Letters

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

United Way Thank You

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The United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam, Richland Township would like to thank all the local individuals, families, and businesses that helped make our 2014 campaign year a success, we met our goal of $24,500.  With your generous donations the Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Richland Township was able to support ten agencies including Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary, Allen County American Red Cross, Bluffton Community Preschool, Bluffton Senior Citizens, Bluffton Child Development Center, Bluffton Family Recreation, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, Weekday Christian Education, and Bluffton Community Emergency Assistance.

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