Tell Tales 6-3-21

Jun 2, 2021 | Tell Tales | 0 comments

About 15 years ago, after we had another bad weather Memorial Day Weekend, I spoke to Marv Booker, owner of the Boardwalk on Put-in-Bay. I remember him telling one of the unique things about owning a business in a resort market like ours. You just can’t make up the losses suffered from a bad weekend.

That’s why I feel so bad for the members of our business community who lost significant business during our three-day Nor’Easter. Maybe we can all pull together to help out our small local businesses in the weeks and months to come.

Officially, Ottawa County is now over 50% vaccinated for Covid-19. There were only 10 cases reported in the County in the past week.

Donna Bockwich of North Olmstead was selected from among 135 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Riverview Healthcare Campus on Page 5A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Donna. 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 … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

The Skipper Bud’s Kids Fishing Derby has been moved to this Sunday, June 6 at Derby Pond in Waterworks Park in Port Clinton. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. and fishing will begin at 12:30 p.m., with awards to follow. All registration forms will be valid for this week.

Live bait will be provided. The Derby Pond has been sufficiently drained after last weekend’s flooding, and will be stocked with lots of channel catfish.

The Humane Society of Ottawa County is in need of donated items for its upcoming yard sale. The yard sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the shelter, 2424 East Sand Rd., Port Clinton.

Items to be donated can be dropped off at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No televisions or books, please.

Volunteers are needed to set up the yard sale. If you would like to help, contact the shelter at 419-734-5191 or email at

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 featuring their show a day earlier on Saturday, July 3. To do that, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce needs your help.

The Chamber 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.

With a combined 72 years of service to the Oak Harbor School District, Sally Stone and Becky Weidner are retiring as bus drivers, and Dr. Susan Hany is retiring from teaching. At a recent Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Guy Parmigian thanked each of them for their service, and wished them well in their retirement.

Playmakers Civic Theatre won’t open its doors for a stage production until the Christmastime musical in December, but the popular group does need some help until then. There’s a bit of a cash crunch, and Playmakers will try to help solve it with a big Flea Market on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Hundreds of items have already been donated for the Flea Market at Playmakers Civic Theatre, 604 W. Sixth St., Port Clinton, just west of the Port Clinton’s Bassett’s Stadium. Master Card and Visa will be accepted on purchases of $25 or more. The profits will help to pay the theatre’s bills, and fund new furnaces.

Cedarville University conferred 892 degrees at its 125th commencement during three separate religious graduation programs on April 30 – May 1 in the Doden Field House. Meghan Gallogly of Port Clinton received a Bachelor of Science Allied Health. Also, Kayce Deal from Port Clinton has been named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2021 semester at Lawrence Technological University. Kayce is majoring in Architecture. To be named to the honor roll a student must maintain at least a 3.5 grade point average for the term.

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