This Friday, July 26, Otterbein North Shore Lifestyle Community will host a free “Happy Hour” concert on the front lawn at their facility on North Shore Blvd. just outside the west gate of Lakeside. The public is invited to come and enjoy the groovin’ tunes of Ron Howard. The concert will be held rain or shine from 4:30 to 6 p.m. so bring your lawn chair and enjoy. Appetizers will be served while they last.
Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Jeanne Smith of Port Clinton who was one of 281 individuals who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Ohler & Holzhauer on page 2A in last week’s Beacon. Jeanne wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores as well as a beautiful decorative nautical floor mat from “Capn’s Custom Carpets” at Fort Firelands. We’ll definitely be hiding Wylie again this week. If you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our web Site, www.thebeacon.net.
The Bloodmobile will be back in Ottawa County for a number of upcoming visits. On Tuesday, July 30, they will be at the Put-in-Bay Senior Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Next Thursday, Aug. 1, they will be at the Community Market VFW Hall in Oak Harbor from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Also that same day they will be at the Port Clinton Schools Summer Pint-Size Heroes at the Holiday Inn Express on SR 53 just north of SR 163.
The Marblehead Bank is featuring The Twisted Sister Gallery with displays in the lobby of their branch office located on Bridge Road during regular business hours now through Aug. 2. The Twisted Sister Gallery is a collaboration of Donna Schoonmaker and Sheri Warner and is located at 318 W. Main Street in Marblehead. The Marblehead Bank has established this marketing program to provide opportunity for area businesses to promote their business and display their wares. Neat idea! Interested businesses can call Marblehead Bank’s Lori Fletcher or Sheila Carr at 419-732-6263. There is no charge for this unique display service.
The next downtown Oak Harbor Farmers’ Market will be held this Saturday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Log Cabin Park on North Church Street. Along with farm fresh produce, farm market vendors can also provide quality poultry products, fresh baked goods, herbs, fresh cut flowers, all types of plants, fruit, cider, hand-made crafts, garden décor, antiques, art, music, jewelry and gourmet food items. If you are interested in being a vendor, call the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce at 419-8898-0479 or visit their website for an application at www.oakharborohio.net.
The Second Annual Island Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Poker Run will be held this Saturday, July 27. The ride begins at Mad River Harley Davidson with registration beginning at 10 a.m. It’s $15 per person or $25 per couple to participate. The ride ends at Excuses Lounge in Sandusky. Cars and trucks are also welcome. The event benefits ISHAS and the Erie County Humane Society.
The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the bell for their “Christmas in July” Red Kettle Campaign. This community event will take place this weekend, July 26, 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be several kettle sites set up with volunteers needed for each site. The participating sites are Community Market in Port Clinton, Bassett’s Market, the Jet Express at both Port Clinton and Put-in-Bay locations. All proceeds help support the mission of the Port Clinton Salvation Army Service Unit. If you are interested or would like to make a donation, call Maureen Saponari at 419-732-2769. Their office is located at the Sutton Center on the east edge of Port Clinton.
Speaking of Reunions, it’s hard to believe that the Standard Products plant in Port Clinton has been closed for 20 years. The annual reunion for all past union and salary personnel of Standard Products will be held on Saturday, Aug. 31 starting at 1 p.m. at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Participants can bring a covered dish to share. Meat, utensils and some beverages are provided. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the park. For more information, call Arlene at 419-732-2375.