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Many of the early pioneers of the Swiss Mennonite settlement left Europe in search of religious freedom. The first church of the settlement was built in 1840 on Road 4 between St. John’s and Ebenezer Mennonite churches. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the original church.
A celebration will be held at the site of the original church with a worship service, lectures, displays, hymns, and a traditional Swiss meal under a big tent with featured speaker Myron Augsburger.
The event will have the scripture theme: “The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage.”- Psalm 16:6
Scheduled for the first Thursday of each month visit the Hancock Historical Museum for a variety of informative and educational presentations on a wide range of topics relevant to Findlay and Hancock County Ohio. Bring your lunch and enjoy learning about our community from a diverse group of presenters. Brown bags are free for museum members and $5 for nonmembers. Lunches from Main St. Deli are available for purchase for an additional $5.50. Lunches include sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.
Enjoy a day at the Bluffton Farmer’s Market!
Jim Boedicker, musician, will perform at the market on May 16, June 20, July 4, Aug. 15, Sept. 26, and, depending on the weather, Oct. 17.
The market will be held in the Citizens National Bank parking lot each Saturday through October
Register now for the 5K Turtle Trot Run and Little Turtle Fun Walk which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at 10 a.m.
The race starts and finishes at the Glandorf Park in downtown Glandorf.
The course is 5K, flat, fast, and takes place all on roads. All runners/walkers/joggers are welcome. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Separate age groups for men and women are as follows: 11 and under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over.
For more information, please refer to the Turtle Trot Registration Form or contact Brendon Hovest at 419-538-6282.
This year the Glandorf ParkFest Turtle Trot is part of the Putnam County Running Series, presented by St. Rita’s Health Partners.
All entrants that pre-register prior to Aug. 28 for all three races will receive a free 1/4 jacket courtesy of St. Rita’s Health Partners.