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Stamp out Hunger thank you

To the Community of Danbury Township and the Letter Carriers of the Marblehead-Lakeside Post Office,

Thank you for your generosity of donated food items through the National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive. Thank you to our Letter Carriers who had to pick up and deliver the massive amount of food that was donated. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated.

The Danbury Food Pantry has been serving Danbury Township residents for 31 years and would not be able to do so if not for the community being involved through our local churches and programs such as this food drive. The food pantry on average serves 57 families a month providing three days of emergency food as well as hygiene items that families can’t buy with food stamps. The food pantry operates on the third Saturday of the month, 8:30-10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Proof of residence and proof of need is required to apply and the HEAP financial guidelines are followed.

Again, thank you to all who participated in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Janine Dress, Chair of the Danbury Food Sharing Program

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Escorted pilot tells how Tuskegee Airmen “Rise Above”

First Lieutenant Clyde Gilbert and Dr. Harold Brown.

The CAF Red Tail Squadron “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit was at the Liberty Aviation Museum May 15-17. The exhibit offered a great opportunity to educate the young and the seasoned about the Tuskegee Airmen. It serves as not only an education tool, but as a venue for veterans to meet and share stories about their military service.

B-24 pilot Melvin Shafer of the 15th Air Force was at the exhibit on Saturday. Shafer served three years in the Air Force and currently resides in Fremont. “I was escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen on many occasions; they would always be right there where you could see them.”

Shafer was in Italy and would go through Hungry and Austria and took comfort in being escorted by the Tuskegee Airmen. He said that other escort squadrons would stay far ahead when the Tuskegee Airmen would hang close.

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CMP offers free BB gun demos at Walleye Festival

The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) will once again offer free BB gun demonstrations at the 34th Annual Walleye Festival at Port Clinton’s Waterworks Park.

Kids of all ages, including supervised kids under 18, are welcome to visit the CMP’s portable BB gun range on the festival grounds and try their hand at some old-time marksmanship fun.

Dana Bacak-Lynd, CMP Assistant General Manager and Walleye Festival Chairman, said the CMP is looking forward to participating in the parade again and opening its mobile BB gun range to festival patrons. “It’s a pleasure to join with our local friends from Ottawa County and to see so many visitors from outside the area at the Walleye Festival,” Bacak-Lynd said.

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East Harbor hosts Friday Night Music Fest

East Harbor State Park will be hosting a Friday night Music Fest. The first event will be Friday, May 23, from 6-8:30 p.m., in front of the Camp Store. The band Classic Trendz will play for free, but will accept donations. The event is open to the public. Visitors are asked to park in the grass parking lot near the Camp Store.

Classic Trendz is a two piece vocal duo that sings up-beat hits. They are popular in this area and have a busy schedule.

Pizza, snacks, beverages and Toft’s ice cream will be available for purchase at the Camp Store.

For further information, call 419.734.4424, ext. 2. 

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ICS announces Art Show winners

The Art Show at Immaculate Conception School in Port Clinton last weekend was a testament to the talent and creativity of the students at ICS. There were realistic pieces, sculptures, pottery pieces, weavings, and much more. Anyone who took the time to browse the art was amazed by the unique projects and the ability of the students. The art was judged last Friday by an outside artist and ribbons were awarded for first, second and third place. Several other pieces received “art achievement” ribbons for outstanding effort. Many pieces from the show will be sent to the Ottawa County Fair to be displayed and judged this summer. The show was organized by art teacher Joni Hoffman. 

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Lake Erie Arty Party Memorial Day weekend

This Memorial Day weekend hosts the second year of the Lake Erie Arty Party in downtown Port Clinton. This public art market will be held Saturday, May 24–Sunday, May 25. The Party will take place at the Clinton House, 106 W. Perry Street, and an adjacent lot, near the corner of Perry and Madison Streets, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

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Oak Harbor utility survey

During the month of June, Oak Harbor utility provider AMP Incorporated is sponsoring a telephone survey with utility customers. They have contracted with SDS Research, a national research firm, to conduct the survey. Questions will relate to overall satisfaction with utility service, communication with customers, customer service and other topics. 

The Village of Oak Harbor asks residents that if they receive a call from SDS Research they take a few minutes to respond to the survey. The results will assist AMP and the Village of Oak Harbor in determining how to improve the service they provide. Should you have questions regarding this survey, contact Village Administrator Randy Genzman at 419.898.5561.

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Michael Mage performing at Walleye Festival

Back by popular demand, Michael Mage, known as a comedian stuck in a magician’s shoes, will be performing two shows at the Walleye Festival on Saturday, May 24.

Michael Mage, a two-time national award winning magician, incorporates comedy and endless audience participation into his hilarious shows that you have to see to believe.  With years of professional experience, Michael is able to develop his show based around the audience at hand.

Since 2004, Michael Mage has been performing his stand up act for major Cedar Fair Amusement Parks and numerous comedy clubs.  His interactive performance allows the audience to not just see the show, but become a part of it. No two shows are ever the same. Michael believes in creating a unique theatrical experience for each audience that is both interactive and magical.

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20 years of helping the cause

On Sunday, June 1, a piece of Catawba history is coming to an end. The CIC Run/Walk for Habitat for Humanity will run its last 3 and 5 mile courses. Many of the race directors from prior years will be present to memorialize the day. Always held at Catawba Island Club, the run/walk has raised over $300,000 through the years. It was an idea nurtured by Bud Hagy; Michael Schenk, General Manager of the Catawba Island Club; and Julie Caswell, former CIC Fitness Center Director. 

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