a junior majoring in music business. She is
the daughter of James and Lesley Warren.