The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will start their Summer Fish Fry schedule this Friday, April 12. They will be held the second Friday of every month this summer from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall, 109 E. Perry Street. Your avorite Lake Erie Perch, Shrimp and “All You Can Eat” Pollock Dinners will be available. Also served are french fries, baked potato, Pierogi, cole slaw, macaroni & cheese, a dinner roll and all the fixings. Sandwich platters and desserts will also be available.
Congratulations to Dave Franck and his team at Tri Motor Sales in Oak Harbor. They were recently presented with the 2012 President’s Award from the Ford Motor Company for excellent customer service and satisfaction. This was the fifth time the dealership located on Rt. 19 South of Oak Harbor has received this award.
Our Find Wylie winner for this week is Tom Russell of Fremont. He was one of 31 entries who figured out that our friendly fish wasn’t hiding ANYWHERE in last week’s Beacon. Tom wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll 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 website, www.thebeacon.net.
Mark Giaco and family will be back in the kitchen again on Friday, April 19, for the Annual Kiwanis Genuine Italian Spaghetti Dinner that serves from 12 Noon to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Tickets are available from any Kiwanian, and you can enjoy lunch or dinner that day. All proceeds go to the many community projects supported by the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club.
Now that Spring has finally sprung, take some time this weekend to head west to Genoa for the Spring Open House at Packer Creek Pottery. Jan and Joan Pugh will be there with some spectacular decorative pottery and accessories that you won’t believe, including an 8-inch Limited Edition Mother’s Day Plate, numbered and signed. You won’t be disappointed.
It is exciting to see so many local entrepreneurial adventures happening all around us. Next Tuesday, April 16, Mel and Barbara Ayers, who already own and operate two Nagoya restaurants, one here and one in Perrysburg, will open the new Italian cuisine Restaurant, Ciao Bella. With the Catawba Island Brewing Company and the Marbletucky Inn, I can see there will be lots of great new places to dine in our area this coming season. Congratulations to all, and good luck!
Haul-In Season is here! We are beginning to see our local marinas filling up their docks with boats. Also, the boatyards are humming with activity with boaters finally getting a chance to sand their boat’s bottom and polish the hull. Welcome back boaters!
The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will hold its monthly meeting this Tuesday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Library in Port Clinton. The program will be presented by Derek Davey, a professional and certified genealogist and consultant from Toledo. He will talk on “Breaking Brick Walls, A-Z”.
The Marblehead Lighthouse Historical Society will hold its General Meeting on Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Otterbein North Shore Retirement Center Activity Room. All folks interested in history and preservation of the Marblehead Lighthouse are encouraged to attend.
The Friends of Immaculate Conception Catholic School will host the “Run for the Roses…Kentucky Derby” on Saturday, April 20, at the ICS Gym. This is their 27th Annual Benefit Auction, and the cost is just $25 per person, which includes admission, six drink tickets and hors d’oeuvres. Since seating is limited, you should make your reservations early.
Want to win a $500 gas card? The Port Clinton 4th of July Committee is partnering with Friendship Food Stores for the month of April at both their stations in the PC area, 1810 E. Perry Street and 3800 State Road. They will be selling raffle tickets with the winner getting a grand prize of $500 gas card. Proceeds from the raffle benefit the 2013 4th of July celebration in Port Clinton. You can purchase your tickets for $1 each of 6 for $5 at any of the stores or you can contact Mike and Mary Ann Snider or Debbie Hymore-Tester. The drawing will be May 1. Good luck!
Interested in gardening but you don’t have the space? Come to the Beech Street Park Community Garden at 3rd and Beech Streets on Port Clinton’s east side on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m. to learn about organic gardening. If you can’t make it, call Dave Mehl at 419-206-0482 for more information about a 4’ x 8’ raised bed for 2013. Beds are available to any Port Clinton City resident.