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Don't forget about Tommy Tire's Customer Appreciation Day

Event includes ice cream and door prizes

It's almost here — Tommy Tire's customer appreciation day.

After a one-year absence due to COVID-19, the event returns this Thursday, July 22. The rain date is set for Friday, July 23. The event is held during business hours.

The location of the event is at Tommy Tire, 319 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Activities planned include ice cream from Lugibihl's and door prizes for kids.


Registration now open for Allen County Fair Parade

Fair is scheduled for Aug. 20-28

The Allen County Fair Office has announced the registration deadline for the 2021 fair parade.

The deadline to enter the parade is Wednesday, August 4, 2021. To register, call the fair office at 419-225-7141.

Additionally, the fair announced the livestock camper registration deadline as August 1, 2021.

Season, membership passes, and ride vouchers are available at the fair office.

This year's Allen County Fair is August 20-28, 2021.


Summer WILD Circle

Are you feeling WILD in this season of long days, lightning bugs, and summer blooms? Would you like to explore what Mary Oliver calls your one wild and precious life? Come join a circl of women writing for a morning of leaning into the wildness fo one's heart and soul.

Women are invited to circle on Saturday, July 31 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at St. John's UCC in Bluffton, Ohio (223 W. College Avenue).

Circle is hosted by Katherine Beckett and Corrie Reed, graduates of the Wellstreams Program for Spiritual Formation and the Art of Spiritual Direction.


Local Vintage Chevrolet club celebrates one year

58th Central VCCA Meet held in Lima July 30-31

By Dan Groman
The Vintage Chevrolet Club of America's Western Buckeye Region (WBR) just celebrated one year since its charter. We now have 34 members and are rapidly growing.


Volunteers needed for National Night Out

National Night Out is nearing its final planning stages and is in need of volunteers.

Bluffton's most family-oriented event of the summer returns after a one-year cancellation, according to Matt Oglesbee, Bluffton police department lieutenant, heading up the event.

The evening generally attracts upwards of 2,500 persons.

This is the 7th Bluffton NNO celebration and it takes place Tuesday, August 3, at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.


Bluffton 4-H Cattle Club selling barbecue tickets

Pick up at Sportsmen's Club on Sunday, July 18

Provided by Klaira Hohenbrink
Bluffton 4-H Cattle Club Reporter

The Bluffton 4-H Cattle Club is selling tickets for its annual chicken barbecue fundraiser. This year's event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, July 18. 

Pick up is at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club, 405 N. Spring St. The meal includes a one-half chicken, mac and cheese, green beans and a dinner roll. A bake sale is also available by donation.

Tickets are $9 and are available from club members. Attached is a list of club members and their offices. Alan Begg is the club director.