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Special – April 8th Eclipse

This podcast features speakers including the police chief Ryan Burkholder and fire chief Jon Kinn discussing the upcoming eclipse event happening on April 8th in Bluffton. They talked about the preparations needed for the influx of 30,000 visitors, including increased police presence, staffing the fire department, and potential road closures. The importance of having a plan in place to handle the large crowds and ensure emergency services can still respond effectively was emphasized. They also mentioned the need for patience, cooperation, and preparedness from both residents and visitors, including having essential supplies on hand. Overall, the discussion focused on the logistical challenges and safety measures needed for a successful event in the community.

March 29, 2024|

Self-Guided Tours of the Schumacher Homestead

Looking for something to do on the weekend before the Eclipse Saturday April 6th or Sunday April 7th? Step back in time at the Schumacher Homestead at 8350 Bixel Road, Pandora, Ohio. We will be open for self-guided tours of the 1843 restored Swiss homestead including house, workshop, and barn. Activities for children will include games and toys, candle making, and corn husk dolls. Open fire popcorn and lemonade will be served. Hours are 1-4 both days. Docents will be available for questions. No entrance fee, but donations to support the Society will be gladly accepted.

March 18, 2024|
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