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Ice Sculptures Demo - Dec. 10

Posted on November 29, 2016 at 12:58 PM



Stephen Koch of Indiana Ice Studio will be one of the featured entertainers at the Market Street Celebration on December 10 from noon-3 pm as part of the Bicentennial Holiday Celebration. He will be on the Courthouse Plaza from 1-3 pm and giving ice sculpture demonstrations, while creating several special ice sculptures just for Indiana’s 200th Birthday. He will also have pre-made sculptures on display that depict something about the ice sculpture sponsors: Carnall, Andrews & Crell; Markle Health and Rehabilitation; ProFed Credit Union; and River Terrace Estates.

Other entertainment includes singers and musicians from around Wells County (including Susie Cues Studio, the Musiclectics, and other local singers) that will perform on the Courthouse steps starting at noon. Also enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides provided by Sentimental Journey’s and sponsored by Family Farm & Home; 1st Choice Realty; and Metropolitan Title Company. You’ll be able to start a ride at either the Historical Museum, Library, the corner of Johnson and Market Streets, or the Art’s Commerce & Visitor’s Centre.

Also, from 1-3 pm will be a Goodie Walk throughout downtown Bluffton. Participants can stop at several businesses set up at their location or along Market Street for free goodies, including soup, cookies, candy canes, hot chocolate, and more. Participating businesses include: Brickhouse Family Ministries, Inc.; Christian Care Retirement Community; Friends of Ouabache; The Foundations; F.C. Tucker/Malcolm & Schlueter Realtors (Nick Huffman); Grounds & Grains; Hardee's; Kaylah's Cupcakes & Confections; Markle Health and Rehabilitation; A Perfect Blend & Psi Iota Xi; Peyton's Northern; RE: Repurpose, Redesign, Reinvent; Wells County Democratic Party; Wells County Land Title; and the Wells County Public Library.

A map of where everyone will be will be available that day at the Courthouse plaza and online on the Bicentennial Holiday Celebration page. Businesses will be at both their own location (if they are downtown) and in several storefronts or sidewalks along Market Street.

This entire once-in-a-lifetime event was able to be put on by sponsorships and a grant from the Wells County Foundation. To help the flow of foot traffic, the 100th block of Market Street will be closed at this time, so you can stroll along Downtown easier with your family and friends to enjoy all the festivities.

There are lots of other events going on around downtown at either the same time or other times during the Bicentennial Holiday Celebration from Dec. 8-11. To get a complete list of activities, please visit the Bicentennial Holiday Celebration page.



Written by Emily Marshall

Hey everyone! I’m Emily Marshall. As the Community Relations Manager for WCPL, I’m usually sitting in front of my computer creating posters in Photoshop, planning library programs, or teaching computer classes. In my spare time, I enjoy reading teen books, watching way too much TV, traveling, playing board games, and trying to convince people that cheesy Hallmark Channel and ABC Family original movies aren't “that bad.” I also love messages, so feel free to email me at emarshall(at)

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