It was quite a weekend at the Liberty Air Museum and Carl Keller Field. Remote Control airplanes, plus a visit by several vintage World War II vintage aircraft. My grandson Ely wanted to climb in the B-17 and take a look. Even though he is only 2 1/2, he was excited to see these airplanes up close. You can kind of get the scale of the size of the B-17 as Ely stands in front of one of its propellers.
I took personal interest in an item from a recent Oak Harbor Village Council Meeting. There was discussion about the delivery of The Beacon in the Village. We have always felt that Oak Harbor was an important part of our marketplace and therefore, we want to do the best job we can on delivery. We recently lost our walk carriers, so we are currently filling in with rural route drivers. We would definitely want some walk carriers, for just a couple of hours of work. Please call our Circulation Manager, Bruce Dinse at 419-732-2154 if you are interested.
Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Brent Neidler who was one of 196 people to find our friendly fish hiding the ad for Fitzgerald Auto on page 6C in last week’s Beacon. So, Brent wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores as well as a free floor mat from our friend Tom McIntire at Captain’s Carpets, the customized carpet place at Fort Firelands. 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 thebeacon.net.
It is Labor Day weekend, and there is, of course, a lot going on. One of the great traditions is the annual Green Island Race hosted by Port Clinton Yacht Club this Sunday, August 31. The starts begin rolling around 9:30 in the morning. The starting line is just north and west of the mouth of the Portage River. Last time I checked, they were expecting south winds, so the spinnakers will be flying.