‘Money Day’ a unique, timely addition to Ottawa Co. Fair
Money Day at the Ottawa County Fair will be a unique and timely new addition to the schedule this year.
Local banks and financial institutions and community organizations from across the county will be sharing information and fun Thursday July 23 from 1-6 p.m. in the Entertainment Tent near the entrance to the fairgrounds.
The day will include door prizes, free popcorn, a coin scramble for kids at 2 and 5 p.m. and free informational programs at 1:30, 3 and 4:30 p.m. Program topics include “Making Your Mortgage Work for You,” “How to Save When You Don’t Have a Dollar to Spare,” and “Credit vs. Debit.”
In addition, the Senior Fair Board will refund the $5 gate fee for those attending one of the afternoon programs.
The local Ottawa County Save$ coalition was instrumental in planning the activities for the unique fair exhibit. “We wanted to place a special emphasis on planning and saving in a fun and friendly way,” said Chris Galvin, director of the United Way office in Ottawa County.
“We want people to know that you don’t have to be rich to get ahead even in tough economic times,” said Marcia Jess, Extension Educator with OSU Extension.
For more information, call the Extension at 1-800-322-4159 or 419-898-3631.
The Ottawa County Fair runs July 20-26. The fairgrounds are located 2.5 miles east of Oak Harbor on SR 163. Mechanical rides will begin July 21 at 3 p.m. Ride prices are $10 3 p.m. to close Tuesday; and on Wednesday through Sunday, the cost is $10 to ride noon to 5 p.m.; $12 to ride 6-11 p.m.; and $15 all day.
For a complete schedule and more information, visit ottawacountyfair.org or call 419-898-1971.
This summer, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is offering “Wild Wednesdays,” engaging and educational programs for elementary-aged children.
Each Wednesdays through Aug. 12, participants will have the opportunity to learn about native plants and animals, explore outside, read stories, make nature crafts and more.
Programs for children who have completed grades K-2 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon and children who have completed grades 3 to 5 will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. The programs are free and open to the public. Space is limited. Call Michelle at 419-898-0014 to register.
For more information about these or other Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge events, visit www.fws.gov/midwest/ottawa.
The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge entrance is located 15 miles east of Toledo on SR 2.
The Teutonia Maennerchor’s 34th ‘Kornfest’ will be held Aug. 1 at Oak Shade Grove, 3624 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
Dinner, which will include barbecue chicken and all the sweet corn you care to eat plus salad and dessert, will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Dance to the music of Detroit’s Martin Brothers Plus Band from 7 to 11 p.m. As always, there will be a full cash bar along with German and American beers.
Tickets are $10 for adults. Children 10 and under will be admitted free and a special children’s menu is available. Advance tickets are recommended. Contact S&K Office Supplies at 419-691-3537 or any Damenchor or Maennerchor member for tickets or more information.
A Lake Township Community Fun Walk/Run will be held Aug. 29 at 8 a.m. Registration will be held at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s UCC in Millbury.
Mobile Meals seeking volunteers
Mobile Meals of Toledo is looking for a few good men – and women – who are available to deliver meals to individual homes or apartment buildings two days a month, around mid-day.
Delivery takes one to 1.5 hours. “We currently have more openings than we have volunteers just now, including a new route in the South Toledo-Maumee-Perrysburg area,” said Cindi Bush, volunteer programs director, adding that there are also routes on the East Side and downtown.
Volunteer openings are year-round opportunities; however, there are also substitute opportunities available. Substitutes are often called upon once a week, but they can set their schedules each month according to their availability.
The Gale and Marlyn Williamson Performing Arts Fund will present the Pemberville Children’s Theatre Workshop’s “Huckleberry Finn, The Musical,” in cooperation with the Pioneer Drama Service, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Pemberville Opera House.
Y Child Care Resources
YWCA Child Care Resources and Referral provides assistance in becoming a child care provider and locating affordable child care for area counties including Lucas, Ottawa and Wood. For more information, call 419-255-5519 or 1-800-632-3052.
Family Fishing Day
A Family Fishing Day will be held July 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Township’s Friendship Park, 27975 Cummings Rd.
Bring your pole – bait will be provided. There will be prizes and trophies for the largest and smallest fish and the most fish caught.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. There is a $1 registration fee per person.