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Mark Schaffner

Mark Schaffner

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Ottawa County Senior Centers help fellow home-bound seniors

The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) created the March For Meals campaign in 2002 to raise awareness about senior hunger. We Are Meals On Wheels, so no senior goes hungry™ is the rallying cry of the campaign and MOWAA. March For Meals unites Meals On Wheels programs in a collective effort to improve the visibility of senior hunger. Since 2002, there has been tremendous growth in the number of participating Meals On Wheels programs in the annual March For Meals campaign.

Friends of Port Clinton Cemeteries seeking contributions

The Friends of the Port Clinton Cemeteries are undertaking a major fundraising campaign to pave the cemetery roads. This project called the Cemetery Friends Paving Project (CFPP) is contracting with Erie Paving of Sandusky, Ohio. The estimate from the company has come in at $75,000 for the Riverview Cemetery portion of the project. Due to the cost of this project, the paving will be completed in increments over a period of time. The city of Port Clinton has given complete approval for this project, but has made it clear that there are no monies available from the municipality. However, the city will complete the necessary infrastructure and groundwork as a means to help keep down the cost. This project is needed to eliminate the muddy driveways that visitors encounter during funerals and when visiting their loved ones in the cemetery. Paving the driveways will increase the accessibility and aesthetics of the cemetery.

Peninsula Community Good Friday service

All are invited to the annual Community Good Friday Service for the Peninsula which will be held March 29, 12-1 p.m., at Lakeside United Methodist Church..  A free-will offering for the Danbury Food Pantry will be received.  Food items are also welcome.  Participating in this ecumenical worship are Rev. Dr. Kurt Burows, Resurrection Lutheran Church; Rev. Robert Butcher; Rev. Kay Cox, First United Church of Christ;  Very Rev. Bryan Eyman, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church; Rev. Brad Hall, Chapel on the Lake, Rev. Dan Ring, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church;  Rev. Marvin Rettig, Chaplain, Danbury Twp. Fire Dept.;  Rev. Vern Shepherd, Lakeside United Methodist Church; Rev. Chris Young, St. John & St. Paul Lutheran Churches.  This worship experience is sponsored by the Danbury Ministerial.

Fire Hydrants being flushed

Beginning Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19, the Ottawa County Sanitary Engineering Department will be flushing fire hydrants. The flushing will commence in southern Portage and Danbury Townships continuing into the remainder of Portage Township, Catawba Island, Erie, Bay, Harris and Salem Townships. Customers may experience short-term, temporary discoloration of the water in areas near the flushing activity. Check the water for discoloration before use. Be advised that the water will be safe for consumption.  If you have any questions, call the Sanitary Engineering Department at 419-734-6725.

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