Tell Tales 10-15-20

Oct 14, 2020 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

The Port Clinton High School Marching Band received a generous donation from Hal and Diane (Warnke) Hawk to help purchase new band uniforms for the PCHS Marching Band. Port Clinton City School District is grateful for the Hawk family. Their generosity supports the band program in loving memory of Earl E. Warnke, Diane’s father, who instilled the love of music in thousands of students during his many years as the Port Clinton High School Band Director.

In 2010, they sponsored the Earl E. Warnke Music Center at PCHS, a state of the art band room. The Hawks’ most recent $50,000 donation will help to purchase new band uniforms, however, fundraising efforts are underway to replace all the current uniforms which are twenty years old. Band uniform fundraising postcards were mailed, by the Port Clinton Music Boosters, to school district residents.

If you did not receive a postcard and would like to find out how to donate, please contact Rod Miller, PCHS Band Director, at 419-734-2147 or for more information. The donor form and additional information is available under the news section at

The Danbury Schools Parent Teacher Community Organization and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are partnering for their Inaugural Annual Reverse Raffle Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 14. This event was supposed to take place last April and had to be postponed due to the pandemic.

Tickets are $125 and include one dinner and dessert and a chance to win $10,000! Extra dinner tickets are available for $25. Limited tickets are still available at the Chamber office or by calling Teri Cassell to make other arrangements at 419-702-7492.

A drive through dinner pickup will be from 5-6:30 p.m. catered by 1812 Food & Spirits. A 50/50 raffle will also be available, and you won’t have to leave your car. A Virtual Live Feed of the Reverse Raffle will begin at 7 p.m., which you can watch at home. If you would like to reserve a table at Erie Social Shuffleboard Club to watch on the big screen with friends and family, call Teri at the Chamber to make a reservation. You will be able to bring your catered meal in with you from 1812 Food & Spirits.

Margaret Baker of Catawba was chosen from among 125 entries who found Wylie in the ad for the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce on Page 4B in last week’s Beacon. So, Margaret wins our weekly $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 … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

Halloween will be held in Port Clinton on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m., and city officials have tips for those giving or getting treats. If you are going to hand out treats, turn your porch light on, spread factory-wrapped treats on a table outside, practice social distancing, wear a mask and offer hand sanitizer.

Kids looking for treats should travel in family or close-knit groups of less than 10 people, wear a mask, visit only family or friends, social distance from other trick or treaters, do not enter a resident and take along hand sanitizer. Good Halloween advice no matter where you live!

Have too many private documents and no way to dispose of them?

This Saturday, Oct 17, is Community Shred Day at Ida Rupp Public Library in Port Clinton from 9 a.m.-noon. The Friends of Ida Rupp Public Library are hosting the free Community Shredding Day, which has a limit of four boxes per vehicle.

To participate, load documents in the trunk or rear of your car. Pull into the library parking lot using the 3rd Street entrance and follow the directional signs to the shredding truck. Remain in your vehicle as staff or volunteers remove your boxes from your trunk or rear of your vehicle to take them to the truck to be shredded. The empty boxes will be returned.

More than 1,900 students graduated with bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees from Ohio University for summer semester 2020. Students included: Michael Leow of Port Clinton graduated with a Master of Business Administration; Alexis Mitchell of Marblehead, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health; Ali Mustafa of Marblehead, graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.

The Class of 1960 of the Salem-Oak Harbor High School recently held its 60th Class Reunion. The event was held on Sept. 26 at at the Historic Hotel Lakeside. Louise Fought, former typing/shorthand teacher was the special guest. Salem-Oak Harbor High School students attended the building that now houses Oak Harbor Middle School on Church Street. Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools Superintendent Guy Parmigian remarked: “I am proud of the sense of community and pride that continues to bring our graduates together. Hats off to the Class of 1960!”

Otterbein SeniorLife resident Beth Infield celebrates the cooler weather baking pies.

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