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56th Festival of Wheels rolls into Bluffton on June 14

“[Vehicle owners] that come to the show, they always comment about the friendliness of the community…. The entire community supports the show.”--Dan Groman

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Bluffton Lions Club Festival of Wheels will fill downtown Bluffton on Friday, June 14, closing Main St. and adjacent parts of Vine, Cherry and Church streets. Participants will begin parking their cars at 1:00 p.m. and will wrap up the show with a cruise down Main St. at 8:00 p.m.


Ebenezer Mennonite Church to host Food Truck Night on June 19

Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road, Bluffton, will host a Food Truck Night on June 19 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. on the church lawn and in the shelter house.


Invitation to June Bluffton Ohio HIstorical Society meeting

Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 7:00 p.m., third floor Town Hall, 154 N. Main

The agenda for the June monthly meeting of the Bluffton Ohio Historical Society includes the following: Bluffton Festival of Wheels (Friday, June 14, 2024), Bluffton Forever website, possible grants and future Facebook 101 training.


Hearth cooking is focus of June 8 historical event

See Heritage Center construction--the conversion of a Swiss Settlement barn--in progress

June 8 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., at the Schumacher Homestead, 8350 Bixel Rd.

On "Second Saturdays" from June-August, the Schumacher Homestead will be open for special activities and tours of the the air-conditioned farmhouse, as well as the summer kitchen, garden, workshop and barn. Cost: $5 for adults.

On June 8 from 1:00-4:00 p.m., Van Risser will demonstrate and share examples of hearth cooking. During the early years Swiss Settlement cooks used a back fire and pulled hot coals forward under a cast iron pot.

During that time period, cooks needed to control their fire and plan what kind of heat was needed for different tasks—roasting, boiling, frying, stewing, heating water for washing, etc. A steady supply of firewood was essential and was probably logged, cut up, and carried into the house by the men and boys.



CANCELLED Plant repotting session at the Senior Center

The Wednesday, June 5 plant repottoing session at he Senior Center has been cancelled.


Save the Date: July 13 is 10th Ride to Remember

The 10th annual Bluffton Ride to Remember is Saturday, July 13 beginning at 601 N Main St, Bluffton Community (at the corner of Main and Snider Rd., formerly The Centre).