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Patriotic Pops Concert

The Lima Symphony Orchestra celebrated Independence Day with its fourth annual Patriotic Pops Concert at Ohio Northern University. The concert, which was free and open to the public, was held on the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center between Presser and Weber halls. Event sponsors included Quest Federal Credit Union, Robinson Fin and the Little Chicago Room, the village of Ada, Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, Ada Family Dentistry, Allan Nott Honda Toyota, Cole Motor Sales Inc., Fresh Encounter Inc., Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance, Home Savings and Loan Company, Liberty National Bank, ONU Residence Life/Career Services, Rogers Nationwide Insurance Agency, Vancrest Health Care Centers, Vancrest of Ada, Ada Kiwanis, Ada Rotary Club, Carol Slane Florist, Don and Connie Fleming, and Bud and Barb Winzenried.

Lima residents, from left, 5-year-old Clara Chongson and 6-year-old Alana Heffner dance to the music.

Colene Hauenstein of Ada VFW Post 9381 hands out American flags.

Vicki Mills, Ohio Northern University adjunct music instructor, leads Noteworthy Community Choir.

Crafton Beck, musical director and conductor, leads the orchestra.

Wynn Hauenstein of Ada VFW Post 9381 carries the American flags.

Crafton Beck, musical director and conductor, leads the orchestra.