By John Schaffner
Please take a look at, and save our 24-page “Focus on Ottawa County” supplement this week. Lots of good info there. By the way, delivery of The Beacon just might be a bit difficult this week given the frigid cold temperatures on Wednesday. In order to get your paper in your driveway, they have to keep the windows open!
So please be patient. Thanks.
We made a mistake on the date for the Wish-Upon-A-Cure Princess Party benefiting the American Cancer Society. It will be held Saturday, March 16 at the Community Market VFW Hall in Oak Harbor, not March 18 as I reported last week. There will be food, games, activities and raffle prizes plus an appearance by Cinderella and Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Tickets are $15 per child, limited to the first 75. For tickets contact Tami Coppes at 419-270-2194. They will be selling tickets for raffles at the party for $1 per ticket, 6/$5 and 15/$10. After they sell out of all 75 tickets there will be a drawing and two little girls will win a Belle or a Cinderella dress to wear to the party!! The princesses attending will need to bring their ticket to be entered into a special drawing at the party.
Mary Triska of Catawba is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. Mary was chosen from among 70 contestants who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for the Slater’s on Page 10 in last week’s Beacon. So Mary is the winner of a $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we 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.
Kayla Piacentino has enrolled at the University of Findlay for the spring term to pursue a masters degree in education. In other college news, Makayla Wagner of Oak Harbor, class of 2017, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ashland University. She is majoring in Biology. Katelyn Wirkner of Oak Harbor was named to the University of Dayton’s ‘s Dean’s List. Finally, Drew Kopchak of Port Clinton has been named to Baldwin Wallace’s Dean List. Job well done all.
Congratulations to the Port Clinton High School “Touch of Class” vocal group. They earned first place at the International A Capella quarterfinal competition held at PCHS on Jan. 18. That is quite an honor, and they move on in the A Capella National Competition.
The Port Clinton High School cheerleaders will be hosting their annual Kiddie Clinic for Saturday, February 16. It’s open for youngsters for children ages 4 to 5th grade. It all gets started at 10 a.m. in the PCHS Cafeteria. Participants will be allowed to cheer with the varsity cheerleaders for the game against Clyde that evening. The cost for the clinic is $20 which includes instruction, a snack and a t-shirt.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Music Boosters will host their 5th Annual Dueling Piano fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor VFW Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
They will feature the musical talents of Main Street Dueling Pianos, a high energy, all request sing-a-long. Tickets are $35 per person, which includes dinner, dessert and beverages. It is a 21 and over event. Contact Tina at 419-367-0368 for tickets.
The Magruder Hospital VIP Club will host a 10-day trip to Nova Scotia in June. Cost for the trip is $1,289 for double occupancy. For more information, call Michele at 419-734-3131 (Ext. 3147). Also, the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet in the Magruder Hospital Conference Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m.
This time of year, The Beacon starts getting a little “skinny” thanks to our seasonal marketplace. However, we want to encourage all of our readers to please regularly check out our website, www.thebeacon.net. What we can’t fit on the pages of the newspaper, we will always try to fit on the pages of our website. Thanks.