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Pyrate Fest invades Put-in-Bay

Caption: Nicole DeFreitas, Ty Winchester and Felipe Sanchez all worked hard, together, to help make this event a success.

This year the sixth annual Pyrate Fest took place on Put-in-Bay June 20-23. 60 historical re-enactors from six states participated in the events. The festival kicks off starting with an invasion of pirates led by Pyrate King Mad Dog and his ruthless crew. There are many festivities over the weekend, even a Pyrate Costume Contest with a dream vacation prize.

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Put-in-Bay Chamber thanks tourism partners

On Saturday, June 21, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce held a cocktail reception thanking their tourism partners throughout the area. The event was held aboard the U.S. Brig Niagara which was stationed at Fox Dock. Roughly 125 partners from Marblehead, Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay and the Lake Erie Shores and Islands Visitor’s Center were in attendance.

“This is our way of saying thanks,” said Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau member Nicole DeFreitas. “Working together with other communities to promote tourism is very important to us.”

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The Amazing Raise raises money for Joyful Connections and CASA

Photos by Rob Zajac

On Saturday, June 14, thirty three teams traveled to Put-in-Bay to participate in the Amazing Raise to benefit Joyful Connections and Ottawa County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates). The thirty three teams, which more than doubled the number of last year’s fifteen teams, were made up of 160 people. The teams traveled the island to eight different locations and at each location they were asked to complete a task to earn a clue for their next destination.

In addition to the eight main destinations, there were master challenges including having teams ask for donations from residents with the most cash raised getting a prize.

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