By John Schaffner
A whole bunch of local Republicans are headed to Fremont Friday evening for a very special Tri-County Lincoln Day Dinner. The keynote speaker for the evening will be feisty congressman Jim Jordan, a real fan favorite and often featured on Fox News.
I actually saw him wrestle in high school when he was winning state championships in the 1970s. Our Republican friends will also hear comments from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French.
The members of the Leadership Ottawa County Class of 2019 will be at Trinity Methodist Church in Port Clinton this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to collect donated items for their Indoor Rummage Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are seeking donations such as gently used toys, furniture, kitchen and housewares, holiday decor, books, clothing, sports and outdoor equipment. They cannot accept computers, mattresses or car seats.
Russell Knight is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. He was chosen from among 73 contestants who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Russell Realty on Page 8 in last week’s Beacon. So Russell 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.
This Sunday, March 3 at 7 p.m. is the 6th Annual A Cappella Showcase at Port Clinton High School’s Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds go to benefit the performing groups. This year’s showcase will feature Vermilion’s Soundsation, New Reigel’s Jacket Company, and Port Clinton High School’s Touch of Class. Touch of Class earned first place at the International Championship of High School A Cappella Quarterfinal competition in January. Touch of Class is under the direction of PCHS Choir Director Eric Watts.
The Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, the Danbury Athletic Boosters and the Danbury Parent Teacher Community Organization are combining to sponsor the Marblehead Purse Bingo event on Saturday, March 9 at St. Mary’s Social Hall. Tickets are $40 each, which includes 16 games of bingo and a buffet dinner provided by 1812 Restaurant.
Tables will be reserved for tickets purchased in groups of 8 only. Tickets can be purchased at the Chamber office, Genoa Bank and Holiday Inn Express.
There will be a free hip screening at the Magruder Orthopedic Clinic on Friday, March 15, from 1 to 3 p.m. The screening will include an x-ray, consultation with Orthopedic Surgeons Dr. J. Andrew Huddleston or Dr. Gary Kresge, a chance to meet with a Physical Therapist and have other questions answered about post-surgical needs participants might have.
Also, Magruder Hospital’s Nutrition Department is celebrating National Nutrition Month throughout March and the theme is “Eat Right, Live Right, Feel Right.” There will be a display in the café that will have a recipe showcased several times during the month, and chances to win prizes.
Finally, the Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet in the Magruder Conference Center on Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. Michele Mueller from the Magruder Foundation & VIP Club, will talk about trips, events and upcoming programs. For more information, call 419-607- 6028 or 419-607-6021.