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Ada Public Library December calendar now on The Icon

The Ada Public Library December calendar is a full of activities. To view the calendar, click here.

Santa and lots more happening in Monday's "Merry on Main"

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce launches Ada’s holiday season with its first-ever “Merry on Main,” Monday, Dec. 2, according to Deb Curlis of the chamber.

The community holiday lights that are traditionally located in the Ada Park, this year will decorate the Depot Park downtown.

The depot area will have over 18,000 lights, which will be turned on for the first time on Friday, Nov. 29.

Then from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday “Merry on Main” takes center stage. The evening includes a visit from Santa Claus. Photos with children on Santa’s lap will be available for $2 each.

Governor authorizes state disaster relief for Cloverdale and Jerry City

Today Governor John R. Kasich authorized use of State Disaster Relief funds to assist the Villages of Cloverdale (Putnam Co.) and Jerry City (Wood Co.) as they continue to recover from the severe storms and tornadoes that impacted Ohio on November 17, 2013.

“I’ve reached out to local officials across the impacted areas to make sure the state is doing all we can to help our neighbors get back on their feet,” said Kasich.  “Both Cloverdale and Jerry City are in need of some additional assistance, so we’re going to help them get through this and will continue to monitor the situation in case future needs arise.”

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Library silent auction: Bigger and better than last year

It’s back and bigger than last year.

The Ada Public Library’s holiday basket silent auction returns to the library from Dec. 2 to Dec. 14, according to Amanda Bennett of the library. And, there’s still time to contribute a basket.

“The silent auction is a series of baskets or items on display at the library, all items can be bid on, with the highest bid winning the items. All money raised from bids goes toward Library programming in 2014,” said Bennett.

Music Boosters will wrap your Christmas presents on Dec. 2

The Ada Music Boosters will provide free gift wrapping during "Merry on Main" on Monday, Dec. 2.

To have your presents wrapped, please bring them into the Ada Depot between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. that evening.

Additionally, the Ada High School Varisty Singers will be singing Christmas carols near the depot from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"The Ada Music Boosters invite the public to visit the depot area during that time and enjoy the music while your gifts are being wrapped," said Cliff Maier, Booster president.