BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
It’s Easter weekend, or officially known as Holy Week to Christians. Holy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper. Good Friday observes Jesus’ death by crucifixion. Easter Sunday he miraculously rose from the dead.
It is the fundamental event of the Christian faith. Have a wonderful and faithful weekend. Also, don’t forget there will be a Good Friday cross procession around Port Clinton starting at noon. It starts at St. Thomas Episcopal.
Shores and Islands Ohio, a truly vital cog in our local economic picture, will be holding its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 18 at the Wesley Lodge in Lakeside. Registration and networking begins at 10:30 a.m. with a program presentation at 11 a.m. and lunch to follow. Cost is $25 per person. Register by April 10 by logging onto shoresandislands.com/cls.
It’s hard to believe that Kendra German spent 17 years as the administrator at Riverview Healthcare Center. Most folks I know think she did a pretty good job. Maybe this will officially launch her singing career!!!
Congratulations to Linda Gegorski of Fremont, selected from 173 entries, who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for The Knights of Columbus on Page 8A in last week’s Beacon. Linda wins our weekly prize of a $25 gas gift card provided us by the Friendship Stores throughout the area.
We will continue to hide Wylie each week in an ad. To enter the contest, look for the link on our website, www.thebeacon.net.
Magruder’s next monthly community lab screening will be next Thursday, April 13 between 8 and 11:30 a.m. at the Magruder Community Clinic 730 Jefferson St., Port Clinton. The main lab test is a CBC, CMP & Lipid Profile, which includes liver and kidney function, fasting blood sugar, cholesterol, HDL/LDL, Triglycerides and a complete blood count (red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in the blood) for $50. This lab screening is held on the second Thursday each month. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 419-301-4304. Participants are asked to fast for 12 hours prior to their appointment time, but can have water.
Speaking of Magruder, The Hospital Foundation is hosting a Plant Forward Fundraising Dinner on Wednesday, April 26, at the Catawba Island Club. Guests will arrive at 6 p.m. to a choice of a mocktail or cocktail. This will be followed by a six-course plated plant forward meal at 6:30 p.m. created by the CIC Culinary Team.
The Magruder Nutrition team will join us to share their knowledge. Mocktail ticket price is $125. Cocktail ticket price (arrival cocktail and two wine pairings) is $150.
Tickets can be purchased by emailing Michele Mueller at firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 419-734-3131. The Magruder Hospital Foundation is a philanthropic foundation assisting Magruder Hospital in the mission of Improving Lives Together.
Good Friday will be the last of the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus Fish Fries at the Denny Bergeman K of C Hall on E. Perry St., Port Clinton. They will serve from 4-6:30 p.m. Dinners are $14 or drive-through for $12.
The 55th Annual 5-County Art Show will be held at Oak Harbor High School Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23. Art teachers from Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky Seneca and Wood Counties will be displaying artwork from their students. Judging will be held at the end. The event is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m.
Oak Harbor High School will be hosting a very special breakfast with a Super Hero or a Princess on Saturday, April 15. The event is free and open to any B-C-S resident and students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. There will be a photo booth, face painting and a family dance. Any donations will be applied to the R.C. Waters School playground equipment fund.