Many spectators lined the newly paved Main Street this past Friday to watch this year’s Bluffton High School homecoming parade. This event was organized by the Bluffton High School football moms and began at 6 p.m. downtown as a part of homecoming’s weeklong festivities.
Cloudy skies couldn’t keep the residents of Bluffton from coming out on Saturday morning to enjoy the many attractions of this year’s Fall Festival. The earliest stop was at Bluffton Family Recreation for the American Red Cross blood drive and the health fair. Several organizations were set up in the gym of the BFR ready to answer questions from those wandering through the booths. Festival goers took advantage of free health screenings and the opportunity to speak with local healthcare facility representatives. The Bluffton Fire Department was also on hand at the BFR.
This year’s theme is ancient Egypt. Themes from year’s past have included: Fun on the Farm, Woods and Water, Castle Days and Knights, Celebrating Ohio, The Greatest Show in Corn, Pirate Trails and Treasure, Walking with Dinosaurs, Adventures in Space and Wild West. I am, of course, referring to the corn maze at Suter’s Produce in Pandora. Jerry and Nancy Suter, along with their son, Tom, own and operate Suter’s Produce. Tom designs and plans each maze during the winter months and then, with the help of a few high school and college kids, cuts it out in June.
Fall leaf removal will also be beginning soon again in Bluffton. Assistant Village Administrator, Nancy Benroth, said that the Village will wait for the first cold snap. They will know about a week or two ahead of time when the pick-ups will officially begin.