BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
Mary Alice and I attended the Farmer’s Market in downtown Port Clinton last Sunday. Once again, it was very encouraging to see all the activity in the downtown area. The Farmer’s Market takes place every other Sunday during the summer. The next one takes place Sunday, August 28.
I was sad to learn about the passing of Don Thwaite of Put-in-Bay. He and his family owned a number of properties on the Island, including the Dairy Queen. Back in the day when I performed with the Travelin’ Lounge Lizards, Don invited us to view the 4th of July Fireworks from the roof of the DQ.
The next major event that is coming up in the area will be the big Anniversary of the Marblehead Lighthouse. For 40 years, The Beacon has been proud to carry a drawing of the Lighthouse as part of our logo. On Sunday, August 28, the big Barbershop Choir from Fostoria will perform at the Lighthouse starting at 6 p.m. there will also be several local groups performing as well. There will be an “afterglow” party at Bay Point Yacht Club following.
Sara Hill of Marblehead was selected from among 179 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Harbor Lights Landing on page 6A in last week’s Beacon. So, Sara wins our weekly $25 gas card graciously donated by Friendship Stores. Each week we hide Wylie in an ad for our readers to find. When one does, they 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!
Also, Wylie Walleye is eager to answer our community’s questions, keep sending them in to P.O. Box 176 or emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org. He has a wonderful time swimming around Lake Erie Shores here in Ottawa County getting information for you all.
Don’t forget about Memory Lane, featuring historical photographs of our area. If you’d like to submit your own, please send them with a written explanation to email@example.com or mail to P.O. Box 176.
The Beacon has always been residential delivery, but with fuel prices as they are we are doing a research of the area on who wants the paper and who does not. Please take the time to cut out the subscription form on page 5A this week and mail it back to The Beacon, P.O. Box 176, Port Clinton, OH 43452. We would greatly appreciate it.
The Tall Ships are back! They will be visiting Put-in-Bay this weekend. The Perry Group will be holding a Wine and Cheese reception aboard the brig Niagara from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday evening.
We enjoyed the Rib Fest at Port Clinton Yacht Club last Saturday. While there, I got a chance to visit with Babs Miesler whose family has owned the Toft Dairy in Sandusky for many years. She told me how much she enjoys reading The Beacon every week.
It’s hard to believe that the 2022 High School football season opens this Friday night. As per usual, we are featuring our annual H.S. football preview inside The Beacon this week.
I talked about visiting M.O.M. in downtown Port Clinton last week. Last Saturday evening, after dining at the Rib Fest at Port Clinton Yacht Club, we followed up on an invitation to attend a party at Bay Point Yacht Club that featured the music of Ron Howard and his band Cruisin’. I have good news! Ronnie and his band will be featured at M.O.M. this Saturday evening.
Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County is holding its annual golf Scramble on Friday, August 26. Sponsored by Materion at Hidden Hills Golf Course in Woodville. They are in the process of building a home in Elmore for a family of 5. Building costs have gone way up the past few months so all of the money raised will go to that new home. The entry fee is $260 per team with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. To register, contact Executive Director Debi Heiks at 419-734-7074.