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Catawba-Marblehead Parade of Homes scheduled for June 22 and 23

John Schaffner, publisher of The Beacon, and Maureen Saponari, director of Ottawa County Salvation Army John Schaffner, publisher of The Beacon, and Maureen Saponari, director of Ottawa County Salvation Army

Just about everybody, if you asked them, would confirm that they secretly desire to own a place at the lake. Perhaps that desire isn’t such a secret after all. The desire lives in people from all over Ohio and adjoining states. The remedy? The 6th Annual Catawba-Marblehead Parade of Homes, to be held on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23.

“Last year was the best yet attendance-wise,” says John Schaffner, publisher of The Beacon, a weekly newspaper. “This year, we hope to make major improvements to the Parade by providing more offerings and working with local realtors.” 

The Catawba Island Parade locations will be at Harbor’s Edge, Fairway Villas, The Sanctuary, Catawba Bay, Nor’Easter Cove, Falling Waters and Beach Towne. The Marblehead developments parade locations will be at South Passage, Bailiwick and two at Bay Point. There will also be several individual unit offerings being sold through several local realtors. 

Major Sponsors for the 2013 Parade of Homes include 13 ABC in Toledo, Herman’s Furniture, Bay Point, Catawba Bay, Fairway Villas, Hartung Title, Hills Interiors, Frederick’s Insurance, Woleslagel Moving Company, The Crow’s Nest and The Beacon. 

In an effort to assist individuals that want to participate on the Catawba-Marblehead Parade of Homes, official program guides will be made available at six strategic locations: The Lake Erie Shores and Islands Visitor’s Center on State Route 53 North; Bassett’s Market in the Knoll Crest Shopping Center at the corner of State Routes 53 and 163; Herman’s Furniture and Bailey’s Tree and Landscaping in Sandusky and Hills Interiors in Norwalk. 

The kickoff event for the Parade of Homes will be a special Wine and Cheese Party to be held at the Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery located on Catawba. It will be a benefit for the local Salvation Army unit and will be held on Thursday, June 20, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from The Beacon, Minuteman Press, either of the sponsoring Chambers of Commerce, and at the Salvation Army office located in the Sutton Center on Port Clinton’s east side. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

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