Friday is last chance for Lenten fish fries

John SchaffnerThis Friday night will be the last of the Lenten fish fries hosted by the Port Clinton Knights of Columbus at the Denny Bergeman Memorial K. of C. Hall at 109 E. Perry St. They serve from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Pollack dinners are $10, while Lake Erie Perch or shrimp dinners are $13.50. Also, St. Boniface Church in Oak Harbor will hold its all-you-can-eat Lenten Fish Fry this Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 while kids 5 and under eat for FREE!


Speaking of St. Boniface, what a great story we got to publish last week about how 25 families got out on the street and raised $100,000 in just seven weeks to keep the school open. My sister Ann Sardeson worked for many years for the Toledo Diocesan Schools, and one of her key assignments was working directly with St. Boniface Principal Millie Greggila on ways to recruit more students. Again … congratulations to all involved.

Our Find Wylie winner this week is Milaine Misencik from the Cleveland area who was selected from 106 contestants who found Wylie in the ad for the Port Clinton Shopping Expo on page 6A in last week’s Beacon. Milaine wins our weekly $20 gift card from Friendship Food Stores. We’ll 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 Web Site

The City of Port Clinton will be flushing the fire hydrants starting this Monday, April 2, and continuing through Friday, April 6. Residents may experience some discoloration in their water supply caused by the hydrant flushing. Running cold water through your faucet will help clear up the discoloration. It is recommended that residents NOT do laundry while their water is discolored. They don’t want your clothes to come out dirtier than when they went in.

Speaking of the City … the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, on the Ottawa County Courthouse lawn. The city is in need of donations of candy and prizes for the children. Donations can be dropped off at City Hall.

Congratulations to Chris Galvin and Dr. Kirk Halliday who will be making a presentation about the Conestoga Program in May at the United Way Worldwide Community Leaders Conference in Nashville, Tenn. So, once again, Port Clinton makes a name on a national stage in a most positive light!

At 2 p.m. Thursday, April 5, the residents and friends at the Vineyard on Catawba will gather to play a little Bingo at the Community Center. Only a $1 donation per card is required and prizes will be awarded to all winners. Refreshments will be served and this event is open to the public. For information, call 419-797-3100.

The annual Ottawa County Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction will be held on Saturday, April 14, at the Camp Perry Clubhouse. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling John Valentine at 419-656-9000.

Those incredible people at the Black Swamp Bird Observatory are gearing up for another huge “Greatest Week in American Birding” when literally thousands of bird watchers, photographers and enthusiasts will descend upon Ottawa County May 4-13. Local business will be given the opportunity to participate in this incredible event. First, The Beacon and the Press Newspapers in Genoa and Oregon are combining again to print 10,000 copies of the official visitors’ guide that will be distributed at hundreds of local businesses prior and during the event. Businesses can also advertise on the BSBO Web Site. Finally, you may provide special offers for the birders that will go in every registration packet for the big week. For information, contact Kim Kaufman at 419-898-4070 or send her an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mark Saturday, April 21, down on your calendar for the second annual dinner to benefit the Kathryn Cobbledick Art Scholarship to be held at Avery’s on the Peninsula. Kathryn was an inspirational young lady who passed away too soon following a courageous battle with cancer. She was always the highlight when she did the opening lap of the local Relay for Life event.

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