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Richland Manor Hope for Holidays raffle offers $650 in prizes; Ada's ReStore receives raffle proceeds

Richland Manor invites Icon viewers to participate in its Hope for the Holidays Christmas raffle. The raffle benefits the Ada ReStore Community Center.

The raffle is already underway and viewers have until 4 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20, to participate.
Here how the raffle works:

Tickets are available from any Richland Manor employee or at Richland Manor, 7400 Swaney Road, Bluffton.

First prize - $350 Visa gift card
Second prize - $150 Visa gift card
Third prize - $100 Visa gift card
Fourth prize - $50 Visa gift card

Lions invite Ada youth to the movies on Dec. 14 - Frosty the Snowman and the Grinch will be there

Ada Lions are spreading Christmas cheer this month.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Lions invite Ada youth grades kindergarten to grade 6 to join them for free Christmas movies at the Ada Theatre.

According to the Lions, chaperones will be provided, but parents are welcome to stay.

The Ada Lions will provide entry to the movie and one snack pack for each child. The snack pack includes one small pop and one small popcorn. Parents’ entry will also be provided minus the snack pack.

Two movies are on the schedule:
Noon – Frosty the Snowman
1:30 p.m. – Home the Grinch Stole Christmas

Hey, Santa, when are you coming back to Ada? (Answer: Several times, read the story!)

Santa Claus is coming to town...again. The guy in the red suit must really like Ada because he keeps returning to town.

His first visit of the season was at the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's "Merry on Main" on Dec. 2. 

His next appearance is during the kids’ Christmas shopping spree at ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 7. For more details about that event, click here.

Then he returns to Ada from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 16, when he visits the Ada Public Library. 

Icon provides U.S. Postal Service holiday mailing deadlines

For Ada postal patrons wanting to know holiday dates for domestic mail deadlines and foreign mail, The Icon provides the following charts to assist in your planning.

Two charts, which are printer-friendly attachments at the bottom of this story, show dates so that you may get your packages and cards delivered on time.

Or, you may click here to open the U.S. Postal website, which lists all the deadlines.

Ada leaf pick up winding down

Leaf pick up in Ada is coming to a close this fall. Here is the current schedule:

Thursday, Dec. 5
Southwest Leaf Pickup - from 12 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5,  until 12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6

Southwest Leaf Pickup - from 12 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, until 12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6

Hey, kids! ReStore's kid's Christmas shopping spree is Dec. 7...Santa will be there

There’s a kids’ Christmas shopping spree at ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., on Saturday, Dec. 7, according to LeAnn Pryor, executive director.

From 10 a.m. to noon youth receive one ticket per family member: each ticket is good for one free gift. And, Santa will be at ReStore during the shopping spree.

Several other events are happening this month.