The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will begin their annual Lenten Fish Fries this Friday, March 7 from 5-7:30 p.m. and it continues each Friday during Lent. This year, the Knights are offering a new menu featuring ALL YOU CAN EAT meals for $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12. The menu will feature hand breaded fish, French fries, coleslaw, mac & cheese, applesauce, lemonade, coffee and a variety of desserts…all included in the ALL YOU CAN EAT price. The meals will be served at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall at 109 E. Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton.
Last week I told you about the “Buckeye Cancer Cruise” Mary Alice and I got to go on. It’s back to Buckeye Madness this week! The Ohio State Alumni Club of Ottawa County is holding their annual Scholarship Auction Friday night, March 7 at the Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge. Doors open at 6 p.m., the Tailgate Buffet begins at 6:30 p.m., and the Grande Auction starts at 7 p.m. A $20 donation gets you into the event and includes the tailgate buffet. Go Bucks!!!
Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Debbie Taber of Port Clinton who was one of 175 people who found our friendly fish in the ad for Marblehead Lite B&B on page 1B in last week’s Beacon. Debbie wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, so 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 website www.thebeacon.net.
The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce’s Monthly Business After Hours will be held this evening (Thursday, March 6) starting at 5 p.m. at Baumann Auto Center on SR 53 N, or 625 SE Catawba Rd. Baumann’s just completed a major renovation of their GM showroom and a ribbon cutting ceremony will also be held right at 5 p.m. According to the press release from the Chamber, Baumann’s used all local contractors to do the job, which is important to our area.
The Toledo Symphony Brass Quintet will present two free concerts on Wednesday, March 12, thanks to a generous donation from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and arrangements made by the Musical Arts Series at Firelands Presbyterian Church. The Brass Quintet will perform at 2 p.m. at the Riverview Health Care Campus just east of Oak Harbor, then will travel to Otterbein North Shore Retirement Community in Marblehead for a concert there at 3:30 p.m. Friends and family members of residents are invited as are members of the community.
They’re having another iPad class at Otterbein North Shore this Friday, March 7. The beginner’s class starts at 10 a.m. with an intermediate class at 11 a.m. For more information, call Kirsten or Jo Ann at 419-798-8250.
Don’t forget our “Coffee with the Editor” session at Common Grounds every Wednesday at 9 a.m. According to our Editor Jasmine Cupp, we had a good group there last Wednesday. Lots of interesting local topics are discussed. It is our opportunity to have a sit-down with our readers and learn about what YOU want to see in the Beacon as we enter our 32nd year of community publishing. Also don’t forget that Common Grounds is offering their gourmet coffee for just 99-cents with one refill.
Four local students have been named to the Dean’s List at Hocking College in Athens, Ohio. From Put-in-Bay are Wyatt Auger, Max Leicher and Michala Werternmach; and Adam Marks from Oak Harbor. Congratulations to all.
The Port Clinton High School Leadership Council is hosting the Ohio Association of Student Councils State Conference from April 24 to 26. They are looking for community help in housing the 500 to 800 students who will be in attendance that weekend. What’s involved? First, select the number of students you can house (they don’t need beds, just floor space for sleeping bags). They will need transportation to and from PCHS. They will also need a good breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings. Forms are available at the high school. For more information call 419-734-2147. This is obviously a big endeavor and your help is very much needed and appreciated.