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August 6, 2020

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Brauen's Gourds open house Sept. 7-8; hundreds of gourds available

Brauen's Gourds will hold a fall open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8.

The open house is at the rural residence of Don and Jody Brauen, 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton. Hundreds of decorative gourds will be available for sale. The gourds are created in an assortment of themes from seasonal to sports teams.

Inspired by a friend who grew gourds, the Brauens began with a small patch 10 years ago. Since then that patch has grown to cover three acres, producing up to 8,000 gourds a year. Among the varieties customers traditionally see include kettles, martins, bushels, penguins, apples and canteens.

Richland Manor tailgate party Sept. 19

Richland Manor, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton, invites community members to its 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, tailgate party. The event is free and open to the public.

It will have tailgate food, live music and visits from area cheerleaders and mascots. Wally Jones and his band will entertain.

Bingo every Thursday in September

Ada Bingo plays on Thursdays at the Alumni N-men’s Building in downtown Ada.  The first game this month is Thursday, September 5 and will be held on each Thursday thereafter.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:55 p.m.. Ada Bingo uses new, radio-controlled electronic machines, as well as, traditional paper packages.

Proceeds from Ada Bingo benefits the Ada Lion's Club and Ada Music Boosters.  Everyone is welcome.

Lots happening next week in Hardin County

Hardin County Chamber and Business Allience provided the following list of events in Hardin County this week and beyond:

Ribbon cutting at Love In the Name of Christ
The Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance will conduct a ribbon cutting ceremony at Love In TheName Of Christ (Love Inc.), located at 224 W. Columbus St., (the old City Building) in Kenton on August 31 at 9 a.m. A Grand Opening will also be held in conjunction with the ribbon cutting.

Ada Public Library offers free Zumba classes this fall

The Ada Public Library will be offering free Zumba classes throughout September and October.  

According to Amanda Bennett, library director, licensed Zumba instructor Lynne Scott will offer the first orientation class this Saturday, August 31 at 11 a.m..  

Classes will then begin on Saturday, September 14 at 11 a.m. and run each Saturday thereafter through Saturday, October 26.  Each class will run roughly 40 minutes.  

For more information, contact the library at (419) 634-5246. 




28th annual Harvest and Herb Fest' closer than you think - here's the booth application form

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual Ada Harvest and Herb Festival is closer than you think!

This year's festival is Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Ada. Booths registrations are begin accepted and details about this year's festival are now available.

Two attachments at the bottom of this story provide a copy of the booth application form and the booth regulations and requirements.

Persons with specific questions about booths at this year's event may contact Scott and Arlene Allison, at 419-634-1144.