Familiar faces back in Port Clinton as alumni gather this weekend

Sep 22, 2021 | Around Ottawa County, Featured | 0 comments

There will be plenty of old faces enjoying a rapidly-changing Port Clinton for the new few days as the Port Clinton High School Alumni Weekend begins on Friday, Sept. 24, an event held once every three years. This year’s theme is for generations of alumni  to “Rally, Reconnect and Rediscover.”

There are numerous events planned around the area this weekend, and various decades of alumni will gather at designated locations in downtown Port Clinton on Saturday evening. The 1960s alumni will now gather at A La Carte After Hours, a late change in location.  Details can be found at www.pccsd.net under the Alumni tab.

Call Jan Gluth at 419-732-2102, Ext. 8 for more information or check out the PCHS Alumni Facebook page at www.facebook.com/portclintonalumni. Whether it’s been five years or 50 years since former students have visited Port Clinton, the PCHS Alumni Association hopes they all will join an Alumni Weekend filled with memories, laughter and fun.

This year’s list of events will include:

Alumni Band Night is Friday, and more than 100 alumni have already registered. Registration is open until Thursday, Sept. 23 at www.pccsd.net under the alumni link.  At 7 p.m. on Friday it’s time to rally at True-Lay Stadium as the Redskins host Edison. The  game will also be available via livestream on the big screen at Meals on Madison in Downtown Port Clinton.

Saturday is Port Clinton Day. At 10 a.m. rediscover Port Clinton High School. Tour the new Athletic Boosters Field House from 11 a.m. until noon with new Wrestling Coach Adam Hicks. PCHS alumni wrestlers will want to stop by and say hello to Coach Tom Fisher who will also be in attendance. The girl’s soccer team (9 a.m.) and the boy’s soccer team(11 a.m.) will scrimmage on Saturday at Bassett’s Field. Admission is $7.

Also on Saturday, head downtown to see school memorabilia at the Ottawa County Museum from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Explore the shops and dining, then take a walk to the Port Clinton Lighthouse and the Lake Erie Love sign.

The Decade Gatherings in Downtown Port Clinton and Pub Crawl on Saturday is from 5-7 p.m. Decade assignments are: 1940’s & 1950’s – McCarthy’s; 1960’s – Ala Carte After Hours; 1970’s:  Clinton House; 1980’s – Brick House; 1990’s – Rosie’s; 2000’s – Bait House; 2010’s – Gristmill.

On Saturday at 7 p.m. all alumni gather by the stage at Meals on Madison to rally and mingle with a live band. Before the night is over sing the fight song and alma mater.

Sunday is Catawba Day. There is so much to see and do on the Catawba Peninsula, including a visit to the Catawba Museum from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Catawba Island Historical Society is opening Union Chapel just for PCHS alumni. Theo Dunham will be on hand to record alumni video memories for the museum archives.

From noon-3 p.m. enjoy Twin Oast Brewery. The beautiful grounds and facility located on the center of the Catawba Peninsula is the perfect setting to catch up with classmates and friends. Various seating areas are available or bring your own lawn chairs.

Then it’s farewell until the next PCHS Alumni Weekend in 2024!

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