Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase 

Last year's Turkey Chase.

Registrations for the fifth annual Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase are now being accepted online or by mail. The event will be held on Saturday, November 29, at 10 a.m. The cost to participate is $20 for preregistered adults or $25 the day of the event. Youth 12 and under are $10. All of the profits will benefit the Jessica Schenk Memorial Scholar/Athlete Scholarship fund. This award is given to Port Clinton High School seniors who will be attending an accredited post-secondary institution and who excelled in athletics, scholarship, and community involvement during high school. 

To register online, please visit and search for Jessie Schenk Memorial Turkey Chase. Paper applications are available at the Catawba Island Club front desk and Fitness Center and online at

For more information or to register, please call Ginger Schenk at 419-797-4959 or visit


Red Kettle Campaign kickoff

The Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center is holding its 21st annual Red Kettle Campaign kickoff celebration and sign up to ring the bell event Wednesday, November 5, at 7:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Catawba Island Club, 4235 E. Beach Club Road, Port Clinton. Breakfast will be provided.

“We are asking everyone to please join us as we ring in the holiday season and celebrate the volunteers that make miracles happen in our community throughout the year,” said Director Maureen Saponari.

To RSVP for the event call 419-732-2769.


Lake Erie license plate proceeds fund two new projects

The Ohio Lake Erie Commission (OLEC) awarded two quarterly grants through Ohio’s Lake Erie Protection Fund at its September meeting in Oak Harbor.

The fund was established to help finance research and projects aimed at protecting, preserving and restoring Lake Erie and its watershed. The fund is supported by tax-deductible donations and by purchasing Ohio license plates displaying the Marblehead Lighthouse or the Lake Erie life preserver.


Oak Harbor K of C family breakfast

On Sunday, October 26, the Oak Harbor Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring an all you can eat sausage gravy and biscuits family breakfast at St. Boniface Catholic Church.  Beginning at 9 a.m., the Knights will be serving a menu including scrambled eggs and ham, homemade rolls, homemade applesauce, coffee, hot chocolate and juice.  

Donation is $6 for adults and children under 12 $3.  Proceeds will benefit Joyful Connections in their mission to provide a healthy, safe and homelike environment where children can interact with family members in a non-judgmental setting.


Do you want the right to vote? 

Sale of Water Works Park establishes a dangerous precedent allowing the city to sell valuable public space for private development with minimal justification. This means any public space could be a future candidate. That’s why I’m voting YES to protect Port Clinton Parks on November 4th. 

Are we a city that wants to sell our public parks to private developers without giving citizens the right to vote on it? Do you want the right to vote on the sale of public parks? YES, I DO! Water Works Park is not “saved” by this initiative. A YES vote simply gives the voters the right to decide its fate. A YES vote ensures it goes to a public vote to let the citizens of Port Clinton decide. It shouldn’t be easy to sell our public parks! 


Hot Shots elevates art in downtown Port Clinton

Table spread at Hot Shots open house Saturday, October 18.

Hot Shots Photography studio held its open house this Saturday, October 18, at their new location in downtown Port Clinton. The studio, which moved to the upper level of 106 ½ Madison Street on the corner of Madison and Second, has been renovated by Hot Shots owners Kelly and Billy Rigoni.


Zombies are invading Port Clinton!

Last year's zombie pub crawl participants

Downtown historic Port Clinton will welcome zombies from all shuffles of undead on Saturday, October 25, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. for the third annual Zombie Pub Crawl and Ball presented by Heidelberg Distributing.   Zombies will crawl to eight participating pubs: Bait House, Cielo Grande, Clinton House, McCarthy’s, Mr. Ed’s, PJ’s Grille & Bar, Rosie’s, and Slater’s Madison Street Pub.

Cash prizes will be given to the top three costumes.  New this year, cash prizes will be awarded for Best Group, Best Couple, and Most Creative.  Costume judging will take place at the upstairs of Slater’s from 7:30-10 p.m.  Tickets must be punched at each bar and must be complete to be entered to win prizes at the Ball. At 12 a.m., head to Cielo Grande for the Zombie Ball where costume contest winners will be announced.

The first 100 tickets sold will receive a free Zombie t-shirt.  Tickets can be purchased for $10 at Main Street’s office or any of the participating pubs. For more information, please contact 419-734-5503.


Port Clinton City School District Announces Flagship Award Winners

Photo Attached:  Pictured left to right:  Board of Education President David Belden with Flagship Award Winners Jeff Sondles, The Liberty Aviation Museum, Crew Community Award; Abby Lukac, First Mate Parent Award; Phil Fought, Captain Staff Award; and Superintendent of Schools Patrick D. Adkins.  

The Flagship Awards are part of Port Clinton City School District’s recognition program to honor parents, community members, staff and students that help the district fulfill its motto of “Proudly Charting a Course for Success.”  At the October 20 meeting, the Port Clinton Board of Education recognized the following individuals with Flagship Awards.


Joyful Connections hosting Lake Erie Adventure Play

From 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, Joyful Connections will host a pop-up playground presented by Lake Erie Adventure Play (LEAP). The event will be held in the fenced in area behind their building at 8200 W. SR 163 in Oak Harbor.

LEAP is a pilot program of United Way in Ottawa County that provides opportunities for kids (and adults) to play in their own chosen ways in and around Ottawa County. Using recyclable materials such as cardboard boxes, plastic containers, fabric, glue and string, children are given the time and space to create and play as they desire.


Area fire departments educate youth during Fire Prevention Month

ICS students with Port Clinton Fire Chief Johnson.

October is Fire Prevention Month and area fire departments used this as an opportunity to educate local elementary schools about fire prevention and fire safety.

At RC Waters Elementary in Oak Harbor, Carroll Township Fire Department put together a day of learning for the third graders that consisted of hands-on stations. One of the stations gave the students an opportunity to talk with the State Highway Patrol and another station was manned by Materion and Ottawa County EMA where students learned about assisting in disaster. The Lucas County Mobile firehouse gave students the experience of getting out of a building using the “stay low and go” technique. Students also used and tried on fire safety equipment.

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