Brenda Belcher and her gang at Salon 53 in Harbor Lights Landing is having a very special fundraiser this Sunday for her sister-in-law Melissa Belcher who has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Melissa was a teacher and coach in the Toledo area and a native of Fremont. She had to give up her career due to the progressive disease. The event will help offset medical expenses. They are holding a “Cut-A-Thon” this Sunday, August 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will also feature food, drinks and a special raffle. For more information, contact Brenda at 419-734-5353.
CORRECTION: I was present when Jasmine Cupp did the interview with Bob Snyder and Ann Heckerd on the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry that appeared in last week’s Beacon. It IS connected to the Portage Resale Center. Several years ago, Bob Snyder created the entity as a separate non-profit corporation when Mary Heinemann donated the building that used to house Heinemann Distributing Co. for the purpose of creating something special for the community. Portage Resale Center does NOT belong to the Snyders, it belongs to the community. All cash surpluses go to local charities.