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The Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul organization will be hosting a community summit for area residents from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at 100 S. Main St., Mount Blanchard.
The purpose of the summit is to share with community members the information that the Heart and Soul team has been gathering for the past several months, and to get their input about the data collected so far.
More than 200 people who call Mount Blanchard home have been interviewed about their values, hopes and concerns, and action ideas for the community.
Several themes have emerged as topics of interest, the Heart and Soul team said.
The Heart and Soul principles are to involve everyone, focus on what matters, and “play the long game.”
The summit is intended to bring people together to discuss and share ideas for the community and to develop Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul statements. It is an opportunity to get more participation from the community.
The event begins at 1 p.m. with free food, entertainment by Riverdale Soundsation, and activities for children such as bounce houses and crafts.
The first 100 residents to arrive will receive a free Mount Blanchard Heart and Soul T-shirt. Child care will be provided.
After the meal, the summit will commence, led by John Livingston.
A Heart and Soul grant of $140,850 was awarded to Mount Blanchard in March 2017 by the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, which uses the process of Community Heart and Soul created by the Orton Family Foundation.
The Johnson Island Civil War Roundtable will gather at 7 p.m. Sunday at TJ Willie’s in Tiffin, where they will welcome Rob Tong.
Tong, a Union re-enactor and popular speaker, will talk about early recruiting in Findlay and the surrounding area leading up to the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862.
Tong will dress in a Union uniform and will present many special items.
The Republican Women of Hancock County will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Hancock Historical Museum, 422 W. Sandusky St.
The program will feature the following candidates: State Senator, a representative for incumbent Rob McColley, Bob Barker and Craig Kupferberg; State Central Committee representative, incumbent Rob Radway, Christina Muryn, Gina Campbell and Bob Campbell; Hancock County Auditor, Charity Rauschenberg.
Lunch will be by Bistro on Main. RSVP at 419-348-3354 or email RepWomenHC32@gmail.com.
The Wyandot County Retired Teachers Association will hold its quarterly meeting at noon April 24 at Trinity Evangelical Church, 108 Malabar Drive, Upper Sandusky.
Wyandot County Sheriff Michael Hetzel will discuss scams, especially those aimed at senior citizens. Lunch will be catered by Special Occasions.
Any retired teacher or administrator who is not a member is welcome to attend. For a lunch reservation, call Nancy at 419-294-7609.
Miss Ohio, Sarah Clapper, will be the keynote speaker during the annual Professional Women Luncheon hosted by the Carey Area Chamber of Commerce.
The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 in the Shrine Cafeteria.
There are various ways for businesses to support the event. Contact Cassie Carlson, chamber executive director, at the chamber office, 419-396-7856, or via cellphone at 419-310-2427.
The Friends of the Bluffton Public Library will present their annual spring tea at 5:45 p.m. April 26.
This year’s event features Dave Essinger, author of “Running Out.” Tickets are $12, available at the front desk. Proceeds benefit library programs and services.