The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Port Clinton will hold a Ribbon Cutting ceremony and Open House to celebrate the Grand Opening of Visions VR located at 1632 E Perry St., Port Clinton. The Open House and Ribbon Cutting will take place on Friday, Aug. 7 at Noon. Visions VR is the creation of Kassie Anderson and her daughter, Jennifer Staib. It is the first Virtual Reality Entertainment Center in Northwest Ohio. Offering eight Vive Pro stations that feature immersive games, tours, and educational content for ages 8 and up. Visit visionsvr.com for more information on titles available and to book your reservation or party.
The Yankee Air Museum is dispatching its flagship, the Boeing B-17G “Yankee Lady,” to Port Clinton this Saturday Aug. 8. The Museum’s award-winning World War II heavy bomber is visiting Liberty Aviation Museum at 3515 E. State Rd., Port Clinton, adjacent to the Erie-Ottawa International Airport. The plane will arrive at approximately 10 a.m. from its base at historic Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, Mich. and begin offering self-guided tours and Air Adventure rides.
Joel Prucha of Marblehead was chosen from among 132 entries who found that Wylie wasn’t hidden in anybody’s ad in last week’s Beacon, because we forgot to put it in. So, Joel wins 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 Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce has announced that Caiti Bolyard will step down from being its board president. Director Peter Huston praised her dedication and leadership. We wish her well in the next chapter in her life, being a mom. Congratulations to Caiti and Austin Bolyard. who are new parents-to-be. Her seat will be open at the end of September. There has never been a more important time to get involved and be part of the leadership for the greater island community of residents, businesses and visitors.
Bishop Daniel Beaudoin from the Northwestern Ohio Synod (NWOS) will be Guest Preacher on Aug. 23, at 10:30 a.m., at Peace Lutheran Church, 900 S. Jefferson St. Port Clinton. The congregation at Peace Lutheran invites surrounding communities to join them for the Outdoor Parking Lot service on this special Sunday. This year, Peace Lutheran Church is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Due to social distancing you may stay in your vehicle or are welcome to bring your lawn chairs (weather permitting) and stay in your family groups and six feet apart from others. If you have questions, call the church office at 419-732-3800.
The 2020 Port Clinton Fullbackers are having a Fundraiser Raffle with an Aug. 15 drawing at 5 p.m. on the Facebook page for the PC Fullbackers. Tickets are $20, or six tickets for $100. The prizes include a $750 and $500 gift cards for Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, log benches, a Barrel of Booze and a four-angler fishing charter.
With everything going on in our world these days it can be hard not to have negative thoughts. While there are some things we can’t change, what we can do is change the way we look at things. Join the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce for their Virtual Business Over Breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 13 and learn ways to stop negative thoughts and cope with stress. This event is free and you will receive credit for attendance towards the chamber’s Annual Dinner tickets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 419-898-0479 to RSVP by Aug. 10.
The BCS Schools Summer Lunch program will have its last distribution on Thursday, Aug. 20. The pickup sites will be RC Waters School from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be distributions at Wild Wings Gas Station from 11-12, Rocky Ridge Post Office from 11 to 11:45 and Graytown Park from Noon to 12:45 p.m. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of distribution.
Did you hear that Marathon Oil Company has sold all of its affiliated Speedway stations to 7-11, a Japanese-based company? The $21 billion sale includes the Speedway located at the four corners of Route 163 and Route 53.