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November 18, 2019

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Girl Scout formation meeting Thursday

A Girl Scout troop formation meeting takes place this week in Ada.

The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, in the Ada elementary school cafeteria.

Persons wanting more information may contact Tammy Miller at 419-225-3045 or tammymiller@gswo.org.

Early dismissal for Ada schools on Sept. 24

Ada schools have a 2-hour early dismissal for students today, Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Students are dismissed at 1:10 p.m. [K-3] and 1:30 p.m. [4-12].  Offices close at 1:45 p.m.

Ada loves a parade

Ken Collins shares his Harvest and Herb Fest parade photos with Icon


Ada loves a parade and the Harvest and Herb Festival parade gets better each year.

Ken Collins shares these photos of Saturday's parade with Icon viewers. It's complete with flags, bands, fire trucks, queen candidates, church groups, cheerleaders, civic clubs, pets, sports teams, clowns and politicans.

Watch the Icon all week as we share Ken's photos of one of Ada's favorite Saturday's of the year.

New food pantry program

Weekend nutrition for Ada students

By Barb Lockard
Across the United States, there are 22 million children receiving free or reduced-cost meals through the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast programs. 

These meals may be the only ones that some students enjoy, and the nutrition can make a difference in concentration, alertness and physical well-being. 

But what happens on the weekends, when kids leave school for a home that may not have enough food to sustain them for two days?

Beth Gray, chair of the board of the Ada Food Pantry, said that the organization became interested in looking into a weekend food program at the suggestion of board member Deb Hays.

In case your forgot, Saturday is a big day in Ada

34th annual Harvest and Herb Festival

It’s Harvest and Herb Festival weekend in Ada, in case it slipped your mind.

The 34th annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored festival closes Main Street Ada all day on Saturday.

 It will offer over 150 craft vendors, a kid’s area, parade, crowning of a festival queen and many food booths.

Several new features are part of this year’s festival. The feature making the most noise is a scheduled flyover by a St. Rita’s-Mercy Health helicopter to signal the start of the 10 a.m. parade.

Ruthie's Boarding Room gift shop opens on North Main

Filled with wide assortment of designer clothing, antiques, florals, candles, homemade items

Ruthie’s Boarding Room opened this week at 220 N. Main St., Ada, and it is filled with a wide assortment of gift shop-related items provided by several vendors.

Making the shop opening official was an Ada Area Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting on Wednesday morning.

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Shoppers will find everything from primitives, antiques, designer clothes, florals, candles and many homemade items.

The shop is owned by Stephanie Cotterman of North Baltimore, along with Karen DeLong of Dola. The two have a booth of items in Mt. Victory’s Touch of Country. They also participate in many craft shows in the area.