By John Schaffner
Two Ottawa County citizens of prominence passed away last week. Chris Galvin’s funeral was held last Friday, and there was a huge gathering for her at Immaculate Conception. She was an amazing person who, mostly behind the scenes, did so much for us as Director of the Ottawa County United Way. Also passing was former long-time principal at Bataan School, John Rofkar. Like Chris, he too left an indelible mark on so many people. Both will be sorely missed.
Happy Birthday last Tuesday to former Port Clinton Mayor Debbie Hymore-Tester. I think she turned 39 . . . again. Also, Dr. Mark Hablitzel will be 39 . . . again . . . on Saturday!
Whoops, we did it again! Our production people forgot to hide Wylie in last week’s Beacon. Fortunately, we had 81 people figure it out. Jenna Ziegan of Port Clinton is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. Jenna wins 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.
There will be a special Teen Summer Job Fair at Oak Harbor High School on Monday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It is hosted by Ohio Means Jobs and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.
Speaking of Oak Harbor, the Annual Easter Egg Hunt for the Village will be Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m. in Adolphus Kraemer Park across from the Post Office. It is open to all children ages 12 and under.
What used to be the annual Red Cross Golf Tournament for 24 years is now a benefit for Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa County. It will be held at Oak Harbor Golf Course at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The rain date is April 27. Actually, it is their 33rd Annual Scramble and is sponsored by our friends from Materion. For more information, contact Chuck Benes at 419-898-1493 or Debi Heiks at 419-734-7074.
Ottawa County Family & Children First Council will host a Countywide Family Fun Fair on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held at Bataan elementary school in Port Clinton. There will be themed activities for the kids and information for families about local services. The theme of the event is Disney’s Toy Story.
Magruder Hospital will host the monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group on Monday, April 8, at 9 a.m. in the Conference Center. Meeting on the second Monday of each month, the group provides helpful tips, education, encouragement and resources to family, friends and caregivers of anyone dealing with dementia and memory loss. For more information about this program as well as other support groups, events and screenings, go to www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.
Magruder Hospital will offer its monthly screening on the second Thursday of every month starting at 9 a.m. in the lab. The test is a venipuncture/blood draw rather than a finger stick, and will include a Basic Metabolic Panel (glucose, BUN/Creatinine, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, CO2, etc.) and a Lipid profile (Total Cholesterol/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), as well as a Blood Pressure check. The cost is $16. The next screening will be April 11, and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3420.
Advance Ride Tickets for the 2019 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now on sale. Each ride ticket is $40 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend. The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 23 to Monday, May 27 at Waterworks Park. Each Advance Ride Ticket enters you to win a $100 gift card. Two gift cards will be given away. Deadline to purchase Advance Ride Tickets is Thursday, May 23 at 5 p.m. Please make checks payable to Main Street Port Clinton. You can purchase the Advance Ride Tickets at the Port Clinton Chamber office at 110 Madison Street and Great Lakes Popcorn located at 60 N. Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton.
Hannah Roberts of Port Clinton has been named to the Dean’s List at John Carroll University for the Fall 2018 semester. Students eligible for the Dean’s List must have completed a minimum of 12 semester hours within one semester and have a quality grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
The Annual Lenten Fish Fries, hosted by the Port Clinton K of C is each Friday during Lent at Denny Bergeman Hall on W. Perry Street. The Knights of St. Joseph/Marblehead will be serving Lake Erie Perch and Perogies on April 12 from 5-7 p.m. in the St. Joseph Church Hall at 822 Barclay St. in Marblehead. Dinners are $14 and sandwiches are $7.50.
The City of Port Clinton Recreation Dept. and The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce are seeking donations for the annual Port Clinton Easter Egg Hunt to be held Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. at Lakeview Park. Preparations are underway to buy candy and prizes, fill eggs, and prepare prize baskets. Monetary donations, candy and prizes are all needed and may be sent or dropped of to Port Clinton City Hall, 1868 E. Perry St. Port Clinton. Or, if preferred, donations can be picked up by contacting Rachel Klimentov to firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-734-5522.