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December 5, 2019

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Very, very Merry on Main

Over 375 youth of all ages gave Santa an earful

It was a “very, very” Merry on Main downtown Ada on Monday evening. The annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce launch of the Christmas season grows each year, attracting young and old.

• Over 375 youth visited Santa Claus at First United Methodist Church

• 100 youth goody bags from Liberty National Bank were given away at the depot within minutes of its opening for the evening

• 15 dozen cookies disappears at about the same time at the depot

County chamber-business alliance accepting nominations for citizen of the year

among other awards

The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance is now accepting nominations for the 2019 Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Community Service Awards, Women LEAD Professional Excellence Award, Young Professional Leadership Award, and (new this year) Emerging Business Award.

CLICK HERE to access the nomination form.

Anyone from Hardin County may be nominated to receive these honors.  Criteria for each award is as follows:

December school lunch menu available

Here's the lunch menu for Ada schools for December. Click on the picture to enlarge or print. 

Free diabetes empowerment workshops offered this month at Community Health Professionals

A  free Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) takes place in Ada this month.

Area Agency on Aging, Lima, will hold free workshops at Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., Ada, on Mondays and Thursdays, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays from Dec. 2 through Dec. 19.

To register, contact Dre White, health education coordinator, at  567-204-6900 or register on line at www.aaa3.org/trainings.

The answer to your question: Where and when are Ada's holiday events?

Icon's Hometown Happenings calendar lists December and January events

Holiday concerts and programs, Santa visits, Christmas cookies making, shopping sprees for kids – it’s all part of Ada’s holiday celebrations.

And, in case you need to know the when, where and what, the Icon’s Hometown Happenings provides a pretty clear list of Ada’s events in December and January.

Darlene Bowers compiles the calendar for the Icon. You’ll find events from:
• Ada community
• Ada schools
• Ohio Northern University
• The Freed Center
• The Inn at ONU
• Ada public meetings
• Ada village service schedule
• Ada Public Library

Cheer Clinic for high schoolers at ONU on Dec. 14

The Ohio Northern University cheerleaders and their coaches will hold a high school cheerleading clinic from 1-4 p.m., on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Kinghorn Sports Center on the ONU campus.

The clinic is open to those grades 9-12. Deadline to register is Dec. 10.

Participants will work with ONU cheerleaders to learn chants, jumps, advanced stunting and tumbling techniques, and a dance created specifically for the clinic.

Participants will also perform with the ONU cheerleaders during the first half and halftime show of the ONU vs. Capitol basketball game.

The schedule will be: