The Ottawa County Fair will have a full lineup of grandstand entertainment when the agricultural extravaganza kicks off its week-long stand at the Oak Harbor Fairgrounds on Monday, July 19. The traditional Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association harness racing will send the standardbreds out to strut their stuff on Monday and Tuesday at 5 p.m., and there will be wagering!
New this year will be Wednesday’s autocross, and Thursday’s Broken Horn Rodeo, both at 7 p.m. Always a favorite, the Twisted Metal Demolition Derby is Friday at 7:30 p.m., followed by the OSTPA Tractor Pulls on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The annual National and Rifle and Pistol Championships are on at Camp Perry. Local residents should not be surprised to see license plates from near and far at these prestigious games. We welcome the participants and wish you all a pleasant stay while you are here with us.
Kat Brause was selected from among 136 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Retired Plumber Keeping Active on Page 3B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Kat, the winner of our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Kat also said in her message, “this was a hard one…I love this publication!”
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.
Jacob Wukie of Fremont, an employee of the Ottawa County Water Facility, will be competing soon in the Summer Olympics. He won a Silver Medal in the 2012 games along with his team members. The Ottawa County Commissioners declared last Friday, July 9 as Jacob Wukie Day. Good Luck, Jacob.
Now calling all Classic Car owners . . . 2021 marks the 28th anniversary of the Port Clinton Area Chamber’s Jerry Lippus Memorial Classic Car Show planned for Saturday, Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Madison Street in downtown Port Clinton. There is still time to get your vehicle registered. Call the Port Clinton Chamber office at 419-734-5503 or visit PortClintonChamber.com. The cost is $10 and the first 100 cars registered receive a free dash plaque.
The Walmart in Port Clinton is partnering with United Way of Ottawa County to “STUFF THE BUS!” On Aug. 6-8. They will have a Port Clinton School Bus located at Walmart from the hours of 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily to Stuff the Bus with school supplies and book bags for local Ottawa County Students.
Chief Kenan Mylander of Mid-County EMS is seeking volunteers to play the role of “victim” in an active shooter response training program. The dates would be Sunday, July 25; Sat. Aug. 14; Tuesday, Sept. 14; Thursday, Sept. 30; and Wednesday, Oct. 27.
All training sessions begin at 8 a.m. at the Carroll Township complex north of Oak Harbor. To volunteer, call Chief Mylander at 419-898-9366.
Magruder Hospital will continue to offer the monthly lab screening on the second Thursday each month between 8-11:30 a.m. at the Magruder Community Clinic, 730 Jefferson St., Port Clinton. Appointments are required. Call 419-301-4304. The $20 screening includes a Basic Metabolic Panel (glucose, BUN/Creatinine, calcium, potassium, sodium, chloride, CO2) and a Lipid profile (Total Cholesterol/LDL/HDL/Triglycerides), as well as a Blood Pressure check. As an added bonus, individuals can add on a COVID antibody IgG test for an additional $5, a PSA test for an additional $5 and/or a Hemoglobin A1C test for an additional $5.
The Port Clinton Elk’s Lodge has partnered with the American Red Cross to provide a FREE CEDAR POINT TICKET when you give blood at the Bloodmobile on Monday, July 26 from noon to 6 p.m. You must have an appointment to receive your Cedar Point ticket. The Bloodmobile will also be at the Holiday Inn Express on State Route 53 just north or the State Route 163 junction on Friday, July 23 from noon to 6 p.m.
The Friends of Riverview Nursing Home Levy Committee will hold its 8th annual Lenny Appelhans’ Appel Open Golf Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Oak Harbor Golf Club. The afternoon begins with a siren start at 1p.m., includes dinner and other fun activities throughout the afternoon.
The event is in memory of Lenny Appelhans, who was also known as the “Voice of the Oak Harbor Rockets.” He was the long-time Staff Accountant at Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home and passed away in 2011.
Lenny loved working at Riverview and spending time on the golf course with his friends. The committee is combining Lenny’s loves and planning this special event with his family’s blessing, with all proceeds benefiting the “Friends of Riverview Nursing Home Levy Committee.”
The Appel Open is a 4-person scramble. The cost is $70 per person this will include golf, supper, two drink tickets. Every hole in one on Lucky #7 wins $1,000! There will be many other exciting events and prizes given throughout the afternoon.