By John Schaffner
This Friday (Aug. 16) and the following Monday (Aug. 19) will be The Salvation Army’s “Tools for School” distribution days. They will be distributing the book bags and school supplies that have been donated. The hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Happy 50th Anniversary to our good friends and classmates Jim and Bernie Puffenberger and Happy 53rd Anniversary to Ted and Jill Wierzba.
Voting has officially begun for the 2019 “Best of the Best” of Ottawa County, hosted annually by The Beacon. The ballot is posted in The Beacon as well as online at www.thebeacon.net.
Kathy Marquard of Put-in-Bay is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. She was chosen from among 113 entries who successfully found our friendly fish hidden inside the ad for Nagoya on Page 8A in The Beacon last week. So Kathy wins a $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 the contest.
Whoops!!! Playmakers Civic Theater in Port Clinton planned a pre-season performance of “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class” a “Nunsense” musical for next Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25. Unfortunately, they didn’t take into account the PCHS home football game on Friday night. So, the Friday performance has been cancelled for Aug. 23. But the Saturday and Sunday shows will be spectacular!
Port Clinton High School Marching Band Alumni are invited to dust off their horns and drumsticks and join in the fun of the Annual Alumni Band Night, performing with the PCHS Marching Band at halftime of the football game vs. Bellevue on Aug. 30. To get involved, visit the PCHS website at www.pccsd.net and find the link to online registration under the “News” section or Alumni link.
There will be a “Digital Empowerment” meeting tonight (Thursday Aug. 15) from 6–7 PM at OHHS Auditorium. The topic will be online safety. This event is open to all B-C-S parents. The intended audience is for parents only — not students. The talk will be from Retired Captain Scott Frank who will speak about things like the “dark web,” and talk to parents about how to keep your child safe online from predators, identity theft, and other hazards.
David Nicke will be the featured performer at the Adams Street Gazebo this Friday from 6-7:30 p.m. This is the regularly scheduled Riverfront Live event sponsored by Main Street Port Clinton that had to be moved due to high water issues.
The 3rd Annual Port Clinton Lighthouse and Maritime Festival will be held this Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Waterworks Park just east of downtown Port Clinton. There will be entertainment and refreshments all day plus many other events, including “Historical Talks” starting at 12 Noon. They are looking for artists to paint a portrait of the lighthouse on Friday, with the winner receiving a ribbon and $100 cash prize. For more information, log onto www.portclintonlighthouse.org.
On Monday, Aug. 19 at noon, Magruder Hospital will host an educational luncheon in the Conference Center. Magruder’s accounting and finance staff will present a program on “Hospital Pricing and Billing.” Learn how billing and insurances work, and how to stay on top of it all. This luncheon is part of a monthly education series in the hospital’s conference center, which features a different topic and speaker each month. The luncheon series is open to the public and the cost is $6. The program is free if you do not wish to have lunch. An RSVP for the August program is required by noon on Friday, Aug. 16 by calling 419-732-4061.
Also, the Magruder Hospital Auxiliary will have a jewelry sale and repair event in the hospital’s main lobby on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Corporate Jewelers out of Stow, Ohio will be doing the sale and repairs, as well as a gold and silver buy-back for those who are interested. They can size rings, repair chains, tip prongs, replace clasps, replace watch batteries and much more. For more information on the Magruder Auxiliary, contact Auxiliary & Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Gallogly at 419-734-3131, Ext. 3256.
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