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United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting 5:30 pm
United Way of Hancock County Annual Meeting @ Hilton Garden Inn
Apr 12 @ 5:30 pm
The United Way of Hancock County will hold its 61st annual meeting Tuesday at the Hilton Garden Inn. The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Gaslight Society reception for donors of $750 or more annually. The annual dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a social reception, meal and presentations. Two community members will be honored during the event. Alisha Schroeder will receive the Secor Scholar Award, a $2,000 renewable scholarship honoring Steven and Doris Secor; and David Whikehart will be presented with the Jeri Bjorling Memorial Distinguished Volunteer Award. The event costs $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Register by visiting LiveUnitedHancockCounty.org or call 419-423-1432.
Riley Creek Festival 11:00 am
Riley Creek Festival @ Sommer Center
Apr 16 @ 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
Bluffton University will host the annual Riley Creek Festival from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Sommer Center. The festival will feature family-friendly inflatables, face painting, music, games and other activities, concluding with the traditional rubber duck race on Riley Creek. Rubber ducks will be sold for $1 each, with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Duck race winners will receive prizes donated by local businesses. Riley Creek Festival concludes the university’s Lil’ Sibs weekend. A full schedule of events can be found at http://www.bluffton.edu/studentlife/involvement/events/rcf.html. The event is free, and lunch can be purchased for $9.