I was at Put-in-Bay over the weekend following the Mills Trophy Race. I found it interesting how the Island and the mainland are coping with the high water. We were on B-dock, and they have added an elevated boardwalk there to keep folks from trudging through the water, which is above the regular dock. Everybody seems to have found a way to cope with this high water.
They have been working hard at Riverview Healthcare Campus to make some major upgrades at the facility. Director Kendra German send me an email this week about a pair of community update tours next week. They will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 19 at 9:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served in the Riverview Multipurpose Room. For more information, call Cara at 567-262-3650.
Don Kersulis of Port Clinton is our winner this week in our “Find Wylie” contest. He was chosen from among 101 entries who successfully found that our friendly fish was “missing in action” last week! So Don wins a $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 the contest.
Congratulations to several local softball players who gained All Conference selection in their respective Sandusky Bay Conference divisions. Olivia Jensen and Kaytlynn Sandwisch of Oak Harbor were named to the first team in the Bay Division while Dani Epling and freshman Reagan Schulz were named to the second team. Chloe Roosen of Oak Harbor earned Honorable Mention, as did Aubrey Wharton and Sarah Kopp of Port Clinton. Hannah McMurry of Danbury earned Honorable Mention in the River Division.
The 30th Annual Materion Chick Schaffner Memorial Charity Golf Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 24 at the CIC golf course. It’s a 4-person scramble benefitting Stein Hospice and the American Heart Association, so get your team together. To register as a team or hole sponsor, visit schaffnergolfcharity.com; Daniel.Franks@Materion.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old friend David Zavagno, architect of the “Battle of Lake Erie” celebration in 2013, has a new historical event to commemorate. David is putting together a statewide celebration of the first Moon landing, and the first man to walk on the moon, Ohioan Neil Armstrong. There will be hundreds of observances on July 20 and David is encouraging folks to hold “Splashdown Parties.” Maybe that could replace Christmas at the Bay this year.
The 10th Annual Fabulous Flea Market, an artists and crafters show sponsored by the Church of Truth Ministries, 3260 East State Rd. (the old Gypsum grade school), will be held this Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Port Clinton Friends of the Cemeteries group is holding as raffle-fundraiser. 1st prize is a 6-person fishing charter courtesy of Sea Breeze Charters; 2nd Prize is 4 tickets to Cedar Point; and 3rd prize is a one-night stay at Our Guest Inn & Suites, plus a $50 certificate for Rosie’s Bar and Grill. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be had by calling 630-577-7153. They are also available at Lily and Gert’s on West Second Street in downtown Port Clinton.
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