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April 8, 2020

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Santa's reindeer stopping in Ada on Dec. 2

We're not certain if this is Dancer, Prancer, or Comet.

But, we do know that it's one of Santa Claus' reindeer and two of the deers will be in Ada during Merry on Main from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at the historic railroad depot.

Merry on Main includes lots of family-friendly activities. Those activities follow:

Signup underway for cookies and crafting

Dec. 11 at Ada Public Library

The library is hosting a craft night on Wednesday, Dec. 11 FROM offered by Stephanie Myers of Simple Treasures By Steph and Rosie Cheeks Bakery. Participants are able to paint their own wooden cookie tray, and decorate three cookies from Rosie Cheeks Bakery.

"There are four choices of wooden cookie trays to choose from. Everyone
who attends will paint a Christmas cookie tray or personalized tray with
handles, and they will get to decorate three of Rosie Cheeks Bakery's delicious
cookies," said Myers.

Christmas Luncheon for senior citizens at school

The 27th annual Ada Schools senior citizens Christmas luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the gymnasium of the K-12 building.

The Varsity Singers will perform at the conclusion of the meal. Residents of the Ada school district, who are 62 or older are invited.

Call 419-634-6421 for reservations for the free meal.

There's nothing like a festival of trees

View the festival from photos on the Icon, but visit CHP to place your bid

Don't wait! Closing bids are a 6 p.m. on Friday.

This year's Festival of Trees at Community Health Professionals,1200 S. Main St., comes to a close soon and bidders will find many decorated trees, wreaths and holiday decor items on the bid rack.

Proceeds benefit CHP hospice program.

Among items to bid on include a live tree for planting, donated by Guyton Builders. You can't miss this tree, as it is in the entrance to the entire display.

Several festival events continue for the rest of the week:

Rotary Club invites you to food-wine pairing Dec. 5

The Ada Rotary Club will sponsor a food and wine pairing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at The Inn at ONU.

There will be fine wines paired with food, live music, and a holiday atmosphere for the event. Cost is $48 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

During the event, the Rotary club will also hold a holiday raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds will support Rotary community projects. Call 419-772-2500 for reservations.

The Inn at ONU is ready for the holiday season

Here's a schedule of Christmas-related events planned at The Inn at ONU.

• Breakfast with Santa
   Saturday, Nov. 30, 9 to 11 a.m.

• Rotary Club
   Holiday food and wine paring fundraiser
   Thursday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m.

• PaintINN
   Tuesday, Dec. 10, or Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m.

• Christmas carol sing along
   Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

• Cookies and cheer
   Wednesday, Dec. 18, 6-7:30 p.m.