Gem Beach to rock on Saturday, Aug. 17 Featured

Gem Beach Rocks VI is fast approaching. At Gem Beach on Catawba Island on Aug. 17, from noon to 8 p.m., celebrants will gather on the shores of Lake Erie to enjoy a day filled with music, food and cold beverages.     

Guest Emcee is The Honorable Kathleen Giesler, Judge of the Ottawa County Probate Juvenile Court.

The headliner band is Wally and the Beavs, along with The Reese Dailey Band, Ronnie Howard with Cruisin’, and The Junk, classic rock and roll music all day. 

This year there will be a festival flair with new food vendors and crafters, and 50/50 drawings for cash prizes will be held throughout the day. Title sponsors for this all day rock ‘n roll concert are FriendShip Food Stores, MIX 102.7 WCPZ – 100.9 COAST COUNTRY – EAGLE 99 – 92.1 THE WOLF – WLEC 1450AM, The Beacon, WPCR Port Clinton Radio, Gem Beach Marina, Lake Erie Shores and Islands, USG, Janotta & Herner, Hart Advertising, and Croghan Colonial Bank. Admission is $10 and all proceeds benefit United Way in Ottawa County. 

Tickets are on sale now at the United Way Office in The Sutton Center, Gem Beach Marina Store, FriendShip BP at SR 53 & 250, FriendShip Marathon on Perry Street, The Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center on State Rte 53 or at the gate.

Also at Gem Beach Rocks this year is the debut of United Way’s Caring Club card, which rewards those who donate $13 a month to United Way with a Caring Club card for discounts at participating business in Lucas, Wood and Ottawa County. 

For more information go to or call 419.734.6645. Want to volunteer at Gem Beach Rocks? Kristen Gerwin at 419.734.6645 will find a spot for you. Follow on Face Book @ Gem Beach Rocks.

All proceeds stay in Ottawa County to fund United Way Programs.

United Way in Ottawa County changes lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health. Starting at the root, United Way addresses the circumstances that destabilize communities. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. You can give, you can advocate, and you can volunteer – that’s how to LIVE UNITED. For more information, visit

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