By John Schaffner
A very nice fundraiser will be held Friday evening at The Resort at Erie Landing on Darr Hopfinger Rd.. It’s the No Name Happy Hour and 5K Run to benefit Stein Hospice and Lighthouse Sober Living. Registration starts at 5 p.m. You can call the Resort at 419-734-2460 to register in advance. All participants get a “Happy Hour” beverage … children, pets and strollers are welcome!
Actress Sarah Hernandez, who performed in the movie “Unplanned,” will be the featured guest speaker at Heartbeat of Ottawa County’s “Feel the Beat” fundraising event this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge. Classic Trendz will provide the entertainment for the Dinner/Dance. Tickets are $40 per person and can be acquired by calling 419-734-9359.
Linda O’Brian of Port Clinton is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 95 entries who successfully found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for the Magruder Hospital on Page 2B in The Beacon last week. So, Linda wins a $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we generally 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.
Benton-Carroll-Salem District citizens are invited to join Superintendent Guy Parmigian and Treasurer Cajon Keeton to attend a district coffee connection this Monday at Evolve Riverfront Café in Oak Harbor. Coffees provide an informal opportunity to introduce yourself, chat, ask questions, and learn more about the B-C-S school system and where we are heading. All district citizens are invited to attend. There are no reservations needed, and there is no cost to attend.
The last Art Walk of the season will be taking place tonight (Thursday, Sept. 26) in downtown Port Clinton. All kinds of interesting things to see and do.
Two Red Cross Bloodmobiles are scheduled this week locally. The first will be at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge on Buckeye Blvd. today (Thursday, Sept. 26) from 1-6 p.m. They will also be at Catawba Community Hall this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Give blood…save a life!
The Marblehead Merchants group is having a Sidewalk Sale this Saturday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you haven’t visited the village of Marblehead to shop lately, you owe it to yourself to take advantage of this event. The merchants of Marblehead really have something great going on.
I had a cousin who was my age pass away nearly 20 years ago from ALS. We have a local gentleman who is waging the fight against “Lou Gehrig’s Disease. His name is Chuck Dobrowolski. His friends will be holding a benefit “Shoot Out” and barbecue dinner on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Carroll Township Hall, 11080 W. Toussaint E. Rd., north of Oak Harbor. For more information, contact Connie Biro at 419-635-6729.
The Port Clinton Rotary Club is hosting their 10th Annual Rotary Pizza Challenge on Tuesday, Oct. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Mon Ami Restaurant and Winery. They are currently seeking pizza vendors to participate in the event. Contact the Challenge Chairman Duane Waite, if your business is interested in participating by providing pizzas for judging. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Magruder Hospital Foundation, with support from Port Clinton Auto Repair and The Campbell Family, is hosting the sixth annual “Bras for a Cause” 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5. The race is in honor of Mimi Campbell, the long-time Magruder employee, and Director of Nursing, who lost her battle with cancer in 2010. The race is made possible with the assistance of race day sponsors Edgewood Manor Rehabilitation & Healthcare; Ohio Living Vineyard on Catawba; and Riverview Healthcare Campus.
There will be an optional bra decorating contest at the event. Individuals, families and groups are invited to make a creative bra to display (or wear if you are feeling brave) and winners will be announced at the end of the race. There will be race awards for top male and female overall, top male and female in each age group and top three walkers.
Cost is $25 per person if pre-registered, or $30 on the day of the race. Registration material can be found in the hospital main lobby or online at magruderhospitalfoundation.eventbrite.com. For questions or more information call 419-734-3131, Ext 3147. Sign in is from 8-8:45 a.m. in the Magruder Hospital lobby with the race starting at 9 a.m. from the front of the hospital. All proceeds will benefit the Magruder Hospital Foundation for cancer patients in need.
Adult flu shots will be given in the pharmacy at Magruder Hospital this year. The pharmacy is located at the end of the same building as Urgent Care and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m .to 6 p.m. No appointment is required and the pharmacy can bill insurances, so be sure to bring your card. For pediatric flu vaccinations, please check with your primary care provider or the Ottawa County Health Department.
The apparent suicide of Patrick Myers at Put-in-Bay came as a shock to many islanders. He was the online radio voice at WPIB when he died on June 30. His friends Rudy Cooks and Christie Ontko have taken over the show and are promoting a special fundraiser on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1-5 p.m. at The Boathouse Bar and Grill for Suicide Prevention and Awareness. All are welcome.
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