BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
The $1.6 million renovation project for Port Clinton Yacht Club was passed on Sunday by the membership. The actual renovation is scheduled to begin in October.
The Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct the Class of 2021 on Saturday, Sept. 11at the Hall of Fame Banquet at 5 p.m. at the Port Clinton Elks Lodge.. This year’s class includes the 2009-10 State Runner-up Boys Basketball Team; 2004-05 4×100 Girls Track Relay – Shari Kreutzfeld, Kari Kreutzfeld, Kelly Logsdon Shirkey, Ashley Taylor; Andrew Lemmon, Boys Basketball; and Macy Caldwell – Girls Track.
Tickets are on sale in the Port Clinton High School Main Office for $20 each from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. on school days. Tickets for the event need to be purchased prior to Aug. 27 at 2 p.m. All tickets must be purchased in advance as no walk-ins will be accepted. For more information call 419-734-2147.
Inductees will also be introduced at the Port Clinton football game on Friday , Sept. 10 as part of the PCHS Football game vs. Toledo Bowser.
The Oak Harbor Rotary will be hosting a special “Back to School” Scholarship Chicken Barbecue this Sunday at Veterans Park starting at 11 a.m. They will serve until all the chicken is gone! Tickets are $10 per meal and can be purchased at the Oak Harbor Veterinary Clinic.
Martha Radca of Westlake was selected from among 152 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for Playmakers Civic Theatre on Page 4B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Martha, 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.
So sad to learn of the passing of Nick James, a brilliant local cinematographer. I first met Nick when he was the manager for the Skyway Restaurant on Put-in-Bay. He was way too young.
Tired of the whole family glued to their smart phones? Or to Monday Night Football or the Cleveland Guardians game on TV? Plan on reading “Under the Lights!” at Biro Football Field at Danbury High School on Monday, Aug. 23, a great way to spend time with the family and get ready for the new school year.
The whole Marblehead Peninsula community, and beyond, is invited to bring a book or two, and enjoy games, crafts, music, a story walk, book giveaway and Kona Ice from 6-7:30 p.m.At the end of the event, wander out on the Biro Football Field and join everyone who is reading under the lights!
The Port Clinton School District Board has scheduled a special board meeting on Friday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton. The board has accepted applications to fill the unexpired term of decades-long board member Barb Drusbacky, who recently died after a long battle with cancer.
The Magruder Auxiliary is hosting an online Jewelry Sale fundraiser through today (Thursday, Aug. 19). Corporate Jewelers, who does the usual on-site event each year, is offering this online sale at https://corpjewelers.com/. Proceeds from the event go toward the Magruder Healthcare Scholarship Program, as well as help assist with Employee Recognition. All major credit cards and Paypal are accepted.
The Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce will take to the links for its annual golf outing at Catawba Island Club on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Presented by Ken Gill Construction, the 18-hole challenge is open to the public. There will also be a lot of other fun activities, including skill contests, skins, a poker run and mulligans. The fee is $125 per player with teams of four, and includes 18 holes, donuts and coffee, a box lunch, dinner, a club golf cart and a Chamber of Commerce gift. Call the chamber office (419-734-5503) or visit PortClintonChamber.com. The chamber donates 10% of the proceeds to fund a college scholarship for a graduating senior in Ottawa County.
Port Clinton High School will be offering All-Sports Passes for the 2021-22 School Year. The cost of the Pass is $75 for Adults and $25 for Students. The Pass is good for all Home HS and MS Athletic Events for the 21-22 School Year. These Passes are on sale Mon.- Fri. from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM in the Main Office at the High School.
Terra State Community College has released the Dean’s List for the summer 2021 semester. To be eligible for this honor, students must be full-time, with a minimum of twelve credit hours, and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Congratulations to Bristel Duffett of Port Clinton for making the list.