Memories flowed all over me Monday evening when we attended Fr. Jonathan Wight’s celebration of 35 years in the Priesthood at Immaculate Conception Church in Port Clinton. Having been raised Catholic, the Mass was always in Latin until the mid-1960s. Fr. Jon’s Mass on Monday evening was entirely the traditional Latin version. There was a men’s singing group to remind us of all the beautiful music written for the traditional Latin Masses, as well as a group of brothers who served as Altar Boys. They all came from St. Joseph’s parish in midtown Toledo. So, congratulations to Fr. Jon and thank you for a memory-filled evening.
Tim McKenna, longtime local sailor and sailing teacher, is featured in the May issue of Great Lakes Boating magazine writing an extensive article about sailing in the Great Lakes. This weekend is the Mills Trophy Race, something Tim has participated in for many years. The race begins Friday evening near the Toledo Harbor Light and finishes early Saturday morning at Put-in-Bay.
Lena Reep of Ashland was selected from among 137 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Riverview Healthcare Campus on page 5A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Lena. She is the winner of 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.
Today (Thursday, June 10) is Graduation Day for the Danbury High School class of 2021. Commencement ceremonies will be at 2 and 5 p.m. at Biro Field.
The Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival will light up the Marblehead Peninsula on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce are planning a family festival, with live entertainment, children’s games, arts and crafts vendors and hayrides.
Genoa Homecoming 2021 will be celebrated on Thursday through Saturday, June 24-26. This year’s theme is the “Roaring 20’s,” and there will be carnival rides, food vendors, live music in the Entertainment Tent and Chamber of Commerce exhibitors.
There will be a Roaring 20’s Grand Parade on Friday at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Genoa Mural unveiling. Saturday’s events start with a 5K run at 10 a.m., with a Veterans Memorial Service at noon, a corn hole tournament at 2 p.m., home run derbies at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and a fireworks spectacular at dusk.
The Danbury Senior Center, 8470 E. Harbor Rd., Marblehead is back in action, re-opening this week now that Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. The center is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Elks Club is again offering its popular Sunday Brunch, the perfect way to kick off a Sunday in Vacationland. Everyone’s invited, the food and services are extraordinary, and the price is right for a sumptuous dine-in or carryout meal.
The brunch is from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Elks Club, 231 Buckeye Blvd., Port Clinton. You don’t have to be a member, and it’s a wonderful way to treat your weekend guests or family to a great breakfast of all you can eat scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, biscuits and sausage gravy, coffee and juice.
The brunches continue every Sunday through Sept. 5. Cost is $12. Bring the kids.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making a visit to Ottawa County at Magruder Hospital, Friday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Village of Oak Harbor will again lead the way among the local fireworks shows this year. While most of the fireworks shows will be held on Sunday, July 4, Oak Harbor officials will be bringing their show a day earlier on Saturday, July 3. To do that, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce needs your help. It has not been able to hold any of its fundraisers over the past year and are in need of donations for the Oak Harbor Fireworks Display. You can send donations directly to the Chamber office, or by purchasing stars at local businesses during the month of June.
Cedarville University conferred 892 degrees at its 125th commencement during three separate religious graduation programs April 30 – May 1.