Tell Tales 9-23-21

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The Port Clinton High School Alumni Association Weekend begins on Friday, an event that is only held every three years. Join fellow Port Clinton Alumni to “Rally, Reconnect and Rediscover.” There are numerous events planned for the weekend. Graduate decades will be gathering at various locations in downtown Port Clinton on Saturday evening. The 1960’s will now gather at A La Carte After Hours – this is a change from The Affair. Details can be found at under the Alumni tab.

Malcom McNeil of Pleasanton, Calif., the 1963-64 Port Clinton High School Student Council President, is so anxious to enjoy all of his old Redskin friends during the Alumni Weekend that McNeil has developed a string of fun events over the next few days, including comfortable Lake Erie cruises and golf or lunch or dinner at the Catawba Island Club. There are fees for the events, but they’re reasonable. To check out the local adventures McNeil has planned, visit his website at:

I feel like I have been a Kiwanian all my life (45 years)! I was president 20 years ago when the club celebrated its 80th anniversary. Tonight (Thursday, Sept. 23) the Kiwanis Club of Port Clinton will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of service to the community 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!

It will be a wonderful evening.

Kay Morr of Graytown was selected from among 137 entries who found Wylie hiding in the ad for the Resort at Erie Landing on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, congratulations to Kay, 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 … … and let us know where he is, thus entering, and possibly winning our weekly contest.

One of the most family-friendly weekends of the season is the Oak Harbor Apple Festival in downtown Oak Harbor on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9- 10. Village officials expect more than 25,000 visitors within a two-block walking area. Watch the crowning of the Apple Festival’s Royalty Court on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 9:30 a.m., followed by the beautiful baby contest, the Grand Parade at 2 p.m., Cornhole Tournament, talent show and The Junk Band in the beer tent to round out the day’s entertainment.

Sunday hosts the Classic Car Show, 5K Run, Kids 1 Mile Fun Run, and local performers to make for a family fun day. There are mechanical rides, over 130 vendors and many other activities — and no admission fees. Ride the $1 shuttle from Oak Harbor High School. The website is

The Red Cross Bloodmobile will be making two stops this week in our area. Today from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. they will be at Holiday Inn Express on Route 53, just north of the big corner of Route 163. They will also be at Magruder Hospital on Friday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. There is a critical need for blood and your donation just might save a life.

Marine dealers and Lake Erie fishing interests around Port Clinton and Ottawa County are delighted to get the good news the 65th Progressive Cleveland Boat Show & Fishing Expo is back at the I-X Center on Jan. 13-17, 2022, reports Michelle Burke, president of the Lake Erie Marine Trades Association. Lake Erie boating and fishing are always a huge part of the Cleveland Boat Show. Also back on the I-X Center schedule after a year’s absence due to Covid-19 are the Great Big Home & Garden Show on Feb. 11-22, and the Cleveland Auto Show on Feb. 25-March 26.

The Port Clinton Friends of the Cemetery’s annual chicken BBQ is this 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.

Congratulations to McKenzie Stine, daughter of Cory and Renee Bolte Stine of Port Clinton. McKenzie officially received her white coat in a virtual ceremony over the weekend at Cleveland Clinic’s College of Osteopathic Medicine at Ohio University. The smile says it all!

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