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August 22, 2019

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15 minutes with Austin Heil and a special Ada bike event

He's holding his third anual Cursive Ohio Cystic Fibrosis charity bicycle ride on Aug. 31

Austin Heil of Kenton says that Ada is the perfect location to hold a bicycle ride fund raiser. Learn more about Austin at the bottom of this interview.

Austin, we understand you are putting together your third annual Cursive Ohio Cystic Fibrosis charity bicycle ride in Ada. Tell us about it.

Austin: The event is Saturday, Aug 31, and registration starts at 7 a.m. A 64-mile loop starts at 8:30 a.m. The 32- and 15-mile loops start at 9 a.m. Lunch will start being served at 11 a.m. 

Where does ride begin?
In the Ada Memorial Park. The entrance is at 3645 County Road 50.

Ada Historical Society meets Monday

The Ada Historical Society will hold its regular monthly August meeting on Monday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main Street, Ada.

Ever want to run a 1 K?

Saturday is your chance in Bluffton

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - It sound crazy, but it's really happening: a 1K race in Bluffton.

It returns at noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, bigger and better than ever, according to Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk, the creators of the event.

CLICK HERE to register.

Cuts for a cause on Aug. 18 from 2-5 p.m.

to support BOOTS for Bulldogs

Get your hair cut for a good cause by Redd Harris on Sunday, August 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Hays Insurance parking lot. Donations should be $10 or more per cut, and all proceeds go to Ada's BOOTS for Bulldogs.

The BOOTS for Bulldogs is a drive by local mothers to increase safety and security to our school classrooms. The mothers heading up this are Kristin Purdy, Hillary Buxton, and Amanda Henson.

Simplicity is The BOOTS' strength. It can be put in place on a classroom door at a moment’s notice by anyone of any age.

So far, the drive has raised $26,055 of $44,000 needed to keep danger out and allow safety in.

Alger library summer reading program finale this Saturday

The Alger Public Library will hold its Summer Reading Program Finale this Saturday, July 20, from noon to 3 p.m. The event includes indoor pizza and prizes, and an outdoor inflatable dual rock climbing slide. All are welcome to attend, whether you've taken part in the reading program or not.

The library is located at 100 W. Wagner St.

August event supports McGuffey Memory Room

Bazaar and craft show planned Aug. 3

A few booth spaces remain available for the McGuffey Memory Room bazaar and craft show planned in early August. Persons interested in reserving a booth should contact T.J. Carter in the village office for details at 419-757-2292.

The bazaar and craft show is from  8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, in the McGuffey Community Building, 404  Courtright St.

The event will feature area craft vendors, plus some garage sellers will be present. In addition, there will be a bake/food sale as part of the fundraiser.