Get your raffle tickets for a chance to win tickets for Bash on the Bay” featuring Keith Urban and Blake Shelton Wednesday, Aug. 25. The winner will receive a two nights King Suit at the Island House, a pair of two-day Section B tickets to the concert, a pair of two-day round trip tickets on the Jet Express and two $25 food vouchers for the Clinton House.
Tickets are $10 each and are available at the Clinton House, Bistro 163, Visions VR or Trish McCartney, State Farm. All proceeds on the drawing supports the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry in Port Clinton. A maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be held on Sunday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Clinton House.
The annual National and Rifle and Pistol Championships are on at Camp Perry. I’ve noticed many of the Matches’ participants at local restaurants and also at Mass on Sunday. They really do represent a major boost in our local economy during their stay.
Robbie Floriana of Port Clinton was selected from among 145 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Arter Home Furnishings on Page 6A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations Robbie, 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.
The Middle Bass Island Historical Museum is having a fundraiser this Saturday, July 24 that includes silent and a live auctions at the Middle Bass Island Town Hall to benefit the new museum there. The silent auction begins at 12:30 p.m. The live auctions are at 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Miller Ferry will make a special run from Middle Bass Island at 7 p.m. to the mainland the night of the auction. Mary Roesch (419-260-3800) is organizing the unique auction, and her husband, Jim Roesch is the founder of the new museum. The funds raised will help to move the original museum at “My Aunt Irma’s Place” to the Middle Bass Island Town Hall, its new home.
The Great Lakes Islands Alliance (GLIA), a network of leaders from 15 populated islands in the Great Lakes, has taken a major step forward with the hiring of its first paid employee. Peter Huston of Put-in-Bay is the new GLIA Project Manager. Among his first tasks is to help organize the 2021 Great Lakes Islands Summit to be hosted by four Lake Erie islands (Kelleys, Middle Bass, Pelee, and South Bass) from Oct. 3-6. The recently retired director of the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce, Houston has been Put-in-Bay Islander of the Year, President of the Put-in-Bay Arts Council, on the board of directors at the Lake Erie Island Historical Society and Lake Erie Shores and Islands and past president of the Ottawa County Visitors Bureau.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools Board of Education recently approved the 2021-2022 Student All Sports Pass Fee, with the amount being changed from $90 to $50 per year. The Board received an update from Supt. Guy Parmigian on the new North Locust Street Bus Access Driveway, which is on schedule to be completed by Aug. 20.
Take walk on the wild side! A gaggle of artists and craftsmen will set up shop in downtown Port Clinton today (Thursday, July 22) for the Port Clinton Art Walk from 4-7 p.m. Great food and drinks all around downtown, and plenty of music. The MOM Entertainment stage will be lit, as well as the Bait House River Bar and The Gristmill. Where else can you stroll the streets with a drink in your hand? Well, maybe Sandusky and Toledo, but Port Clinton is best!
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 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.
Our local Walmart (Port Clinton) is partnering with United Way of Ottawa County to “STUFF THE BUS!” on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8. They will have a Port Clinton School Bus located at Walmart from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily to Stuff the Bus with school supplies and book bags for local Ottawa County students.
Now that things are back to somewhat normal, Benton-Carroll-Salem schools will be having their OHSAA mandatory fall athletic parent meeting on Wednesday, July 28, at 6:00 starting in the High School Auditorium. If you have a child in grades 7-12 who plans to participate in a fall sports make plans to attend.
The Port Clinton Lions will have their food trailer at Arts in the Lakeview Park on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-8. The menu includes steakburgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and soda or water.
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 1 p.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.” The Staff Accountant at Ottawa County Riverview Nursing Home who passed away in 2011, he 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 for golf, supper and two drink tickets. Every hole in one on Lucky No. 7 wins $1,000!