Tell Tales 6-1-23

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In what has become an amazing local charity raffle, Port Clinton Mayor Mike Snyder has once again scored a pair of prime tickets to an Ohio State Football game this season. See any Kiwanian for a ticket, or visit their booth in downtown Port Clinton during the weekend entertainment venue, now known as “The District.”

The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating their annual Village Wide Garage Sale Days in Oak Harbor, this Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. A complete list of sales will be available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and the Oak Harbor Public Library, and also on If you have any questions, call the chamber office at 419-898-0479.

Congratulations to Mike Oprie of Fremont, who was selected from 201 entries who found our friendly fish hiding in the ad for the Ottawa County Family Advocacy on Page 5A in last week’s Beacon. Mike 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 Heineman’s Winery on Put-in-Bay and Gideon Owen Winery on Catawba for winning prestigious medals for their wines at the recent Ohio Dept. of Agriculture wine competition.

On Monday, June 5 the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Golf Outing at Catawba Island Club. Call the Chamber to register your team at 419-702-7492.

I got a note from Connie Roe, the current president of the Port Clinton Kiwanis Club who recently attended a regional meeting of a variety of clubs.

“I was shocked to add up all of the things we have done! Night at the Races, two road clean ups, Diaper Drive, $8,000 in scholarships, to name a few! We changed our dues structure and by-laws in an effort to be more responsive to our membership. No longer are lunches required and billed.”

A Cleveland television station will holding a casting call at Put-in-Bay on South Bass Island for the reality show ‘Survivor.’ The casting calls will be from noon-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15 at the The Boardwalk, 341 Bayview Ave., and also at The Keys, 227 Bayview Ave. Cleveland’s Channel 19 is hosting the casting call and potential participants are asked to fill out the waiver and review the eligibility requirements ahead of time by visiting Contestants must be at least 16 years old and have a valid U.S. or Canadian passport.

The Catawba Island Historical Museum has a very special exhibit through June 2. Former Catawba resident Paul Rofkar left some amazing artifacts from World War I and World War II.

Members of the Port Clinton Kiwanis club distributed donuts to parents on the last day of school at Port Clinton Middle and Elementary Schools. Doling out the donuts were, left right, Dave George, Connie Roe and Roger Akins. They congratulated parents on making it through the school year and wished them a great summer! Kiwanis is a global organization making a difference by improving communities, one child at a time.

The summer lunch-bag program has also launched again this summer. They will be distributed on Wednesdays at the Ottawa County Family Advocacy Center as well as Marblehead and Port Clinton police departments from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More lunch bags will be distributed on Thursdays at Oak Harbor High School and St. John Lutheran Church in Graytown.

The grab bags are for youngsters 18 and under and include five lunches and five breakfasts, a half-gallon of milk along with two pints of milk. Reservations are required. Call 419-307-0225.

It has been a great month of May for the Perry Family of Port Clinton. Congratulations to siblings Lauren, Nick, and Olivia Perry on their graduations this May. Lauren received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Evansville. Nick received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science from Miami University. Olivia received her high school diploma and graduated Cum Laude from Port Clinton High School.

Sending out a slightly belated “well done” to Jacob Cover, grandson of Barry Cover of Port Clinton, who received his Masters Degree from Kent State earlier this month. He competed as an NCAA wrestler both while getting his undergrad and advanced degree, and was named an academic All-American. Now on to a career as a teacher and coach.

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