BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
Generosity abounds in Ottawa County. The B-C-S Board of Education last week accepted with gratitude the following donations: $20 for four sets of megablocks to benefit the indoor recess cart at R.C. Waters Elementary from Veronica Buehler; 30 crocheted hats presented to R.C. Waters for children who need a warm hat from Betty Buehler; 50 knitted hats were accepted from Ron Krieger; $632 was accepted from Northern Manufacturing to pay off all student lunch debt; $500 from Oak Harbor Young Farmers to benefit the Food Service Helping Fund split between the three schools; $3,000 from E.J. Croll to benefit Softball; $15,950 from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club to benefit the Oak Harbor Athletic Hall of Fame, and $924 from the Oak Harbor Athletic Booster Club for extra girls softball pants.
The Humane Society of Ottawa County will be busy with fundraisers this month. Saturday, March 15 will be a big Spaghetti Dinner at Ciao Bella Restaurant on SR 53 in Harbor Lights Landing. On March 21 they will benefit from a big Breakfast Party at the Oliver H. Perry Masonic Lodge at 118 Monroe Street in Port Clinton from 8 to 11 a.m.
Gertrudes Gonzalez is the winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest She was chosen from among 90 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Resort at Erie Landing on Page 3B in last week’s Beacon. So, Gertrudes 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 … www.thebeacon.net … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.
The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus will continue their tradition of Lenten Fish Fries each Friday during Lent, including Good Friday. The fish fries are held at the Denny Bergeman Hall at 109 E. Perry St. in downtown Port Clinton from 4 to 7 pm.
The fish fry includes all you can eat hand breaded fish, French fries, coleslaw, mac and cheese, applesauce, lemonade, coffee and a variety of desserts. The cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information visit their website at: www.kofc1750.org.
Also, the St. Joseph/Marblehead K of C will be serving Lake Erie Perch and Pierogis at the church hall on the following Fridays from 5-7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 27 and April 3.
The Port Clinton K of C will also host Pancake Breakfasts at Denny Bergeman Hall on March 15, April 26 and May 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s the staff against the students Friday night (March 6) at Danbury High School. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is hosted by the Danbury Parent/Teacher Community Organization.
Benton-Carroll-Salem School District will hold a Kindergarten Information and Registration Night for parents of incoming kindergarten students tonight (Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m.). During this meeting, parents will receive enrollment paperwork, information about kindergarten, tour the building, and will sign up for a screening appointment.
The Ottawa County Republican Party will hold their Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, March 19 at Catawba Island Club, starting at 6 p.m. Captain Guy Gruters, a pilot who was a Prisoner of War for 5 years during the Vietnam War, will speak on the “Price of Freedom” and Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague will talk about the importance of the 2020 elections.
The cost is $50 per person. George Wilbur will be recognized for his 40 years of public service as Port Clinton Law Director. The Deadline for RSVPs is March 13. Please contact ShirLee Eberle for reservations: 419-310-3182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are still on sale for the Marblehead Purse Bingo event on Saturday, March 7 at Danbury School. The event is hosted by the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce and the Danbury Parent Teacher Organization.
Congratulations to Lauren Wheeler of Port Clinton who earned the “Honors List” at Mercy College in Youngstown. Lauren is seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Magruder Hospital will offer their monthly screening on the second Thursday of every month starting at 9 a.m. in the lab. The test is a venipuncture/blood draw rather than a finger stick, and will include a Basic Metabolic Panel (glucose, BUN/Creatinine, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, CO2, etc.) and a Lipid profile (Total Cholesterol/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), as well as a Blood Pressure check. The cost is $16.
The next screening will be March 12, and appointments can be made by calling 419-734-3131 ext. 3420. Also, Magruder Hospital will host the monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group on Monday, March 9, at 9 a.m. in the Conference Center. Meeting on the second Monday of each month, the group provides helpful tips, education, encouragement and resources to family, friends and caregivers of anyone dealing with dementia and memory loss. For more information about this program as well as other support groups, events and screenings, go to www.magruderhospital.com and click on the events calendar.