Benefit auction nets thousands

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Although threatening weather forced the cancellation of the annual parade, the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew’s auction for hospice went on to raise $23,860 for various local hospice providers. (PHOTO |TURKEYFOOT BENEFIT CREW)

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Birthday treat

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City resident Amira Augustus celebrated her 10th birthday in May with a trip to the Spangler Candy Factory in Bryan with her friend, Tori Cline, and grandmother, Jane Clark, all of Bellefontaine. They took a trolley tour of the factory, where Dum Dums, Saf-T-Pops, Candy Canes and Circus Peanuts are produced. (PHOTO SUBMITTED)

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Painting pals

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The Depot in Lakeview hosted the Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group for a canvas painting party. Linda Wilcox, coordinator of the Silver Sneakers program, arranged for a catered lunch by Heartland of Bellefontaine while they learned to paint with artist and instructor, Katy Sanford, of Murals by Katy. The Hilliker YMCA Silver Sneakers group meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. For more information regarding the YMCA or Silver Sneakers, call 592-YMCA. For information on The Depot, call (937) 633-0147.

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50-year Mason recognized

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Area resident Bill Guthrie recently was recognized by the members of the Bellefontaine Lodge 209 of F&AM for his 50 years of membership as a master mason.

 

Art Rueber, district deputy grand master, awarded Mr. Guthrie a certificate of achievement and Bret Stahler, high priest and prophet of the Antioch Shrine Temple, presented him with a commemorative lapel pin. 

 

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Rudolphs open nature area

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Rich Rudolph, right, and architect Patrick Beam of Bassett Associates of Lima lead the inaugural walk Saturday morning following the grand opening of the John and Mary Rudolph Nature Area as part of the 52-acre Indian Lake-Great Miami Open Space Project. The $500,000 project began in 2011 with village officials seeking state funding for a 2-mile walking track on a 52.5 acre field south and east of Lincoln Boulevard, donated to the village by the John Rudolph family, a value of some $470,000. Additionally, a special project was added at the request of Mrs. Rudolph, who provided a private grant for additional trail along the river, as well as a canoe/kayak launch area, to allow greater use and appreciation of the riverscape. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)

 

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