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Amish school benefit held

On Saturday, Sept. 5 the winding uphill roads leading to Adams County’s Amish community were humming with traffic as local people and out-of-towners arrived for the 18th annual Amish School Benefit cookout.

The cookout was held at Miller’s Bakery, Bulk Foods, Furniture and Barn Sales in the Wheat Ridge Road community in West Union.

The money raised by the benefit is applied to student tuition at the Scenic Ridge School on Wheat Ridge Road. The one-room school houses grades K-8 and provides a standard curriculum for the attending students.

The popular yearly benefit draws large crowds of people from southern Ohio counties, the Cincinnati and Dayton areas, and northern Kentucky counties. Several hundred people attended this year’s cookout which offered a lunch of grilled hamburgers, hot-dogs, creamy chicken and noodles, pie and homemade ice cream, all served in the spacious all-weather picnic area.

The Scenic Ridge School is one of four Amish schools in the Wheat Ridge/Unity area. Each is supported, in part, by their individual community’s fund-raising efforts. Scenic Ridge serves the children in the Miller’s Bakery community.

The Miller’s began their bakery business shortly after moving to Adams County in the mid 1970’s. In the years since, the business has grown to include not only the bakery, but also a bulk foods general store, two large furniture showrooms, and a wide assortment of mini barns, chicken coops, playhouses and swing sets.

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Hundreds attend 18th annual cookout

By Patricia Beech

pbeech@civitasmedia.com

Reach Patricia Beech at 937-544-2391 or at pbeech@civitasmedia.com

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