OK, it’s time to get to work!!! Next week at this time, a large number of businesses will be open again. This has been a long couple of months with the self quarantine. We look forward to being able to visit our local advertising customers so they can get started, as next weekend is Memorial Day weekend. So, we ask local businesses to contact your ad rep for The Beacon and let our readers know that you are open again!
This is also a time for local graduations. My heartiest congratulations to the Class of 2020. This has probably been the cruelest impact of Covid-19. It wiped out the last few months of the school year, and the best few months to enjoy in high school. Oak Harbor High School is having their graduation this Sunday in the east parking lot at 2 p.m.
Cynthia Lepiensky of Marblehead was chosen from among 101 entries who found Wylie in the ad for Wistinghausen Florists on Page 6A of last week’s Beacon. So, Cynthia 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.
Bistro 163 in Port Clinton’s Sutton Center has been feeding the community in style with its free drive-up meal service on Wednesday through Saturday to help feed the community. With dine-in options set to begin as Ohio begins to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, Manager Babette “Babs” Klacik will continue the free meals through the month of May. Hat’s off to all of the people who have been donating to Bistro 163 so it could provide wonderful meals to so many. Face Masks of Ottawa County, which provides free masks to hospitals and the community, donated $960 this week to Bistro 163.
The many military veterans who live at the Riverview Healthcare Campus will be saluted on Friday, May 15 at 10 a.m., thanks to Administrator Kendra German and her conscientious staff. Veterans windows at Riverview will be marked with a star. Riverview’s own Navy veteran, Gigi Day, of the Environmental Services Department, will be pinning the veterans in the facility, while Heartland Hospice honors the veterans from their windows.
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The ELMS group in Port Clinton will be doing the free meal once again this month on Thursday, May 21, 5 p.m. in St Thomas Guild Hall. Ham and scalloped potatoes, carry out only. This meal is compliments of St. Thomas Episcopal and Peace Lutheran churches.
The Oak Harbor Athletic Boosters have rescheduled their Annual Reverse Raffle to Saturday, May 30 at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $75 with extra meal tickets available for $25.
Dee Eckel, a resident at Otterbein Senior Life in Marblehead, celebrated her 88th birthday last Tuesday with her family. Dee had two parties, one outside her window with family and one inside with Otterbein partners and friends.
Birthday cake was enjoyed by all!