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S.C.R.A.P. Tractor & Engine Show celebrating 25 years
The Sandusky County Restorers of Antique Power will hold their 25th anniversary Antique Tractor & Engine Show Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at White Star Park, SR 300, a mile south of Gibsonburg.

In celebration of the 25th anniversary, this year’s festival will feature tractors and oil field engines originally displayed at the first show. In addition, a 25th anniversary quilt made by The Hayes Ohio Star Quilters will be on display.

There will also be parades, a number of demonstrations including wood carving, wheat threshing, corn shredding and baling; kiddie and adult tractor pulls; a Banjo, Fiddler & Harmonica Contest; a Golf Cart Skills Challenge; an Antique Car & Truck display; a Kiddie Railroad Ride; a flea market; catsup-making and much more. A fireworks display will light up the night on Saturday.

It's a Labor Day tredition-the Sandusky County Restorers of Power
will present their 25th annual
Antique Tractor & Engine Show Aug. 31,
Sept. 1 and
2 and White Star Park in Gibsonburg. (Press photo by
Ken Grpsjean)

Special entertainment will include country music provided by the Connor Rose Show Saturday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.; DJ Rusty and Jen Burkett performing in the Gray Barn Sunday from 7-11 p.m. and the Genoa Legion Band in the Entertainment tent Monday beginning at 11 a.m. Other entertainment will include performances by the Gibsonburg High School Choir, Hi-Cotton Singers and The Wright Family.

A wide variety of food vendors will be on hand throughout the weekend.

All tractors are welcome – restored or not. Admission is $3 per day. Free parking and lot shuttle will be available.

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit

Celebrating Peter Navarre
Toledo’s original celebrity, Peter Navarre – a skilled and courageous Indian Scout in the Battle of Lake Erie in the War of 1812 – will be honored in a two-day celebration Saturday and Sunday Sept. 7 and 8.

The first celebration will be held from noon-4 p.m. at Navarre Park in East Toledo. After opening remarks by local historian Larry Michaels at 12:15 p.m., there will be a reading of the Navarre Ohio Historical Plaque, presentation of a Peter Navarre gun to the Oregon-Jerusalem Historical Society and a welcome to Peter Navarre’s descendants.

From 12:45-4 p.m., re-enactors portraying Peter Navarre, Robert Navarre and Catherine Bordeau will be on hand greeting visitors. All descendants of Peter Navarre are invited to attend a Navarre Family Reunion in the shelterhouse. The celebration will also include pioneer games, apple bobbing for children and historical displays.

On the following day, the celebration will continue from noon-4 p.m. at Toledo Botanical Garden, Elmer Drive, Toledo. Visitors can tour the Navarre Cabin, located on the garden grounds. Re-enactors will portray Peter Navarre and his wife, Catherine Bordeau. In addition, kids’ activities, the second edition of “Peter Navarre, War of 1812 Scout,” will be released.

For more information, contact Robyn Hage at 419-344-7615 or visit

Live in the House 2013
The Pemberville Historical Society and the Grand Rapids Arts Council have announced the lineup for the popular 2013-2014 Live in the House Concert Series.

A joint effort between the two village groups, the concerts are presented the first weekend of each month, September through May, with Pemberville presenting on Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Opera House and Grand Rapids on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

The shows feature entertainers from across the United States who will bring a variety of music including the Blues, Swing, contemporary piano, Folk and Bluegrass.

The 2013 schedule for Pemberville includes:
• Sept. 7: Lisa Biales, Belle of the Blues;
• Oct. 5: The Back Porch Swing Band;
• Nov. 2: The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, a Civil War band;
• Dec. 7: Jason Farnham, pianist;
• Jan. 4: Silent Movie Night;
• Feb. 1: The Boogie Woogie Kid, Matthew Ball;
• March 1: Bob Ford and the Ragamuffins, folk music and comedy;
• April 5: Spittin’ Image, twin brothers reminiscent of the Smothers Brothers;
• May 3: The Muleskinner Band, Bluegrass at its best.

Tickets are $10. Information is available at,, or by calling Carol Bailey at 419-287-4848.

Perry’s Victory exhibit
The Toledo Museum of Art is showcasing “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” through Nov. 10 in Galleries 28 and 29.

The exhibit commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, one of the largest naval battles of the War of 1812 in which nine U.S. vessels captured six ships of Great Britain's Royal Navy. It includes paintings, prints, sculpture, artifacts, letters and music.

One of the prominent works on view includes “Perry’s Victory on Lake Erie” by marine painter Thomas Birch – a work that depicts a critical moment just before the surrender of the British ships.

