02-22-2018 Cornerstone U. to host a concert at Midway Baptist Church; Community Soup & Salad Su

Ada Wetzel celebrates 100 years Ada Wetzel celebrates her 100th birthday on Friday, March 2 with an Open House from 2-4 p.m. at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake, 6786 Red Arrow Highway in Coloma. Ada was born March 2, 1918; a lifetime resident of Millburg, Michigan. As a young girl, she thoroughly enjoyed doing her mother’s hair. Even neighbor ladies would let Ada do their hair from time to time. This inspired her to become a beautician. By the age of 18, she had her beautician license, and enjoyed her work for over 30 years. She was licensed both in Indiana and in Michigan. On June 23, 1945 Ada married the man of her dreams, Dale Wetzel. Together they built their home along with a motel in 1950. They called it Wetzel’s Motel. Ada was still working as a beautician in St. Joseph when her customers convinced her to move her cliental to the motel. To their delight Ada loved the idea. She could now help her husband run the motel while she did her beautician work at the same location. One of Ada’s vivid memories is when her grandmother sent her to the local grocery store in Millburg one day to purchase a loaf of bread. While returning home from the store, she saw some men in a very big hurry as they were running out of the bank. The men got into a big black shiny car. She thought that they must have a lot of money to be driving such a nice car. Later that day news spread around town that the local bank had been robbed! She suddenly realized that she had witnessed the robbery, and that they probably took her money too. She was very upset, and began to cry. The bank robbers were eventually apprehended. Bingo is one of Ada’s all-time favorite things to do. Two of her good friends, Judy and Edie, would travel with Ada to various locations for Bingo fun. Ada’s biggest win was $400. Now, her friend Judy picks Ada up every Tuesday, and off they go for an evening of more Bingo action. Even if Ada doesn’t win anything, she really enjoys getting out to see all her other friends. Every Friday afternoon Ada can be found playing Bingo at Woodland Terrace of Paw Paw Lake, where she now resides. Ada Wetzel still enjoys life at 100. Happy birthday Ada!

Cornerstone U. to host a concert at Midway Baptist Church

The Cornerstone University Chorale of Grand Rapids will appear at Midway Baptist Church on Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. The church is located at 7517 Red Arrow Hwy in Watervliet. The Chorale, conducted by Dr. Kent Walters, is a select choral ensemble of 29 singers who perform a variety of choral literature from Renaissance to contemporary genres including gospel and spirituals. The Chorale focuses on the expression of beauty in choral artistry, combining musicianship and servant hearts for the glory of God and the consequent joy of both singer and audience. In recent years, the Chorale has toured in Europe (2013 & 2017), Florida, the East Coast and the Midwest. The concert will also feature the 5-voice a cappella ensemble, Credo. The concert is open to the public. An offering will be received. For more information, contact Midway Baptist Church at 269-463-3195.

Miss and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant Tickets on sale now The Blossomtime Festival is excited to announce that the 2018 Miss Blossomtime and Mr. Blossomtime Pageant Tickets are open for public sales. This year’s theme, “Roll Out The Red Carpet” has inspired two wonderful evenings of entertainment, music, and glamour. The Mr. Blossomtime and Showcase of Queens Pageant is Sunday evening, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $20. The Miss Blossomtime Pageant is the following evening on Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. and tickets are $20. Program prices will be $3. The pageants, both nights, are at the Mendel Center Mainstage and are guaranteed to be wonderful evenings full of talented young ladies and gentlemen, and the coronation of the 2018 Blossomtime Royalty. Please call the Blossomtime office at 269-982-8016, or stop by at 2330 S. Cleveland Avenue in St. Joseph to purchase your tickets in advance, availability is limited.

Community Soup & Salad Supper Friday, March 2

A Community Soup & Salad Supper will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, March 2, at the North Berrien Senior Center, 6648 Ryno Road in Coloma. The menu includes soup, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. The public is invited. Cost for adults is $5; $3 for children up to 12 years of age; and free for children under three. Proceeds go to the HOPE Resources Food Pantry located at Coloma United Methodist Church. This month’s supper is hosted by Coloma Lioness Club.

2nd Annual Scrapbooking Day

Coloma United Methodist Church is hosting their 2nd annual Scrapbooking Day on Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants are required to bring their own supplies. Lunch will be provided and a free will offering will be collected. The church is located at 144 S. Church Street in Coloma.

North Berrien Fire Rescue hosting Trivia Night fund-raiser March 3 In an effort to raise funds for three new thermal imaging cameras, the North Berrien Fire Rescue Department and the Auxiliary are hosting a Trivia Night on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Coloma FOP Lodge on Angling Road. Food will be available and the FOP bar will be open. The cost is $100 per team of ten persons. Cash prizes will be distributed to the winners. Those interested in registering or the various sponsoring opportunities should contact a North Berrien firefighter or any Auxiliary member.