On display at Bluffton University’s Sauder Visual Arts Center is the exhibit of photographer Will Triplett’s work, among other artifacts that serve as a taste of what local residents have experienced throughout the week of Sesquicentennial events. Many photos and pieces of equipment are on display not only to be observed, but also to show the various processes and evolutions in the history of photography. Ropp Triplett, grandson of the locally known photographer Will, after all these years is still fascinated by the technology, and quality of product, of his grandfather’s work.
The annual car show was not the only celebration taking place in downtown Bluffton on Friday (June 24) afternoon. A special surprise retirement party took place outside of Family Dollar for manager, and life-long Bluffton resident, Scott Edwards. Colleagues, many friends and family all gathered together to celebrate the closing of Edwards’ career that lasted nearly 25 years. Being a manager at Bluffton’s Family Dollar, Scott’s wife, Joyce, said he spent a lot of time at the store and is looking forward to him not having to tend to the everyday needs of the business.