The Leadership Ottawa County Class of 2019 is working hard to put on a grand Indoor Rummage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, and raise enough money to convert an old Port Clinton church into the new Family Advocacy Center and neighborhood social center at 570 S. McKinley Dr.
“We’ve got our hands full,” said Jane Taylor, one of 16 class members of Leadership Ottawa County who was handling goods dropped off last Saturday. “We have an overwhelming amount of rummage sale items, so we know we’ll be very, very busy this Saturday.”
The Indoor Rummage Sale Fundraiser is on Saturday, March 9 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 135 Adams St., Port Clinton from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Judging by the steady parade of donations last Saturday that were arriving at the church, rummage and garage sale fans from around the region will also crowd the second story hall to browse.
A feature of the Leadership Ottawa County program is that each annual class must develop a class project, and find ways to fund it. That requires plenty of time and effort by the entire class.
This year’s group investigated community needs, and found that the Family Advocacy Center in Sutton Place in Port Clinton needed more space. By renovating the church, the LOC Class could also provide a safe space where children could gather and learn new skills.
The Indoor Rummage Sale Fundraiser hosted on Saturday, March 9 by Leadership Ottawa County 2019 will be massive, with the second floor at Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Clinton already jammed for the show and sale. LOC class members sorting through all of the goods are, left to right, Emily Messino of Lakeside, Meghen Matta of Marblehead and Jane Taylor of Port Clinton. (Photo by D’Arcy Egan)