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July 19, 2019

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It's Ada’s "pool party" aka Water Zumba

Monday and Wednesday evenings - just show up

By Barb Lockhard
According to instructor Lynne Scott, people are having so much fun at her Aqua Zumba classes, they refer to them as “pool parties.” 

Held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-7:45 p.m. at the Ada Municipal Pool on South Park Drive, the classes have drawn as many as 30 people since hot weather finally arrived.

“It was pretty chilly in June,” said Scott.  “but we’ve really been gaining momentum in the past few weeks.” 

One stop shop July 20 in Kenton

The public is invited to a One Stop Shop at The Chicago Room on Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Little Chicago Room is located at 13670 S.R. 68, Kenton.

Admission is free and baked goods will be available.

Vendors include:
Damsel in Defense
Color Street
Perfectly Posh
Johnny's Buckeye BBQ
Pampered Chef
Folly Faces
Stevie Alexis Photography
Two Hearts Designs
Premier Designs
Mary Kay

Blanchard Valley Hospital receives stroke distinctions

Blanchard Valley Hospital has recently been named a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus, as well as the Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award.

These awards recognize the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to national guidelines and standards. Blanchard Valley Hospital earned the Stroke Honor Roll Elite Plus achievement by meeting specific quality measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients.

Mercy Health celebrates Neil Armstrong’s visit to the moon

Former Astronaut Gregory H. Johnson visits Lima July 19

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is hosting an opportunity for individuals to meet former Astronaut and Col. Gregory H. Johnson.

On Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m., he will be giving a presentation at the St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be served. 

Mud in your eye on Saturday

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo hosts 6th annual Get Dirty for Downs Mud Volleyball Tournament in Ada

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo comes to Ada on Saturday for its sixth annual Get Dirty for Downs Mud Volleyball Tournament. The games take place in the tractor pull area on the east side of the park.

Check in opens at 2 p.m. and following the opening ceremony, play begins at 3:30 p.m.
All teams will enter tournament playoffs after completion of round robin games. 

Food trucks are on site during the tournament and there is a basket raffle, live auction and 50/50 raffle.

Cruz-n-Ada on July 20

VFW car and truck cruise and show gets bigger each year

Last summer's Ada VFW cruz-in-Ada attracted owners of over 60 vehicles. This year's show should be just as large if not better, according to Win Hauenstein.

Here's what you need to know:

• Click here for winners from last year's show.

The show is from 1 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, July 20, on Main Street, Ada. The street will be closed to through traffic during the event.

Registration is $12 and takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. A cruise is from 5 to 7 p.m. Awards are presented at 7:30 p.m.