Tell Tales 5-18-23

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It will be my honor and privilege to officially eulogize my brother Chuck on Friday at his funeral mass. In so many ways he was a great mentor to me… sports, recreational activities and in business. It’s hard to think that he is really gone.

The Port Clinton Fire and Rescue Department will combine fun and safety lessons for girls and boys over three days from June 7-9 at Safety Town, packed with fun while learning the importance of safety. Pre-K children will have a blast learning about fire, bicycle, traffic, water and school bus safety.

The kids will also learn about “stranger danger,” and what to do in an emergency. Kids will receive personal child IDs for parents and guardians, records, Safety Town shirts, goodie bags and so much more!

Once children complete Safety Town, we will hold a graduation that families may attend to watch them receive their diploma. Parents and guardians are responsible for picking up and dropping off each day. This is a FREE event and spots are limited.

Congratulations to Jason Fleenor of Port Clinton, who was selected from 190 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for the Wistinghausen’s on Page 3A in last week’s Beacon. Jason 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,

Congratulations to the Port Clinton High School men’s tennis team. Last Friday, they finished play in the Sandusky Bay Conference Bay Division with a 5-0 win over Fremont St. Joe. The victory clinched the division championship as they finished the season with a 16-3 record. 1st Singles: Owen Auxter (PC) def. Kasey Henry (SJ) 6-0, 6-0.2nd Singles: Blake Denno (PC) def. Michaela Hahn (SJ) 6-2, 6-1. 3rd Singles: Noelton Maple (PC) def. Taylor Ohms (SJ) 6-2, 6-1. 1st Doubles: Eddie Fick/Kai Weit (PC) def. Jackson Wright/Ramon Sanchez (SJ) 6-4, 6-0. 2nd Doubles:  Grant Arnold/Sam Roberts (PC) def. Joel Noriega/Tomas Obregon (SJ) 6-0, 6-0.

The Port Clinton Elks Lodge Sunday morning breakfasts are back. It is an “all you can eat” buffet, fully stocked with all of your favorite breakfast fare. Adults can eat for $13, half price for kids ages 5-10, and kids 4 and under are free!

Advance Ride Tickets for the 2023 Main Street Port Clinton Walleye Festival are now available. Each ride ticket is $50 and good for the entire Walleye Festival weekend.

The Walleye Festival will run from Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29 at Waterworks Park. Quantities are limited. Deadline to purchase Advance Ride Tickets is Thursday, May 25 at 5 p.m. Make checks payable to Main Street Port Clinton. Cash and credit cards are also accepted. You can purchase the Advance Ride Tickets at the Port Clinton Chamber office located at 110 Madison Street.

Audiences are invited to join the Firelands Symphony Orchestra (FSO) for their free summer concerts and events throughout the region. The summer season begins with the Around Town Tour of small ensemble performances at various local events and hotspots throughout the Firelands region beginning Sunday, May 28, with a performance at Lakeside’s Hoover Auditorium by the FSO Chorale directed by Michael Shirtz. and concludes with a free summer pops orchestra concert on Sunday, Aug. 6.

All summer events are free and open to the public, due to generous support from: Erie County Community Foundation, Ottawa County Community Foundation, Wightman-Wieber Charitable Foundation, Albert G. and Olive H. Schlink Foundation, Lange Trust of Sandusky Library, Randolph J. & Estelle M. Dorn Foundation, and Ohio Arts Council. Details and a full calendar of all events is available at or by calling 419-621-4800.

The last day of school for Port Clinton City School District students is Friday, May 26.  Even though students will no longer be in the classroom there are numerous summer activities taking place in the district. All the camp forms can be found on the district website under the Bulletin Board.

The free ELMS Community Meals sponsored by Peace Lutheran and St. Thomas Episcopal churches will be on Thursday, May 18 starting at 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on E. Second St. in Port Clinton. They will be serving Pulled Pork, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, and Dessert. Carryout only.

Congratulations to Sara Poiry of Graytown and Sam Perram of Port Clinton. Both have graduated from Bluffton College, Sara in Graphic Design and Sam in Biology.

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