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Community VBS begins Sunday, July 18 at St. Mary's Catholic Church

This summer's Bluffton Community Vacation Bible School is hosted by St. Mary's Catholic Church, 160 N. Spring St, and it takes place Sunday, July 18, through Thursday, July 22.

The VBS theme is Rocky Railroad - Jesus' power pulls us through.

Due to the unknowns that Covid-19 continues to share, VBS will be delivered in a hybrid format.

All children and their families are invited to participate in outdoor activity stations on Sunday and Thursday nights.

Families are asked to attend in a staggered format to ensure social distancing.

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A little Saturday noon music

Performing at dedication: Jane Sycks (Paul Baransy playing 2nd trumpet Saturday), Marilyn Edwards, Roy Couch, Greg Mohr, Dave Sycks.

The Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N .Main St., will dedicate its new gazebo in a noon ceremony on Saturday, June 26.

In the event of rain, the festivities will be held in the church.

A Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and concert by the Dave Sycks Bluffton Brass Quintet are part of the ceremonies.

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St. Mary's Christian Preschool recognized

One of eight recognized in Activated Faith Community Challenge

St. Mary’s Christian Preschool of Bluffton is one of eight Allen County faith communities to receive a $500 award from the Activated Faith Community Challenge.

The Challenge is a partnership between Activate Allen County and West Central Ohio Health Ministries, according to Josh Unterbrink, co-director of Activate Allen County.

The Activated Faith Community Challenge is an opportunity for faith-based organizations to increase their support of the health and well-being of their constituents.

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Presbyterian gazebo dedication on Saturday

Noon ceremony on Saturday, June 26. A Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and concert by the Dave Sycks Bluffton Brass Quintet are part of the ceremonies

The Bluffton Presbyterian Church, 112 N .Main St., will dedicate its new gazebo in anoon ceremony on Saturday, June 26.

A Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and concert by the Dave Sycks Bluffton Brass Quintet are part of the ceremonies.

The 20-by-20-foot structure closely resembles the gazebo or band box that was built on the church lawn in the late 1890s. The new gazebo has been funded by a bequest from church members Bob and Mary Barnett.

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Trinity United Methodist hosts free hog roast

Trinity United Methodist Church 2022 State Route 103, Bluffton, invites the community to a free hog roast in June.

Serving is from 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, June 27, at the church. The event will also include a petting zoo for youth. Details are on the flyer.

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Saturday in Beaverdam

The Beaverdam Church of Christ will hold a chicken and rib barbecue from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, June 19, at the church. The flyer attached has all the details.

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