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Walleye Festival honors Devin Kohlman as Grande Marshall

Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival’s distinguished 2014 Grand Marshall is Devin Michael Kohlman. Each year Main Street Port Clinton recognizes an individual at the Walleye Festival who has made a positive impact on the Port Clinton community. 

There are no words that can describe what Devin Michael Kohlman did for the Port Clinton community.  His strength, his fight, and his love brought Port Clinton, Ottawa County, the state, the nation and even the world together to support this young brave 13 year old boy.

Devin was an eighth grader at Port Clinton Middle School who fought an aggressive form of brain cancer for over a year. 

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Alejandro Zapata: Citizen of the Year 2013

Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone presenting Alejandro Zapata with Citizen of the Year 2013

On the night of Saturday, Feb. 22, Mayor Vince Leone presented Alejandro “Hondo” Zapata with a key to the city and the title of Citizen of the Year for 2013 at Slater’s Madison Street Pub in downtown Port Clinton.

“We usually present the award at city hall,” said Mayor Leone, “but for Hondo, I thought this would be a better venue.”

Slater’s was already packed; regular Saturday night patrons and party goers for Stella Lopez’s birthday party which was being held there. Around 10:30 p.m. Mayor Leone, Michelle, Isaiah, Xavier, and Zayden Zapata along with friends and other family parted the sea of patrons to reach Hondo at the front of Slater’s who was DJ-ing.

Mayor Leone read aloud the Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor to Zapata and everyone in Slater’s.

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Thank you from the Kohlmans

How do you come up with words to thank everyone that touched Devin and our families’ hearts? So many come to our minds and many more we still do not know. 

We start by thanking the kids. Again, there are so many kids. A few special names come to mind: Zach Murphy, close friend; Caden Swander, close friend and neighbor; Claudia Rosiar, friend and prom date; Hailey Ball and Ryan McDougall, friend who helped start “Team Devin” shirts. Your friendship and kindness were admirable, as was that from all the kids. 

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