BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
Fabulous Female Boutiques in downtown Sandusky and Harbor Lights Landing is holding its second annual Warming Others campaign. Now through Saturday, Nov. 9, Kim Mazur and her crew will donate 10% of all purchases in the form of warm winter clothing, hats, gloves and scarves to area homeless individuals.
Kim was surprised when local United Way director Stacy Maple told her how many homeless individuals are in Ottawa County, prompting the shop owner to develop a way that she and her customers could provide warm, new winter clothing to those in need.
On Thanksgiving Day, United Way in Ottawa County (UWOC), along with local volunteers, will organize a community Thanksgiving Day meal for those in need.
This is the 28th year the gathering is being hosted in Port Clinton and the first time it will be organized by UWOC. Currently, UWOC is asking community members to donate ready-to-eat pies, raw turkeys or make monetary donations for the event. There are also volunteer opportunities to help prepare the meal the day before (Nov. 27) or serve it on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28.
UWOC also welcomes local businesses to donate bulk side dishes and help transport the items.
To donate or sign up to supply a ready-to-eat item for A United Thanksgiving, call UWOC’s office at 419-734-6645.
Arleen Shaffer is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 73 entries who successfully found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for Station Marblehead’s Haunted House on Page 6A in The Beacon last week. So, Arleen 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.
Main Street Port Clinton will host its annual Trick or Treat this Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-3 p.m. Over 350 children participated last year for this “Trunk or Treat” event.
A couple hours after the Trunk or Treat event is completed, Main Street is hosting their annual Halloween Pub Crawl & Ball from 7-11 p.m. This is a ticketed event and tickets can be purchased at The Baithouse, Clinton House, McCarthy’s Slater’s. Rosie’s and Mr. Ed’s, as well as the Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce. Good opportunity to try out the new MORA rules!
The office of Dr. Patrick Reineck at 232 E. Second Street in Port Clinton is accepting donations of small, new stuffed animals to be used to comfort children during EMS rides for the local EMS. Donations will be accepted until Nov. 1.
Port Clinton’s City-Wide Fall Clean-Up will be held this Saturday, Oct. 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Waterworks Park. This is for larger items you may need to get rid of. Items “not accepted” will be TVs, hazardous waste, paint, computers, tires or construction materials like shingles.
The Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Resort at Erie Landing. It is a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Jessica Schenk Scholar/Athlete Memorial Scholarship. Pre-registration is $27 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under. For more information and for registration, search Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase online.