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McGuffey Christmas parade registration

Participants may register for the 2022 McGuffey Christmas Parade HERE.

  • December 1, 2022
  • Line up: 5:45-6:45
  • Parade starts: 7:00 p.m. 
  • Line up location: Behid Upper Scioto Valley School.

Have questions? Call (419)-296-3596 or Email [email protected]

Address: 402 Courtright St, McGuffey, Ohio 45859.


Ada Chamber meets on November 16

Reminder for Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members: 

Join us Wednesday the 16th at 8:00 a.m. for our November Membership Meeting! The new director of the United Way of Hardin County, Sean Beck, will be giving a presentation.

We will also be finishing plans for the upcoming Merry on Main event & MORE! We hope to see you at the Ada Public Library for our meeting!

AEVS Christmas Luncheon invitation

Residents of the Ada Exempted Village School District who are 62 years of age or older are invited to attend the 29th Annual Christmas Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7, 2022.

This event will take place in the gymnasium in the K-12 building. 

To attend, please RSVP by Monday, November 28 by calling 419-634-6421, OPTION 3.

On the day of the luncheon, please park in the south lot of the K-12 building and enter at the cafeteria doors.

"After Lighting" entertainment, refreshments added to Blaze of Lights

Heated tent on Vine St. with refreshments and entertainment

The 36th annual Blaze of Lights holiday celebration is scheduled for Saturday, November 26 in downtown Bluffton, Ohio. 

Whimsical crows by Jaye Bumbaugh (ONU '59) exhibited at Artspace/Lima

  • ‘Jaye Bumbaugh and Crows’  opening event 5:00-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 17
  • 65 Town Square, Lima

ArtSpace/Lima has announced the display of work by the late Jaye Bumbaugh, who was an artist, teacher and professor at Bluffton University whose work often featured whimsical crows, many of which were centered around stories made up from childhood.

Bumbaugh’s ceramic and printed  crows are part of the  ‘Lost. Recovered. Reborn.’ exhibition at ArtSpace. His work will be located in the third floor gallery. 

The event is free and open to the public.  

Ada Schools host 2022 "Music Feast" on November 12

By Paula Scott

  • Ada's Varsity Singers perform at 2:45 p.m.

For over 40 years, the Ada Schools have been hosting Music Feast, a competition for show choirs. The event started with Lynn Knoble in the ‘70s and has grown to be one of the "kick off" show choir competitions in Ohio. It is a “music feast” for the ears and, with the help of the Ada Music Boosters, feeds all the performers.

On Saturday, November 12, the 2022 edition will include daytime performances from 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., with the Ada Varsity Singers appearing at 2:45 p.m. Daytime awards will be presented at 4:00 p.m.

In the evening, final performances will take place from 6:00-9:15 p.m., ending with awards. (Schedule attached)

Show choirs are musical ensembles that combine choral singing with choreographed dancing. Ada vocal music teacher Scott Henning explains that show choirs feature “high school students musically gifted with good voices, dance ability. They essentially put on a mini musical.”