The 50th anniversary of the Ottawa County Fair opens this Monday at the Fairgrounds on SR 163 between Port Clinton and Oak Harbor. This local slice of Americana runs from July 14 through the 20. There will be lots of entertainment every day of the fair. Noting that this is the 50th, my mind runs crazy from my days on WRWR when the fair was still very young. They had a “Youth Press Corps” and I was honored to work with Amy Minnich and Libby Kilmer who ran all over the place getting judging results and the like. Ahhhh…those were the days.
In spite of the incredibly busy weekend, I managed to stop for an hour or two at the new Clinton House located in the former Beacon offices at 106-108 E. Perry Street in downtown Port Clinton. It doesn’t look like our old office, but it is beautiful. Congratulations to Jon and Carolyn Rodenhauser. They did much of the work themselves on the transformation. Stop in and see for yourself!