Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival

The Port Clinton Knights of Columbus would like to thank all those involved in making the 2014 Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival a great success.  This year, more than 3000  people attended the festival.  Most were from out of town and several made very favorable comments about our beautiful city.   Without the assistance of over 250 volunteers, this festive event would not be possible.  

Many thanks go out to our suppliers, musicians, sponsors, volunteers, the City of Port Clinton, and especially our supporters.  Special thanks go out to our neighbors, Americas Best Value Inn, Mendoza’s Mexican Restaurant, and Fisherman’s Warf for their cooperation and assistance.  Plans are already being made for next year’s eleventh Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival to make it an even bigger and better event.

Jerry Arnold
Ed Verkin
Festival chairmen


C.O.R.D. Supports the Lighthouse Conservancy 

Port Clinton is a maritime community built on the Great Lake Erie some 200 hundred years ago. It is Lake Erie that brought the settlers here and it is the Great Lake that keeps most of us here. Most of us were born and raised here and will always live here. Maybe some of us have become accustomed to all that, but the small group of dedicated men and women in the Lighthouse Conservancy have not. They strive to honor our heritage.


Tenth annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival

Antique accordion on display at the Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival.

Over Labor Day weekend The Knights of Columbus hosted the tenth annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival. This is the seventh year that the Knights of Columbus have sponsored the event, the first three years Main Street Port Clinton hosted the event. This year, close to 3000 people from near and far attended the event.


PC Mayor visits Coffee with the Editor

On Wednesday, August 27, Port Clinton Mayor Vince Leone came to address questions from area residents at The Beacon’s weekly Coffee with the Editor. Port Clinton Police Chief Rob Hickman, Main Street Port Clinton members, downtown business owners and Marblehead, Catawba and Port Clinton residents also attended the open town hall forum.


Oak Harbor falls to Ottawa-Glandorf, 34-17

Ultimately, Oak Harbor’s mistakes did them in.

Despite hanging with Ottawa-Glandorf for much of the game, four Rocket turnovers were the difference in their 34-17 loss to the Titans on Friday at the Launchpad. 

Oak Harbor raced out to a 10-3 lead after running back Andrew Heberling scored on a 65-yard touchdown run midway thru the second quarter, but Ottawa-Glandorf responded by scoring 21 unanswered points, taking a 17-10 lead into the half before scoring on the first possession of the third quarter to go ahead 24-10.


FOPA casino bus trip September 7

The Fraternal Order of Police Associates Lodge #34 is hosting a casino bus trip on Sunday, September 7.  The bus will depart from Port Clinton City Hall parking lot at 10 a.m. for Horseshoe Casino Cleveland.  Tickets are $40 and include $25 free play upon arrival at the casino.  We will depart the casino at approximately 4 p.m.  

Raffles and 50/50 chances will be played on the trip to the casino.  This is a fundraiser for the countywide Police Memorial to be constructed in the future.  

Tickets are available at Perfect Color, 90 N. Madison Street or by phone 419-308-4690.


Ava’s Labor of Love

The parents and extended family of Ava Arnold would like to thank all who donated supplies or time, brought their beautiful cars to show off, or came and supported them this past Saturday at Ava's Labor of Love at Waterworks Park. A huge thank you to The Compassionate Friends for overseeing the event! 

People were loving the raffle items that were all donated by local businesses and friends, and thank everyone who won for picking up their prizes so quickly. The event was a huge success and we are looking forward to making it a yearly tradition. Check out Ava's labor of love on Facebook and let us know if there are new things you would like to see at next year's fundraiser. 

Ava even paid us a little visit while cleaning up and sent a rainbow to brighten the already beautiful day we were blessed with! 

If someone you know is suffering from a mitochondrial disorder contact the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, they are such a wonderful organization full of knowledge and support. They are always excepting donations for research, thank you for making a difference in the life of another child with a mitochondrial disorder and honoring the life of our little Ms. Ava. 

Carmen Richards
Port Clinton


Air Show

I grew up in San Diego. We lived on the flight path to Lindburg field in the 1940's and 1950's I went to Bassett’s last weekend when the air show was going on. The sounds of the old planes brought back happy memories. I hope they come back next year. 

Thanks to everyone who worked to put on the event.

Alberta Seymour
Oak Harbor

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