Appetite for the Arts was also held over the weekend at the big new hangar behind the Tin Goose Diner and the Liberty Air Museum. While we were there on Saturday morning, one of the “Avenger” World War II U.S. Navy Bombers arrived and was on display. Very impressive! They will have a whole fleet of those U.S. Navy Planes coming to Carl Keller Field and the museum the weekend of September 27 & 28. I watched the end of the movie “Midway” on TV Saturday night. Those Avengers were heavily featured in that American Victory that turned the tide of the war in the Pacific. Also, speaking of Appetite for the Arts, the Downtown Port Clinton Art Walk will be held on Thursday, August 28.
Another great crowd at the United Way’s Gem Beach Rocks event on Saturday. Four great bands played all day from Noon to 8 p.m. This is a fantastic fundraiser for United Way in Ottawa County with over 200 volunteers working all of the venues. I know I enjoyed myself.
Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is Jean Chervenak of the Cleveland area who was one of 91 people to figure out that our friendly fish was NOT hiding an ad in last week’s Beacon. So, Jean wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores as well as a free doormat from our friend Tom McIntire at Captain’s Carpets, the customized carpet place at Fort Firelands. We’ll be hiding Wylie again this week, so if you find him, drop off an entry form at our office in the Beacon Place Business Center or click on the Find Wylie Icon at our website thebeacon.net.