Family briefs - Luckey Fall Festival offers old-fashioned fall fun

Press Staff Writer

        The 2022 Luckey Fall Festival will be held Friday-Sunday Sept. 23-25 at Basic Park, located between Krotzer Avenue (SR 582) and Gilbert Road on Adams Street.
        The old-fashioned fall festival will feature a craft and flea market, food vendors, demonstrations, live music and more.
        The schedule includes:
        • 8 a.m.: Scales open for Tractor Pull.
        • 10 a.m.: FFA Antique Tractor Pull.
        • 4-9 p.m. Bingo.
        • 5 p.m.-close: Kids’ Area open (Commercial Tent).
        • 6 p.m.: Live music featuring East of Cheyenne.
        • 7 a.m.: Breakfast (Commercial Tent).
        • 8 a.m.: Weigh-in for Antique Tractor Pull.
        • 10 a.m.: Classic Auto Display (ball field); Kids’ Area opens.
        • 11:15 a.m.: Antique Tractor Pull.
        • 12 p.m.: Bingo; live music featuring Don Coats.
        • 3 p.m.: BBQ Pork & Brisket dinner (back of Commercial Tent).
        • 5 p.m.: Live music featuring Kevin VanSickle & Pure Country.
        • 7 a.m.: Breakfast (Commercial Tent).
        • 10 a.m.: Community Church Service.
        • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Registration for Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull.
        • 11:30 a.m.: Chicken BBQ.
        • 12-2 p.m.: Kids’ Area (Commercial Tent).
        • 12-3 p.m.: Bingo.
        • 2 p.m. Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull.
        • 4:30 p.m.: Festival closes with 50/50 drawing.
        Visit for more details.
Scout seeks donations for Eagle project
        Vinny Kendrioski, of Boy Scout Troop 112, Oregon, is seeking donations for his Eagle Scout project, which involves helping Unison Health’s Housing First Program in moving homeless people off the streets and into shared homes/apartments.
        The drive will be held Sunday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Oregon Municipal Building. Kendrioski is seeking donations of dish soap, toilet cleaner, all-purpose cleaner, plates, forks, spoons, hand soap, shampoo, body wash, towels, plungers, sanitizing wipes, etc.
        Cash, check, Venmo and PayPal donations are also welcome. Make Venmo payments to @Jason-Kendrioski and PayPal payments to JasonKedrio.
Antique construction equipment show set
        The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 36th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition Friday, Friday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Sept. 25 at the HCEA’s National Construction
Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green.
The show, which is open to the public, will feature live demonstrations of antique construction machinery powered by horses or mules, steam, electricity, gas and diesel. Equipment built or powered by Allis-Chalmers are being featured, along with the National Construction Equipment Museum’s unique collection of more than 180 machines.
        Additional attractions include vintage trucks, antique farming machinery, hit-and-miss engines, historical displays, memorabilia vendors and a huge sand pile for kids to play in.
        All owners of antique construction equipment, trucks and engines are encouraged to bring their machines for display. Past shows have had equipment from as far away as California.
        Show hours are Friday, 9 a.m.-dark; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $10 daily or $20 for a weekend pass for ages 16 and older and free for under 16.
        For more information, visit, call 419-352-5616 or email
Whiskey tasting event
        The Wood County Museum will host a whiskey tasting Thursday, Sept. 22 from 7-9 p.m.
        The event will be held in the Corn Barn, a building not typically open to the public. The museum is located at 13660 County Home Rd., Bowling Green.
         Local historian Elliot MacFarlane (Whisky Wizard) will talk about how whiskey, whisky and other spirits hold details about our county’s DNA. The program will include a tasting of six selected whiskies, a personal mini charcuterie box, and a self-guided museum tour. Must be age 21 or over to participate in the tasting.
        Whiskies to be sampled include Ardbeg Uigeadail, Oban 14-year-old, Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15-year-old, GlenMorangie Nectar D’or, Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-year-old, Macallan 12-year-old Sherry Oak (subject to change based on market availability).
        The event is limited to 30 people. Tickets are $60 for museum members and $70 for nonmembers. To purchase tickets, visit
LEGO Cup Challenge
        Join the Wood County District Public Library WCDPL for a LEGO Cup Challenge on Saturdays, Sept. 17, Oct.
22 and Nov. 12.
        Drop by the Walbridge Library, 108 N. Main St., any time between 2 and 4 p.m. to take part in the challenge. Participants will be given a cup of LEGOs and an item or structure to build using as many of the bricks as possible. After building, creations will be put on display for all to see.
        No registration is required. For more information, visit
Museum’s fall lecture series takes flight
        On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. the National Museum of the Great Lakes (NMGL) will kick off its annual fall lecture series with “Last Flight of a Tuskegee Airman” featuring underwater archaeologist Wayne Lusardi.
        “On April 11, 1944, Second Lt. Frank Moody, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, lost his life on a training mission over Lake Huron,” shares NMGL’s Archaeological and Research Director Carrie Sowden. “The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African American military pilots and airmen who fought in World War II. To help explore their story and this tragedy, we’ve asked Mr. Lusardi to join us in sharing his investigation of the archaeological site and theories of what may have happened on that fateful day.”
        Lusardi is the State Maritime Archaeologist with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Through his work, he is responsible for the research, documentation, preservation, and management of nearly 200 shipwrecks located in and around Thunder Bay, and another 1,300 around the state of Michigan.
        Although Lusardi will be presenting virtually, individuals who register for the lecture will have the option to watch him at the museum during an in-person watch party and livestreamed question-and-answer session.
        This is the first of three lectures in the museum’s 2022 Fall Lecture Series. On Oct. 26, the museum will feature Author Wendy Kolie who will uncover the deadly undercurrent lurking beneath Lake Erie’s surface in “Lake Erie Murder and Mayhem,” On Nov. 9, the lecture will take a comprehensive look at the only floating U.S. Post Office by presenting “Mail By the Pail: The History of the J.W. Westcott Co.”
        Event registration is free but required. Donations are encouraged and can be given upon registration. For more information or to register to join the event, visit
Save the date
        Plans are underway for the 50th East Toledo Christmas Parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11 a.m.       
        Organizers are welcoming those who have participated in previous parades in any way – with their school groups, scout troops, dance teams, classic car owners, etc. Former Miss East Toledo contestants and homecoming queens who have ridden in the parades are also invited.
        For more information, call Denny Fairchild at 419-693-9517.
Adult flu shots
        Adult flu shots are available in The Pharmacy at Magruder Hospital, which is located at the end of the same building as Urgent Care. Magruder Hospital is located at 615 Fulton St., Port Clinton.
        Regular and high-dose flu vaccines are available at the pharmacy, which is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No appointment is required. The pharmacy can bill insurances, so those planning to get vaccines should bring insurance cards.
        For pediatric flu vaccinations, parents/guardians should check with their primary care providers or the Ottawa County Health Department.


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