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Wondering about a Wilson Football garage sale?

By Paula Scott, editor

When folks want to know what's happening and when, they often contact the Icon.

Recently readers have asked whether Wilson Sporting Goods would have a garage sale this year.

Manager Andy Wentling told us the following: “No garage sale [in 2022]. It is going to be several years until we can do it again as we are growing / expanding and no longer have the room to have the garage sale.”

Now you know!

Eighteen garage sales and counting

Staring today, August 11, the Bluffton Icon features the most popular weekend for garage sales in the area.

We have eighteen garage sales listed on our Classifieds page--and counting....

The Icon offers the same listings on both the Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon.

Father’s Day inspiration

By Paula Scott

Father’s Day shouldn’t pass without a mention in the Icons. I’m sorry to say that Mother’s Day 2022 passed without note on our Bluffton site, while Ada received a shopping countdown. Indeed, gifts and meals are often how we lavish love on family members. In my own family, Mother’s Day has been squeezed in between countless soccer tournaments and graduations, while Father’s Day in June seems a bit more leisurely.

Spell-check: There is a “u” in Icon

How to submit information to the editor

By Paula Scott

Since taking the reins of the Ada Icon and Bluffton Icon in September 2021, my time has passed in this fashion: long days and incredibly fast weeks and months. I’m still introducing myself as the “new Fred”—meaning former editor-owner Fred Steiner—and “How’s it going at the Icon?” has become a familiar greeting.

It’s going great: I’m learning something new and meeting someone new every day.

If you want to see a specific topic covered on the Icon, here’s how:

Wedding and anniversary announcements on the Icon

Planning to be a June bride or groom? Celebrating a June wedding from 25 or more years ago? The Icon will happily post your announcement.

For weddings, we recommend submitting:

  • An engagement photograph
  • Where the couple is from
  • Parents' names and hometowns
  • The couple's occupations and education
  • A general wedding timeframe

The Icon also posts cards of thanks on

Email details to [email protected].

Planning Vacation Bible School? Share details with the Icon

Ada area congregations holding a Vacation Bible School are invited to contact the Ada Icon with details.

We're looking for the following:

  • Church name and address
  • Dates and times
  • Participant age range
  • Registration contact
  • Themes

Please email [email protected] with VBS information as text in the email and as a flyer, if one is available.