Pictured left to right: Brad Hickman, PC Chamber Ambassador; David Slosser, OCCF Board; Lee Vivod, Chamber Board; Dr. Derrill Hablitzel, OCCF Vice-President; Tony Cipiti; Janeane Cipiti; Julie Quayle, OCCF Board; Joy Roth, OCCF President; John Madison, OCCF Treasurer; Mary Coffee, OCCF Board; Tracy Colston, City of Port Clinton Safety Service Director; Marcia Jess, OCCF Secretary; City Councilwoman Nicole DeFreitas; Karin Messner; Laura Schlachter, PC Chamber and Main Street PC; Suzanne Richards; and Dave Amarante, PC Chamber Ambassador.
On Oct. 8 the City of Port Clinton, the Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the beautification and reconstruction of Erie Dearie Park at the corner of Perry & Jefferson in downtown Port Clinton. Funds from the Ottawa County Community Foundation and private donations by Tony and Janeane Cipiti have made this possible.
Tony and Janeane Cipiti
Every day the Cipitis, who have been married over 60 years, go to Erie Dearie Park and donate their time to cleaning up, weeding and doing general up-keep of the park. Their efforts to beautify Port Clinton have not gone unnoticed. At the ribbon cutting ceremony a plaque was dedicated in the park to the Cipitis marking their efforts.