Congratulations to Phillip Bolte, who received the Oliver True Award Saturday evening at Port Clinton Yacht Club. That award goes to a nominee who worked above and beyond for the good of the club. Park McRitchie won the Shark Trophy for Sailor of the Year. Grant Dunfee was named the Junior Sailor of the year.
Benton-Carroll-Salem school superintendent Guy Parmigian recently attended a meeting of the Ottawa County Family and Children First Council and wanted to share a few things. There is a small new food pantry available 24/7 just outside the Joyful Connections building at 8200 SR 163 (directly across from the county engineer’s office) in Oak Harbor. You can just help yourself if food is needed.
For families and individuals in need, there continues to be rental/housing/utility assistance available from the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP), formerly known as WSOS. They can be reached online or at 1-800-775-9767,
This coming weekend is a big one for the local economy. It’s the Cleveland Boat Show at the IX Center. It all takes place today (Thursday) through Sunday, Jan. 15.
The Port Clinton annual March for Life is Sunday, Jan. 22 and follows the return of local participants attending the National March weekend in Washington, D.C. The March proceeds from Waterworks Park at 1 p.m., snow or shine. Stops include St. John Lutheran and Immaculate Conception Churches and the Memorial to the Unborn. Returning to Denny Bergeman Hall for refreshments, people will share experiences from the National March.
The first free ELMS community meal of the New Year will be Thursday, Jan. 19 at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on E. Second Street in Port Clinton. They will feature the traditional menu of pork/kraut/potatoes and all the trimmings compliments of St. Thomas and Peace Lutheran Churches. Carry-outs only.
The Port Clinton High School Drama Club announces the 2023 Spring musical production will be Anastasia! With the large ensemble cast and multiple roles, additional costumes are needed. The Port Clinton Drama Club is asking the community to look in their closets to donate clothing items that will assist with the costuming of this production set in 1927. Donations may be brought to the Port Clinton Main Office now until Feb. 15 during school hours.
Examples of clothing are included on the district website www.pccsd.net under the news section. More information about the production will follow. Save the date to see the talented cast on stage at the Port Clinton Performing Arts Center, Friday, March 17 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Port Clinton High School Cheerleaders have scheduled their annual Kiddie Clinic during basketball season for children in 3-year-old preschool (must be potty trained) through Grade 5. The clinic will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9-11 a.m. in the Port Clinton High School Cafeteria. Participants will have the opportunity to cheer on Saturday, Jan. 28 at halftime of the varsity game vs. Eastwood. The cost for the clinic is $25 and includes cheer instruction, snack, and a free T-shirt. Participants must complete and return a registration form by Friday, Jan. 13 to the Bataan Memorial or ICS office in order to receive a T-shirt. Registration flyers will be sent home with elementary students or are available online at www.pccsd.net.
Congratulations to Faith Chapman, a 2022 graduate of Port Clinton High School and a student at The Ohio State University The engineering major is on the Dean’s List for the fall semester.