The naval engagement, led by Commander Oliver Hazard Perry, was a watershed moment in which the Americans reclaimed the lake and Perry became a national hero. A squadron of British ships had never before been captured; as Perry famously reported, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

Admission is free. Visit for more information.

Veteran’s art exhibit
PRIZM Creative Community is issuing a call for participation to artists and authors for the first Veteran’s Art Exhibition of Northwest Ohio, called “Salute to Freedom.”

The two-month exhibit will be on display from November into early January at the Way Public Library, 101 E. Indiana Ave. in Perrysburg.

The exhibit is open to all honorably discharged veterans of any era or branch of service in any media or genre of visual or literary art. Submissions can be visual arts only, literary arts only, or a combination of both.

This year is the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, therefore Vietnam veterans are especially encouraged to participate. The show is also open to entries from family members of veterans and/or deceased veterans. These entries may honor the veteran or be entries of their works or that of their late veteran.

A printable application is available on pages 17 and 18 of the Mid 2013 PRIZM Newsletter, found on the homepage of the PRIZM website at The participation fee is $10. The deadline to apply is Oct. 15.

For more information, email or call 419-931-8732.

Brunner Fall Festival
A Fall Festival will be held Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Brunner Campus, 1224 West St., Genoa.

The event will include a craft/vendor fair, along with a Mom 2 Mom sale, face painting, a pumpkin contest and more. Nelson Farms will be set up outside with pumpkins and gourds.

To reserve a space for the craft/vendor sale, or for more information, email Joy at

Maumee Bay River Festival
The Second Annual Maumee Bay River Festival will be held on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 12-7p.m. at the Maumee Bay Brewing Company.

The festival – a celebration of Lake Erie and the Maumee River – will include informational booths about the region’s watershed and water bodies, live music and storytelling, a Lake Erie Perch fry, boat rides on the Sandpiper, an exclusive Surgeon Ale from the Maumee Bay Brewing Co., and tours of the future Middlegrounds Metropark.

Proceeds raised will benefit Lake Erie Waterkeeper, a 501c3, specifically their programs intended to re-introduce sturgeon into the Maumee River and Lake Erie, as has been done successfully in other Great Lakes areas.

Admission is $5. Attendees that arrive by bicycle or TARTA will receive $2 off admission.

“Minute to Win It”
The Wood County Committee on Aging, Inc. (WCCOA) in partnership with Briar Hill Health Campus are collaborating to offer an “As Seen on TV” event entitled, “Minute to Win It.”

The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 1-3 p.m. at the Pemberville Area Senior Center, 220 Cedar St., Pemberville.

Those 50 and over are encouraged to participate in these unique challenges such as the “Chocolate Unicorn.” where participants will be seated and they will attempt to stack five chocolate snack cakes on their foreheads; or the “Breakfast Scrabble,” where participants will have put the front of a cereal box back together after it was cut into 16 pieces.

Registered participants will have a chance to participate in all of the events with an opportunity to win the “Minute to Win It” championship title.

The community is invited to cheer on the participants and enjoy refreshments. For more information, call Sandy Abke at the Pemberville Area Senior Center at 419-287-4190 or email

AAA offering Tipsy Tow
To help members and non-members celebrate safely, AAA Northwest Ohio is offering Tipsy Tow service for Labor Day weekend.

The service will be offered Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights from 6 p.m. through 6 a.m. While AAA encourages partygoers to designate a driver if they plan to consume alcohol at Labor Day celebrations, the Tipsy Tow service is available to assist those who find themselves in an impaired situation and need to get them and their vehicles home safely.

To take advantage of Tipsy Tow, drivers should call 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357), state that they need a “Tipsy Tow” and provide their name, home address, phone number and vehicle location.

Tipsy Tow provides a one-way ride for the driver and his or her vehicle at no cost for up to 10 miles. Services will not be provided to motorists requesting a tow to another drinking establishment or to a destination other than their home. A tow to a hotel may be allowed if the motorist is, or plans to become, a guest.

Other services that will not be provided as part of the Tipsy Tow program include requests for a vehicle start, flat tire change, gas delivery and/or taxi service. For trips longer than 10 miles, motorists can expect to be charged the towing company’s standard rate.

It’s a Labor Day tradition – the Sandusky County Restorers of Power will present their 25th annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and Sept. 2 at White Star Park in Gibsonburg. (Press photo by Ken Grosjean)

In addition, a 25th anniversary quilt made by The Hayes Ohio Star Quilters will be on display.



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