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Beatitudes, VFW, Lions put on a free Thanksgiving dinner

From 4 to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 26, at VFW Hall

Ready for a Thanksgiving dinner?

Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., has teamed with the Ada Lions Club and Ada VFW Post  9381 for a free Thanksgiving dinner open to the public.

This year’s dinner is moved from Beatitudes to the Ada VFW Hall, 2147 State Route 235, and the Lions will sponsor the dinner. Serving time is from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26 (in place of the regularly-scheduled crockpot Tuesday).

And, during Thanksgiving week, Beatitudes will be closed Wednesday through Sunday, Nov. 27 to Nov. 30.

Raffle continues through Nov. 22
Don’t forget about the Beatitudes holiday raffle underway now through Friday, Nov. 22.

22nd Festival of Trees opens Monday

Events every day next week at Community Health Professionals

This year's Festival of Trees at Community Health Professionals is set for 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday-Friday, Nov. 18-22. Auction will take place at CHP, 1200 S. Main. 

Many decorated trees, wreaths, and holiday decor items will be up for bid. Proceeds benefit CHP hospice program. Bidding will close on Friday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.

The 22nd annual Festival of Trees has several events planned, in addition to the auction items.

Here's the schedule:

Saturday Purse Bingo fundraiser tickets available

Held at Center on Central, Ada

The Public Interest Law Association and the Office of Career and Professional Development at ONU’s Pettit College of Law has tickets for a Saturday, Nov. 16, Purse Bingo evening.

The event is at Center on Central, 111 Central Ave., Ada. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Bingo from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

This is a fundraiser. All proceeds go to a scholarship fund for ONU law students who work unpaid public interest jobs during the summer. 

The scholarships allow students to work in the public interest sphere while maintaining summer living expenses. 

Icon hosts 2 free shows of "It's a Wonderful Life" on Nov. 29

If “It’s A Wonderful Life” is one of your all-time favorite Christmas movies, you are in luck.

For the third holiday season, Icon will sponsor two free showings of the 1946 classic featuring the all-star cast of James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Shannon Theatre, Bluffton.

The free showings are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and are kickoffs to this year’s Blaze of Lights event.

Farm bill update meeting held at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative

Dec. 5 in Kenton; will focus on changes to ARC/PLC

A Farm Bill Update meeting for farmers has been planned for Thursday, Dec. 5 at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, 1210 W Lima St., Kenton. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023. Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020. 

OSU Extension and the Farm Service Agency personnel will discuss changes to the ARC/PLC, important dates and deadlines, crop insurance – supplemental coverage option, and using decision tools to evaluate program choices to make informed program decisions.

There is no cost to attend the meeting and refreshments will be provided. 

First-ever Christmas parade in McGuffey on Dec. 4

McGuffey is hosting their first-ever Christmas Parade on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in downtown McGuffey. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m., with activities to follow in the Community Room (behind the Post Office), 404 Courtright St. If you're coming from out of town, feel free to park at the school.

To see the parade, line up along Courtright Street (St. Rt. 195).

After the parade, Mr. & Mrs. Claus will be in the Community Room for pictures, Mr. Claus will read the Christmas story from the Bible to kids, plus indoor carnival games, free cookies, hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be available.