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May 17, 2021
 

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Ada Library has your summer reading program planned - here's the details

Amanda Bennett, Ada Public Library director, reminds Icon viewers to stop by the Ada Public Library, Saturday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Summer Reading 2014 Kick-Off.

The Library will also host a Touch-a-Truck event, 4-H animals, face painting, and a used book sale on May 31.

Sign-up for Summer Reading begins that day too. Summer reading is for everyone of all ages, and runs June 2 to July 11.

Where has the month gone? We are already in the second week of May and The Icon failed to provided viewers with the Ada Public Library May calendar.

Gangway to Galilee - St. Mark's Lutheran VBS registration underway

This year’s Vacation Bible School theme at St. Mark Lutheran Church is "Gangway to Galilee: Amazing Grace Adventures." VBS takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, June 2-6, and registration is now underway.

A REGISTRATION FORM IS AN ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Preschoolers thru 6th grade are welcome. 

This year’s director is Regina Koons and other leaders include:
•  Minda Shun (arts and crafts and fabulous, transforming site decorations),  
• Sharon Fleming (storytelling),  
• Ron Shun (recreation and snacks), 
• Al Morris (music), and 
• Cyndy Koons (kitchen). 

90 school years ago, we present the Ada HS yearbook staff

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Look at those dresses and suit! This photo is from the 1924 Ada High School year book. Yes, 90 years ago - here's the Ada High School yearbook staff. Are your great grandparents in this photo?

Standing from left (sorry, last names only): Van Schoick, Mustard, Long, Kelly, McElroy, Lowman, Davis. Seated: Worl, Judkins, Snyder, Mr. Kessler, Whitworth

Note to churches: Send the Icon your VBS information

The Icon invites congregations in the Icon viewership to contact the Icon with your summer Vacation Bible School information. The Icon hopes to attend your VBS and take photos, but we need to put it our calendar so we won't miss it.

Send dates, themes, times and registration forms to: info@adaicon.com

Concert in the park - minus the marching

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Members of the Ohio Northern University marching band performed highlights of their past seasons at the Ada Train Depot Park Friday night. Here are some views of the outdoor concert.

(Richard Gainey photo)

Ada 6-12th grade band members perform premier work "Vision Quest" by Ohio composer James Swearingen

Ada 6-12th grade band members will combine for the premiere performance of “Vision Quest” to conclude the 5th-8th grade band and 6-8th grade choir concert Monday, May 19, at 7 p.m. in the Ada school auditorium. 

This will be the first public performance of the piece commissioned and paid for by the Ada Music Boosters. Composed by Ohioan James Swearingen, this contest-style piece begins with a slow lyrical section which grows into a faster, more aggressive second section. 

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