Catawba Garden Club raffle nets $2,770 for projects

Aug 24, 2022 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

Catawba Island Garden Club Raffle Committee Chairmen Dorthy Baker, left, and Rose Markel have club president Jodi Hawk pick this year’s big winner of a Catawba Island Club golf outing for four and dinner, John “J” Bou-Sliman. (Photo by D’Arcy Patrick Egan)

The annual Catawba Island Garden Club was a winner all around this month, with the club officials earning $2,770 for its community projects and Port Clinton realtor John “J” Bou-Sliman of Weichert Realtors/Morgan Realty Group winning a deluxe foursome of golf at the prestigious Catawba Island Club.

The top prize included a foursome of golf carts, 18 holes of golf and lunch at Catawba Island Club donated by Chairman & CEO Jim Stouffer.

The Catawba island Garden Club awarded the prizes at the John Braun Park community shelter recently, and covered the club’s many beautification community projects around the Catawba Peninsula. The club was established in 1933 and has 42 members, and hosts a Catawba Island Plant Sale each May to fund projects, as well as its annual raffle.

The club has been praised for the 10 sophisticated benches it has installed at the West Harbor Public Boat Launch; Heigel Park’s playground and snow hill; Catawba Island Cemetery; Miller Ferry Dock; Cedar Meadow Preserve; Lakeview Park’s Flagship Collaborative Play Place; and West Harbor Landing, where four of the beautiful benches overlook the landing platform and waters.

The club’s planting projects have beautified the Catawba Island Historical Society Museum; John Braun Park, Lake Erie Foundation, Port Clinton Lighthouse and the West Harbor Landing/Ottawa National Wildlife Preserve.

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