The American Red Cross recently put out an urgent request for blood donors as their supplies locally were running very thin. The Bloodmobile will be making three local visits. On Friday, Feb. 18 they will be at the Holiday Inn Express on SR 53 just north of SR 163 from noon to 6 p.m. They will be in Oak Harbor at St. John Lutheran Church, 122 Ottawa St. on Friday, Feb. 25 from noon to 6 p.m. They will also be making a rare visit to the school gym at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment at any of these bloodmobiles, call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Recently retired Port Clinton Football Coach Beau Carmon and 41 area star football athletes — including Oak Harbor fullback and linebacker Jack Zeitzheim — will be honored by the National Football Foundation at its Toledo Wistert Chapter banquet on Wednesday, March 9 at the Seagate Centre in Toledo. The featured speaker will be Ohio State Head Football Coach Ryan Day. The local chapter will also be awarding over $20,000 in scholarships to past scholar athletes. For tickets ($50) contact www.nfftoledo.com by Feb. 25.
Linda Brilla of Bay Township was selected from among 118 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Port Clinton Auto Repair on Page 8 in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Linda, the winner of 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 … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.
The Oak Harbor American Legion Post 114, 221 Park St., Oak Harbor have figured out a way to spotlight comedy and its famous spaghetti dinners. The post is hosting its annual Comedy Night and Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m., followed by comedians at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at 419-898-5888.
The busiest of seasons for the Friends of Magee Marsh Gift Shop, which is located in the Bird Center at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area, is spring. That is when birders from around Ohio and the country make the scene to enjoy the Biggest Week in American Birding. To handle the crowds, more gift shop volunteers are needed from March through May when the gift shop is open.
A training session for volunteers will be held Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m. Reserve a spot for training day by emailing email@example.com. The gift shop is scheduled to be closed on June 1 through March 2023 for a complete makeover of the gift shop.
The Marblehead Chamber of Commerce will have its 2nd annual Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Walk on Saturday, Feb. 12, so bring your favorite Valentine or Galentine and waltz down Main Street during the fun event! Visit the quaint shops and restaurants in downtown Marblehead and Lakeside Chautauqua. Get your official walking card stamped to be included in a prize drawing. Call the Chamber Office to reserve your tickets at 419-702-7492.
Ottawa County Transitional Housing, Inc. is holding a fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 12. They will host a “Winter Wonderland Ball” at the Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge from 7-11 p.m. Tickets will go on sale soon at $35 per person and $60 per couple. They can be purchased at Visions in the Port Clinton Plaza or from TDH Enterprises inside the Sutton Center. The ticket price includes hot hors’doeuvres, soft drinks, tea or coffee. A cash bar will also be available.
Congratulations to Meabh Cadigan of Port Clinton who was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2021 semester at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Seth Vargo of Port Clinton completed requirements for a degree from Trine University in Angola, Ind. at the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Vargo earned a degree in Marketing at Trine.
Four local students were named to the Dean’s List at Miami University in Oxford, three from Port Clinton were: Connor Bechtel, Nick Perry and Isabelle Rospert. Charlie Farmer from Oak Harbor was also named.