Correction!!! We gave you the wrong dates for the Ken Landon Family Lake Erie Fishing Classic. It will be held Thursday and Friday, June 21 and 22, not June 14 and 15 as we reported last week. It will still be held at Catawba Island Club. It is still a Redbone Walleye Tournament that was started 10 years ago by Susan and Ken Landon to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Susan passed away much too soon last year after a long battle with cancer. The event is one of the biggest on Lake Erie. Angler Boat Entrée Fee is $1,100 (four people). For information, contact Glenda or Len Partin at Jack Bradley Realty, 419-734-5551, or you can visit their website at http://northernOH.cff.org/lakeeriefishing. Once again, when we screw up, I make sure the correction appears prominently!
The next Gathering, a free community meal, will take place tonight, Thursday, May 31 at St. John Lutheran Church, 207 Adams St. in Port Clinton. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The Gathering is scheduled the last Thursday of every month, excluding the months of November and December.
Our Find Wylie winner this week is Alice Waldecker, of Port Clinton, who was among 153 contestants who found Wylie in the ad for Kits Corner Ice Cream Shoppe on page 6A in last week’s Beacon. Alice wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We have hidden 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 www.thebeacon.net.
Once again, United Way is sponsoring Yoga sessions on the shores of Lake Erie at Gem Beach. The sessions begin this Saturday, June 2, from 8 to 8:45 a.m. on the northwest corner of the beach. Donna Lueke is the instructor again this year. There is free parking in front of the park. Participants are asked to bring a towel or blanket and be ready to relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Lake Erie shoreline while experiencing the health benefits of yoga. A $5 donation is requested, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting United Way in Ottawa County. For information visit www.gembeach.com or call 419-797-4451.
The Port Clinton Lions Club will hold a Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, June 9, at Lakeview Park in Port Clinton. Chicken dinners will be available from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or until they are sold out. Advance tickets are $7.50 and are available from any Lions Club member. They will be $8.50 the day of the event. For information about tickets, call Patti Howell at 419-734-2308.
Open registration has begun for the sixth annual Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County Golf Scramble on Saturday, June 16, at Oak Harbor Golf Club. The top sponsor is Materion in Elmore. The Ottawa County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will be providing supplemental funding. The scramble will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start and the cost is $260 per team. A pulled pork dinner is included. To register, contact the Habitat for Humanity office at 161 W. Water St., Suite B, in Oak Harbor or call 419-734-7074. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Four days later, you can participate in the 14th annual Rally for the Cure Golf Scramble, also at Oak Harbor Golf Club, hosted by the Oak Harbor Golferettes. It will be Wednesday, June 20, and the fee is $55 per person, which includes continental breakfast, green fees, a cart and a luncheon. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Entry forms are available at Oak Harbor Golf Club or you can contact Connie Williams 419-350-7336 or Jan Henn at 419-351-3078 for information. The field is limited to the first 36 paid teams and all entries must be received by June 13.
American Legion Post 113 in Port Clinton is getting organized for its annual Garage Sale on June 16. The hours of the sale are 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A lunch will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. The group is asking for donations of good, usable items. Your donations may be dropped off at the Post at the corner of Sand and Christy Chapel roads. For information, call 419-960-7083. Leave a message if no one is available to answer.
There will be a “Bluegrass Jam” from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Erie-Ottawa Regional Airport. Several local bluegrass bands will be featured along with food and refreshments in the main hangar. Admission is $4.
Faith United Methodist Women’s Group is hosting a Flea Market at Port Clinton’s City Park on Tuesday, July 31. They are looking for flea market and garage sale vendors. If you are interested, call Stacy at 419-635-2257.