BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
Brotherhood of Pasta and the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus present their 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner this Saturday, Nov. 2. They are serving 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the school gym at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 Madison St., Port Clinton. Tickets are $10 and includes dinner, drink and dessert. Kids under 7 eat FREE! Carry Out Available!
Wreaths Across America Ottawa County will be having its 4th annual Fun Run for Wreaths at 9 a.m. this Saturday, Nov. 2, at East Harbor State Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. at the Lockwood Shelter House. There will be a door prize, runners’ gifts, snacks and lots more. The organization honors fallen veterans at Christmas every year by placing a wreath at their graves throughout Ottawa County and across America. Those ceremonies will be held this year on Saturday, Dec. 14.
Debbie Geller is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 60 entries who successfully discovered Wylie was missing from last week’s issue. So, Debbie wins a $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we generally hide Wylie Walleye in an ad and our readers, when one of them finds him, can either bring in a contest entry cut out of the paper or log onto our website … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning the contest.
The mandatory Ohio High School Athletic Association pre-season winter meeting will be Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Harbor High School Cafeteria. The parents of athletes in grades 7-12 who did not attend the fall meeting need to attend the 7 p.m. portion, followed by the individual team meetings that begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Parents that attended the fall OHSAA meeting only need to show up for the individual sport meeting around 7:30 p.m.
Leadership Ottawa County began its October class at the Ottawa County Transportation Center near Oak Harbor. Class members are in the process of identifying possible class projects and will soon be determining their project for the year.
Three community leaders presented their proposals to the class for their consideration for this year’s Leadership Ottawa County class project. Those presenting included Kristen Gerwin, Mobility Management Program Coordinator with the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership; Connie Cornett, Executive Director with the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center; and Debi Heiks, Executive Director from Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County.
After lunch, members heard from Jamie Beier-Grant, Ottawa County Improvement Corporation Director and Chief Master Sergeant, Patrick Wahlers with the United States Air Force. The day ended with a trip to Lakeview Park in Port Clinton to view the playground constructed by the 200th Red Horse Squadron from Camp Perry.
Main Street Port Clinton recently awarded a check for $5,000 to Bill and Lisa Black to purchase new siding for the front of their building at 221 S. Madison St. as part of its Downtown Improvement Grant Program. Since 2013, Main Street has awarded $110,000 in grants, all made possible from funds generated from the Walleye Festival.
Congratulations to Otterbein North Shore for receiving a Bronze Employer of Choice designation from LeadingAge Ohio. They are one of only 23 organizations statewide that were honored among the LeadingAge Ohio’s more than 400 members.
The volunteers at the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop invite everyone to the Holiday Gift Shop Open House on Friday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served all day. The store will have 20% off merchandise, including a variety of items for the household and entertaining, apparel, children’s gifts, jewelry and brand name items such as Stonewall Kitchen, The Naked Bee, Noelle, Mona B, Woodwick, and Michel Design Works.
The Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at The Resort at Erie Landing. It is a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Jessica Schenk Scholar/Athlete Memorial Scholarship. Pre-registration is $27 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information and for registration, search Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase online.
On Thanksgiving Day, United Way in Ottawa County (UWOC,) along with local volunteers, will organize a community-wide Thanksgiving Day meal for those in need.
This is the 28th year of the gathering being hosted in Port Clinton and the first that will be organized by UWOC. Currently, UWOC is asking community members to donate ready-to-eat pies, raw turkeys or make monetary donations for the event. There are also volunteer opportunities to help prepare the meal the day before (Nov. 27) or serve the Thanksgiving Day meals (Nov. 28). UWOC also welcomes local businesses to donate bulk side dishes and assist with the transportation of items. To donate or sign up to supply a ready-to-eat item for “A United Thanksgiving,” call the UWOC’s office at 419-734-6645.
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