What's Up! Wells County

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What's Up! Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Farmer’s Market Wednesdays and Saturdays
The Farmer’s Market is now open at the Dutch Mill Plaza (Main Street at the bridge) on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Current features include herbs, flowers, fresh fruits, fresh local vegetables, including sweet corn and tomatoes, fresh baked goods, fresh roasted coffee, locally produced BBQ sauces and spice mixes, woodworking products, candles, handmade crafts, locally grown meat, and more. (Pd. Advt)

Luau Block Party Aug. 23
The Bluffton Parks Department will host the first ever Luau Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 23! The Island Breeze band will provide the entertainment with Caribbean music and steel drums,. They will encourage the crowd to hula, calypso, Congo and limbo. 
The Parks Department will provide those attending with 80 tons of sand to create a “beach” and Fire Poi performers.
Local artists will be on hand showing and selling their unique items. 
Following the concert the movie Planes will be shown on the big screen starting at dusk (8:45 p.m.). The movie is fully funded by the Wells County Foundation and free popcorn donated by Weaver will be served by “All Things Power.”

For more information call  824-6069.

Monday, August 18, 2014

What's Up! Monday, Aug. 18, 2014

Former South Adams teacher to speak Aug. 21
Tim Bresnahan, a former South Adams teacher, will share his testimony on Thursday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. following a noon carry-in meal at Living Water United Church. The church is located half mile south of State Road 218 on Wells County Road 700E. The public is welcome to attend this event. For more information call 260-334-5318.

Account opened for Thompson family
An account has been opened at ProFed Credit Union in Bluffton for the Thompson family. Check should be made out to Steve Thompson and may be dropped off at the credit union on North Main Street.

Stamp Collecting Show Sept. 20-21
The Anthony Wayne Stamp Society will host a Stamp Collecting Show Sept. 20 and 21 at Concordia Lutheran High School at 1601 Saint Joe River Drive in Fort Wayne.
Ten stamp dealers will be on hand to answer questions.
Hours on Sept. 20 are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking and admission is free.

Call Jim Mowrer at 260-422-1716 or email: stamp4@frontier.com.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's Up! Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014

Ruth Herring 80th birthday Aug. 17
Ruth Herring of Warren will be celebrate her 80th birthday with a garden party for family and friends on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Calico Lounge at Heritage Pointe in Warren.  They request that gifts be omitted. Cards can be sent to her at 801 Huntington Ave., Town house #5, Warren, IN 46792.

Scott Harris Benefit Aug. 16
A benefit garage sale, bake sale and lemonade stand will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 6642 N. State Road 1 in Ossian for the family of Scott Harris. Proceeds will go to cover medical costs and cost of living expenses. For more information call 260-273-1742. (Pd. Advt.)

Indiana Dam  Ride Aug. 17
The 32nd Indiana Dam Ride will be held Sunday, Aug. 17. Raindate will be Aug. 24. Riders will cover three dams in one day.
Sign in at 8:30 a.m. at the Truck Stop in Warren at I-69 and State Road 5. Ride will start at 10 a.m.
For more information contact Ivan Ivins at P.O. Box 20, Bluffton, IN 46714.

Deadline Aug. 25 for prince & princess contest
Contestants ages 4-6 are needed for the Ossian Days Prince and Princess contest. Entry forms are available at the Ossian Town Hall. The deadline is Aug. 25.
Contestants are asked to dress as something sports related (no swimsuits please) as the theme is Wide World of Sports. They will be judged on penny votes, costume, and interview on Friday, Sept. 5, at 5:30 p.m. in the big tent. Special prizes will be awarded to the prince and princess and all contestants will receive a goodie bag. For more information contact Officer Stephanie at 622-6162, ext. 1.

Whitetails Unlimited Event Oct. 25
Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the Wells County Whitetails Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 25, at Wells County 4-H Expo at 1240 4-H Park Road in Bluffton. 
The event will feature a buffet dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork, and collectibles only available at WTU events.
A WTU mission-related grant from this event will go toward Local 4-H shooting sports and other youth education and conservation events.
The social hour begins at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 each, $25 for a spouse, or $25 for juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is Oct. 23, and tickets will not be sold at the door.
To order tickets locally, call Dave Penrod at 260-273-3943 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471, or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. 

In addition those interested can call Kimberly Penrod at 260-273-3243, or Chase Harris at 260-615-7630.

Norwell Show Choirs Dinner Fundraiser Sept. 6
Members of Norwell Show Choir will sponsor a Nelson’s Chicken Dinner Fundraiser Saturday, from 4 to 7 p.m., Sept 6 during Ossian Days in the big tent.
 Pre-sale tickets can be purchased by show choir members or purchased day of event till gone. Entertainment will be provided by Show Choir members.
For more information call Sonja Drew at 260-622-9080 or email: tsgd79@frontier.com.