With all of the recent problems regarding schools in the news these days…shootings, tornadoes and the like…it might be a good idea to attend a special training program at the Danbury High School Auditorium tonight (Thursday, May 30) at 7 p.m. You will learn about how Danbury Schools will respond to an emergency situation. All concerned community members are urged to attend to learn about the NEW safety procedures that have been put in place at Danbury Schools.
An exhibition of 126 miracles from around the world will be on display this weekend, June 1 and 2 in the Immaculate Conception School gymnasium. This photographic Eucharistic Miracles Exhibition was presented to the people of the United States by the Real Presence Eucharistic Education and Adoration Association. The exhibition consists of 140 panels or posters. On Saturday, June 1, the exhibition can be viewed from 4-8 p.m. On Sunday, the display will be available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus are sponsoring this display.
Our “Find Wylie” winner this week is David Saylor of Port Clinton who was one of 177 individuals who found your friendly fish hiding in the ad for Marblehead Bank on page 7A in last week’s Beacon. David wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll definitely be hiding Wylie again this week. 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, www.thebeacon.net.
With fireworks costs continually rising, and in light of the current economic decline, the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is now raising funds for their annual Independence Day Celebration. The cost of the fireworks has been increasing steadily each year. According to Chamber Director Valerie Winterfield, because they want to keep the quality of the Oak Harbor 4th of July Fireworks at a high level, they are now selling patriotic stars that you can purchase at local Oak Harbor businesses for $1, $5, or $10. Everyone who purchases a $10 star will have their name entered into a drawing for VIP seating during the fireworks. On June 28, they will draw 5 winners who will each receive 4 VIP seats. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 419-898-0479.
This Sunday, June 2, is the 19th Annual Run/Walk for Humanity hosted annually by the Catawba Island Club. Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. the day of the event. For more information or to sign up online, visit www.cicrunwalk.org. Also, beginning in June, Habitat for Humanity in Ottawa County will begin building a home for a qualified family at 733 N. Locust Street in Oak Harbor. If you or an organization you belong to would be interesting in helping out, contact the Habitat office at 419-734-7074.
Over on Put-in-Bay they are having a “Mountain Murder Mystery” Dinner Theatre at Put-in-Bay Yacht Club this Saturday, June 1. “Moonshine Time” is 6:30 p.m., “Vittles” will be served at 7:15, and the “Mountain Murder Mystery’ begins at 8 p.m. Desserts will be served afterward, along with announcing the results and the presentation of prizes. Cost for the event is just $25 per person. For reservations call 419-285-4505.
A new film from Emmy Award winning writer and producer Linda Midgett is coming to Port Clinton’s Ida Rupp Public Library. A national Christian non-profit organization called “Sojourners” has produced this half-hour film titled “The Line”. According to their press release, the film “uncovers the emerging and entrenched faces of poverty in our country–such as the suburban former banker who now relies on a food pantry; to an aging career fisherman, whose shrimping business has been devastated by the after-effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast. The movie will be played at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 30, at Ida Rupp Public Library. A local program about how to help our own community’s efforts follows the screening. Refreshments will be served and donations to the food pantry will be accepted during this special screening event.
The Danbury Township Board of Trustees has approved the sale of surplus property by auction on Saturday, June 8, at the Lakevue Marina Storage Buildings across from Lakevue Marina, 8549 North Shore Blvd. Steve Pitzer with the Pitzer Auction Company will conduct the sale. Items to be auctioned include a dump truck/snow plow/salt spreader, an F250 pickup truck, furniture and an antique Coke cooler along with many other items. Preview and registration will begin at 8 a.m. with the sale to begin promptly at 10 a.m. For complete details and photos, visit www.stevepitzer.com and click on the “auctions” tab; or you can call Steve Direct at 419-341-5235.
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the 4th Annual Village-wide Garage Sale Days on June 7 & 8. A complete list of sales will be available at the Chamber and the Oak Harbor Public Library and also at www.oakharborohio.net starting this Wednesday, June 5. If you would like to place your sale on the list, there is a $3 minimum donation and must be turned in by Monday, June 3. Questions? Call Valerie Winterfield at the chamber office, 419-898-0479.
Miami University’s Chemical Engineering–Paper Science department recently recognized Nathanial Hartman, a junior from Marblehead, who received the Bob and Barbara Williams Leadership Award in that department.