It’s time for my annual “Post Labor Day” editorial.
I need to remind all our readers that the season does not end on Labor Day weekend. With the warm weather we have had the two weeks prior to that weekend, the Lake Erie temperatures got up into the mid-70s. What that means is that we can expect above normal temperatures close to the Lake Erie shoreline at least into mid to late October. So enjoy!
We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day last Friday, taking a chartered trip on The Jet Express to the Battle of Lake Erie site to lay wreaths there. The trip was organized by Dave Zavagno and The Perry Group. The location just northeast of West Sister Island is marked by a commemorative buoy, placed there in 2013, the Bi-Centennial year of the battle that kept Lake Erie in the hands of the United States.
Gary Allensworth from the Greater Cleveland Area was selected from among 156 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for the Magruder Hospital on Page 3A in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Gary, 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.
Braxtyn Hansen, a third grade student at R.C. Waters Elementary School, has come up with a very special fundraiser for his 2nd grade Teacher, Kathy Spangler: ‘Calling all little bubs Homestead supporters! My second grade teacher needs us. She is battling a very rare form of stage 4 cancer. I knew I wanted to give back this year. Nothing felt right. Then we got this news. Mrs. Spangler is the BEST teacher and she is beautiful not only on the outside but on the inside. She pushed me to my math facts limit! She made sure I was always the best me! Mrs. Spangler’s fight is my FIGHT!
I WILL BE PICKING OUT 100 MUMS AND 100% OF THE PROCEEDS WILL GO TO MRS. SPANGLER for whatever she might need it for. Sunday at 8 a.m. I will be out to help you load up your mums. I will post once they are all sold. Each mum will be $7.
The Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of service on Thursday, Sept. 23 at Gideon Owen on Catawba. A significant number of dignitaries will be in attendance, including current Ohio District Governor Jamie Kaufman, who began his career in Kiwanis as a member of the Port Clinton High School Key Club!
I received an amazing video email message from Aimee Arent, who works with the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge. She came upon an area of the Refuge that has no less than three roosts supporting some 15 American Bald Eagles. What was once an endangered species with an important and proud heritage for Americans. This was really exciting!
The free ELMS Community Meal is returning today, Sept. 16 at 5 p.m. in the St. Thomas Episcopal Guild Hall on Second Street in Port Clinton. This month’s menu features chicken and noodles, plus desserts, compliments of St. Thomas Church and Peace Lutheran Church. The free meals are served the third Thursday of every month from September through May. Please note that due to Covid-19 concerns, drive by pick up of meals will continue.
The Port Clinton Friends of the Cemetery’s annual chicken BBQ is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Gazebo. Carryouts will be available. Tickets are $12. For tickets in advance, call Dana Alvarez at 419-967-0495.
The Port Clinton Lions Club will hold its “Fall into Autumn” BBQ Ribs Dinner this Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Denny Bergeman Knights of Columbus Hall, 121 E. Perry St., Downtown Port Clinton. They will be serving from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner includes ribs, baked potato, cole slaw, roll & butter, and a bottle of water. Tickets are $15 . . . CARRY OUT ONLY.
Oak Harbor American Legion Post 114, 221 W. Park Street, will hold Perch Fish Fries on Friday, Sept. 17 and Friday, Sept. 24 from 4 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. (or sold out) as eat-in (following Covid-19 restrictions) or carry-out.
The Ottawa County Genealogical Society will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ida Rupp Library. The scheduled program has been postponed until next year. The meeting will be a meet and greet to reconnect from being separated. Dick Martin will be asking trivia questions. The public is welcome to attend.
Attention all Port Clinton High School Alumni! Every three years, the Alumni Association, with a big assist from Class of 1963 Student Council President Malcolm McNeil, who lives in California now, put on an “All-Class Reunion” with activities lasting three days! This is the year!
Numerous events are planned for the weekend of Sept. 23-26. I had a great time with this event in 2018 and expect it will be a great time again later this month.