Letters

Main Street Flag Project Receives Tremendous Support

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The S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club of Bluffton, in conjunction with the Village of Bluffton, the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Bluffton American Legion, says THANK YOU to the many businesses and individuals who helped to sponsor the 2014 MAIN STREET FLAG PROJECT. The cooperation among so many people who helped this project in so many ways is truly inspiring. And the stories behind the people who are HONORED and MEMORIALIZED are heartwarming.

The bright RED, WHITE, AND BLUE American Flags are waving in the breeze on Main Street. Thanks to the fantastic outpouring of support by businesses, merchants, and individuals, Bluffton once again appears to be Flag Village USA. Jerry Cupples and other American Legion members also receive our heartfelt thanks for all their work in attaching each flag to a pole and then attaching that to the street light poles.

Festival of Wheels Thank You

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Editor,

On Friday afternoon, June 13th 2014 the Bluffton Lions Club put on the 47th Festival of Wheels and Cruise-in. We strive to make it a better show each year. It takes a lot of volunteers to make it a success. The weather has a lot to do with it, but the volunteers are the main factor. The Bluffton Lions are very grateful to all the following people who helped with our Festival of Wheels. Some are not members of the Bluffton Lions, but help because they are also interested in cars and to support the community. We thank you all and are very grateful for your participation.

We also want to thank all the sponsors that support us year after year. They help us with the expenses of advertising the Festival, and it also gives Bluffton and area businesses name recognition. They are as follows:

Shannon Cemetery Project

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June 2014

We are pleased to announce that progress on the named project has now moved to the next phase. This continuing conversion from cemetery to park-cemetery is a combination of the Village Council and interested community people.

We look forward to the project being a major improvement to our village, while still naming all those known to have rested in this place some 150-175 years ago.

As you are all aware, funding for these extra projects, through political processes, is difficult using taxpayers’ funds. It is now time for our community, organizations, individuals, people who have heirs here, and civil groups to help out.

The present situation is one in which the village is helping in every way possible, but would need many years to find sufficient funds.

Festival of Wheels Chairman

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Editor,

I want to thank Kathryn Tschuor for the great article in last week’s Bluffton News. She had it all covered very well, but the only point she missed is the one person that made the Festival of Wheels great. Dennis Morrison worked very hard to make the car show bigger and better. He had a lot of help along the way and on the day of the show but his leadership for the last few years is what made it bigger and better.

Bob Amstutz

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