Option #1

Conversations with Fred Steiner    10:15-11:30 a.m.

·       If Bluffton is a Swiss community, where are the mountains?

·       How your grandparents traveled to Lima, Findlay, Toledo, and points beyond. (Railroad and Interurban travel)

·       Four guys walk into a Bluffton bank and the rest of Bluffton oral history (John Dillinger bank robbery).

·       Where Bluffton’s ghost sleep (Based upon Fred’s upcoming ghost story book).

Option #2

Creative Writing with Ruth Naylor   1:00-2:15 p.m.

The goal is to inspire you to do some of the writing –serious and/or humorous- that you’ve previously just thought about doing.  I’ll offer a variety of prompts to help you turn memories and insights into prose or poetry.  You’ll be invited but not required to share with our group what you write; however, both now and in the future, you and your loved ones will undoubtedly value what you have captured and saved about significant life experiences, relationships, and implicit values.  Bring writing materials –a notebook, pen, pencil, or laptop.

  • Registration deadline is September 7th. 
  • Registration forms can be dropped off at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St,

For more information contact JP Schumacher at 567.712.1891 Free of charge, donations appreciated.