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Maple Syrup Festival time at Sonnenberg Mennonite

PHOTOS PROVIDED Michael Amstutz pours batter at the festival last year. Steve Zuercher checks the meat temperature at a previous Maple Syrup Festival. Pastor Mel Hathaway and his wife, Dottie, hold maple syrup at a previous festival at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church.   KIDRON  This may sound sappy, but success has stuck to the annual Maple…

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2022 Easter egg hunts and services

* Shady Lawn hosts a Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 9 at 15028 Old Lincoln Way, Dalton, beginning with pancake breakfast 9-10 a.m. Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 10 years old will start promptly at 10 a.m. Masks and temps taken to enter inside for breakfast. Prizes and raffle baskets. *…

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Cantate Singers to perform Spring Concert in April

PHOTO PROVIDED The Cantate Singers at their 2018 concert. The 50-voice ensemble performs April 23 at Cornerstone Community Church in Dalton. DALTON   The Cantate Singers, a local vocal ensemble, is delighted to announce their upcoming Spring concert at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 Davis Road, Dalton. The theme of the…

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Kidron Mennonite has Community Christmas Dinner

KIDRON  Anyone in the community without holiday plans this year is invited to a carry-in Community Christmas Dinner 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 25 in the Kidron Mennonite Fellowship Building, 3987 Kidron Road. The gathering will begin at 11:30 a.m. with meal around noon. Ham, drink, and dinner rolls provided. Bring along a side for sharing…

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Christmas carols Dec. 24 at Sonnenberg Village

KIDRON  Anyone is welcome to enjoy Christmas carols beginning at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at the Welcome Center at Sonnenberg Village, 13497 Hackett Road, Apple Creek, just outside of Kidron. A group from Rock of Ages Church will perform a cappella four-part singing. Light refreshments will be served. The Welcome Center is the former Sonnenberg…

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Salem Mennonite Thanksgiving Day Service and Auction

KIDRON  Salem Mennonite Church, 3363 Zuercher Road, has its 133rd annual Thanksgiving Service and Auction on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. Praise service will begin at 8:45 a.m., followed by the auction at 10 a.m. All activities will be in the new fellowship hall. Baked goods, woodcrafts, homemade candy, plus many other unique items will be…

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Sonnenberg Mennonite Church celebrates 200th anniversary

KIDRON  This weekend’s festivities honoring Sonnenberg Mennonite Church’s 200th anniversary is much more than a celebration of the people and the area’s unique past and heritage. History will come alive through many of the bicentennial’s scheduled activities Sept. 24-26 such as a cemetery tour and sing-a-long at the former building. At the same time, seeing…

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Mississippi Catfish Fry returns to Sonnenberg Mennonite Church

Levi Lee gets ready to fry catfish at a previous event at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. PHOTO PROVIDED Aldine Nussbaum and Sara Obri serve fish at a previous catfish fry event at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Kidron. KIDRON  An important fund-raiser to support Sonnenberg Mennonite Church’s missions locally, across the United States and in other countries,…

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Back-to-school supplies donated by Dalton Presbyterian parishioners

Dalton Presbyterian Church parishioners recently donated supplies for local schools. Pastor Sally Fusek blessed the supplies during a recent church service. “It was grand to see all the supplies,” one parishioner said. “We are good people doing God’s work, loving and helping others.” Above is a picture of Pastor Sally and the supplies the parishioners…

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