BY JOHN SCHAFFNER
The Greater Port Clinton Area Art Council’s annual fall fundraiser is coming up, with “Fall Into Color,” a live and silent auction event, to be held from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton. This year’s event will feature food and drinks, a cash bar, live entertainment, a live art auction and a silent auction with more art and other goodies.
Watch the Battle of the Artists, where guests can watch seven artists duke it out with brushes, spray paint and canvas that guests can bid on to take home. During the live and silent auctions, guests will have the opportunity to bid on and take home amazing pieces of art by local artists from all around northwest Ohio.
You can view all of the art up for grabs at gpcaac.org/fall-into-color-fundraiser.
Now that we are past Labor Day weekend, we are seeking feedback from our readers who receive home delivery of The Beacon each week, and those who don’t. We know that there is a significant number of residences in our area occupied by individuals who spend much of the fall and winter months in warmer climates and don’t want newspapers piling up on their driveways . . . and neither do we.
If you wish to stop delivery of your Beacon for the winter, please send an email to Tina at email@example.com, or give her a call at 419-732-2154. Thanks.
Karen Waugh from the Columbus area, was selected from among 187 entries who found Wylie Walleye hiding in the ad for Port Clinton Auto Repair on Page 6B in last week’s Beacon. So, Karen 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 wesite, www.thebeacon.net and let us know where he is!
The fourth annual Rex Rutledge Memorial Golf Scramble will be held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club on Saturday, Sept 17. This is a scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund that awards scholarships to students who are members of the Oak Harbor Golf Team and are planning to further their education. Rex loved golf and he enjoyed mentoring young people and helping them improve their game. He was active in the Oak Harbor community, especially as director of the BCS Food Pantry.
He is remembered by everyone as a wonderful friend, and he is greatly missed by all who knew him. Team entries can be made at the Oak Harbor Golf Club or by calling the club at 419-898-1493. Entry fees include sandwiches at the turn, and a meal at the end of the round.
There are many prizes, a 50/50 drawing (tickets being sold prior to and during the event), fishbowl auction items, giveaways, and live auction items, including an autographed Nick Bosa Ohio State jersey.
The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be very active in Ottawa County in the coming weeks. It will be at the Holiday Inn Express on Route 53 North this Friday from noon to 6 p.m. The following Friday, Sept. 16, they will return to St. John Lutheran Church in Oak Harbor from noon to 5 p.m. Then back to the Holiday Inn Express on Friday, Sept. 23, again from noon to 6 p.m.
Attention all of you backyard growers! If you have too many tomatoes or lots and lots of zucchini — a common problem — bringing them to Bistro 163. The pay-it-forward restaurant prepare a free Bistro 163 Community Dinner for more than 300 people twice a month, and can put your donation to very good use.
Bistro 163 also manage Esther Sutton’s Table in its lobby at the Sutton Center. Everyone in the community is welcome to take advantage of the free food.
St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton is seeking vendors for its annual Fall Festival. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. Artists, crafters and businesses are welcome.
All merchandise must be new or crafted, with no flea market or garage sale items allowed. For information contact Vendors and Publicity Chair Monette Garn,at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-635-5863.
The Dog Days of Summer Chicken BBQ, hosted by the Port Clinton Lions Club will be held this Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Lakeview Park on Perry Street. Tickets are $12 and can be ordered by calling Mary Kozlok at 419-341-1325 or Karen Ebert at 419-345-9508. Limited tickets will be sold the day of the event.
The Friends of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is holding a very special fundraiser raffle. You can now enter to win a signed eagle photo from Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp contest winner Jen Beck. It is framed and mounted with a 2022 Legacy Stamp featuring her beautiful eagle photo!
Entries will be sold for $5 each from now through Thursday, Oct. 13. The winning entry will be drawn on Friday, Oct. 14 during National Wildlife Refuge Week.
The Port Clinton High School graduating class of 1967 will hold its 55th Class Reunion the weekend of Sept. 16-18. The initial gathering will be on Friday, Sept. 16 starting downtown around 4 p.m. at The Brickhouse. A group will be also be headed to the Port Clinton High School football game that evening.
On Saturday, Sept. 17, the classmates will get together at Port Clinton Yacht Club with social time beginning at 4:30 p.m. The final event will be the traditional get-together at the home of 1967 Student Council President Jeff Bugbee on Perry Street.
The Port Clinton High School Marching Band Alumni is invited to join in the fun of the Annual Alumni Band Night on Friday, Oct. 7 as the Redskins entertain Willard.
The Alumni Band will be playing with the Marching Band during halftime of the football game. There is no All-School Alumni Weekend this year.