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Register for Chamber’s Classic Car Show

The Port Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 21st Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown historic Port Clinton.  The event has been renamed the Jerry Lippus Memorial Car Show in honor of Jerry Lippus (Mr. Downtown) who organized the event in previous years before passing away in November 2007 from cancer.

Cars, trucks and bikes from virtually every era and every make will be on display on the on Madison Street.  Proud owners will be polishing their vehicles and waxing eloquently about the history and renovations of their unique vehicles.  There will be a 50/50 drawing every hour beginning at 11 a.m., door prizes every hour beginning at11:30 a.m. and a DJ will play throughout the event.

In recent years, the shows have hosted an average of over 150 cars and trucks.  Vehicle registration is $10 with a portion of the registration fees being donated to the Port Clinton 4th of July Fireworks and Main Street Port Clinton in honor of Jerry Lippus.  Dash plaques will be given to the first 100 cars at check-in; and if you register and pay before June 30, you will receive a free t-shirt.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at 419-734-5503 or go to portclintonchamber.com to download a vehicle registration form.

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C.O.R.D. circulating an initiative petition

Citizens Organized for Responsible Development (C.O.R.D.) are circulating an Initiative Petition to put a new Port Clinton city ordinance on November’s ballot.  Once on the ballot voters can adopt or reject the new ordinance.  If approved in November, the new ordinance would require that any proposed sale or lease of City park land be approved by a citywide vote in a general election.

Petition signatures will be asked for door-to-door over the next several weeks.  Residents can also contact a C.O.R.D. member if they want to sign.

Representative of C.O.R.D. are Don Finke, 419-732-2962, and Rick Noderer, 419-734-4870.

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Science is fun at PCMS: Can crushing experiment

Port Clinton Middle School Fleet 7 students react to Mr. Jared Rhode’s science experiment: crushing a can with water vapor! Pictured left to right Nik Skoufos, Elizabeth Aukerman, Dylan Johnson, Hailey Ward (seated), Gabie Klein (standing), Alexia Read and teacher Jared Rhode.

 

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