ADA - This year will be an active one for the Buy Ada First committee. The ad hoc committee has several ideas for promoting Ada in 2013.

Among those ideas are:

• A possible chili soup cook-off this spring (details coming)

• Continuation of Ada's "Cash Mob" (details coming)

• Expansion of "Music On Main" this summer

Tentative "Music on Main" dates are the Friday evenings of June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9. The group held one event in 2012 at the Depot.

Details on these and other programs will be announced soon, according to Heather Cox of the group.

"We had a success start last year and were encouraged by the participation from the community. We hope to keep the momentum going this year to raise awareness to shop locally," she said.

The next meeting of the committee is at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 6, at The Inn at ONU.