Local business owners support American Red Cross fundraising event Featured

Left to right standing:  Greg Peiffer, WPCR; Mike Bassett, Bassett’s Market; Matt Gottron, Happy Days Boatin; Jim Stouffer, Catawba Island Club; Amanda Staveskie, Moxie Salon & Spa; Joe Perry, Perry Rentals; John Schaffner, The Beacon; Beckett Spreng, Freedom Boat Club; Mike Callahan, Catawba Landing; Pat Reineck, Reineck Dental; Kathy Richmond, Skipper Bud’s, Cindy Amerin and Mary Jane Gibson. Row two: Amy Runge, R. J. Runge Co. Inc; Danis Putzbach and Karen Blizzard. Row one: Eric Paul and Jeff Sondles, Liberty Aviation Museum.  

Local businesses and individuals were recognized recently for their generous major contributions to this year’s American Red Cross of Ottawa County Club Red Gala. Extraordinary prizes and services have been received from community partners. The prizes will be available for auction at the Red Cross Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls of Company Red Gala on July 19.

“We want to recognize and thank all of the local businesses and generous community members that have responded to the call to support their local Red Cross and the valuable programs and services we provide to the residents and visitors of Ottawa County,” said director Beth Leggett.

Major donations received include:


-A day with The Ohio State University Marching Band and director Jon Waters
-Lake Erie Islands sunset cruise for 16, provided by the Stouffer family
-Gift cards for Bassett’s Market, donated by Bassett’s Market
-One year membership to Freedom Boat Club, provided by Jim and Beckett Spreng
-One year Catawba Island Club membership and family golf package, donated by the Stouffer family
-Original Rose Mallow oil painting, donated by Dziak Gallery
-Port Clinton Sponsored Canadian Tall Ships Dignitary Breakfast passes, compliments of P.O.R.T.S.
-Custom teeth bleaching kit, provided by Dr. Patrick and Angie Reineck
-Quarter page ad, donated by The Beacon
-Ride for four on a PT boat, donated by Liberty Aviation Museum
-Four Club seats for the Indians v Angels August 9, 2013 including parking, from R.J. Runge Co. Inc.
-Chartered fishing trip in Canadian waters for small mouth bass, donated by the Stouffer family
-Handmade/machine-stitched quilt, given by Terry Bodager
-Gift certificates for 100 sixty-second radio commercials, donated by WPCR/WPIB
-Ladies luncheon guided tour for 10 women, provided by Schedel Arboretum & Gardens
-Bring a friend for pampering at Moxi Salon - Spa
-Four Indians v the Astros club seats plus parking, from Meaden & Moore Ltd.
-Gift certificate for wall and ceiling painting, provided by Seaway Services
-Mabe pearl earrings, provided by Cindy Minier
-Florida Keys getaway to Key Colony Beach for up to six people, provided by the Stouffer family
-Six can crew the Teaky Hut for the Catawba Island Club Burgee Bar Race, donated by Jerald Cohen
-Gift certificates, provided by Skipper Bud’s MDI
-Sherry & Chocolates Gala Prelude, donated by Cindy Amerine
-Dayln custom rug, donated by Young's Carpet One Floor & Home
-One hundred sixty-second radio commercials from WPCR Internet Radio, provided by Greg Peiffer
-Rental services, donated from Perry Rental
-Wine party basket, donated by Karen Blizzard
-Botox gift basket, given by Stefano Dental
-Exquisite gift basket of vases and florals, from K&K Home Furnishing
-Overnight stay for six with waterpark passes, from Kalahari
-Linen services, from Morgan Linen
-Five course dinner served by Chef Michael Edwards, donated by EHOVE
-Ride on the Yankee Lady B-17, from Yankee Air Museum

Boogie Woogie Bugle Girls of Company Red begins at 6 p.m. at the Liberty Aviation Museum in Port Clinton. Hors d’oeuvres will be served while guests purchase themed trinkets for a chance to win prizes and bid on additional auction items which include a variety of gift cards for dining and entertainment, wine baskets, handyman services, jewelry, sports and recreation. Dinner will be provided by Zinc Brasserie while members of The Ohio State University Traveling Band entertain party-goers with selections from the Big Band Era and traditional OSU standards. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit local Red Cross disaster response and preparedness efforts. Please contact the Red Cross in Ottawa County office at 419-734-1100 to purchase tickets.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit, like us on Facebook at American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio or follow us on Twitter at @redcrossnwo.

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