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Carcass Show of Champions Sept. 19

HARDIN COUNTY–The 2022 Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions will be held in-person at Jenkins Meats, 670 E. Marion Street, Mt. Victory on Monday, September 19 starting at 6:00 p.m.

Viewers will be able to watch the OSU Meat Judge give oral reasons and results at both the Hardin County OSU Extension and Ohio State-Hardin County 4-H Facebook pages in addition to the website after the event.

The carcass show will evaluate the meat value of the grand champion and reserve champion steers, barrows, gilts, and lambs from this year’s Hardin County Fair.

Children's choir auditions for Christmas season

Noteworthy Community Choir is holding auditions for Voices, a children's choir, on Thursday, September 15 from 7:00 -8:40 p.m. Group auditions of 20 minutes each will run children through a few warmups, singing “Are You Sleeping” in unison and as a round, and a few pitch matching exercises. 

Voices will rehearse Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. on October 20, November 3, 10, 17, and December 1 and 8.  A concert is scheduled for December 11. Children participating in Voices will be given music files to sing along with between the audition and the first rehearsal.  

Alger Public Library construction Sept. 5-9; Staff at fair Sept 9

UPDATE: Alger Public Library will be closed Monday, September 5-Friday, September 9.

Construction work will be done on the children's section.

On Friday, September 9 you can visit with the staff at Fair booth day at the Hardin County Fair. Stop by and see them there--they'll be doing a giveaway.

Regular Library hours are:

  • Monday & Wednesday 10-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday and Thursday 10- 6 p.m., Friday 10-5 p.m.

United Way substitutes fair hours for office hours

Come see United Way of Hardin County at the Hardin County Fair. 

Partner agencies will be in the booth along with board members, with different representatives every day.

The United Way office will have limited hours the entire week, September 6-11.

Greenhorn restaurant, the Icon's newest advertiser

Please join the Ada Icon in welcoming our newest advertiser: Greenhorn restaurant, 112 Vine St., Bluffton.

Greenhorn serves internationally-inspired, plant-based foods. The restaurant owned by Jonah Agner serves lunch and dinner Thursday-Saturday, brunch on Sunday, and a wine tasting on Wednesday evenings.

Festival tailgate party full of fun and food

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The 2022 Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival looked good, sounded good, smelled good and tasted good. The Tailgate Party coordinated by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce at Depot Park was a dramatic contrast to the surrounding quiet streets of Ada on Saturday evening, August 27.

Entertainment included two live bands--Voodoo Lane and the Shifferly Road Band--and presentations celebrating local football teams. Children enjoyed dancing and playing a variety of games. Folks lined up to try the foods provided by a fleet of mobile vendors--everything from a classic boat of french fries to lobster sandwiches and Belgian waffles on a stick.