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Woodville, Oak Harbor plan Independence Day events
The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a gala Independence Day celebration Saturday July 3 along the Portage River, in downtown Oak Harbor.

The festivities will begin at 5 p.m. with opening ceremonies, followed by entertainment performances by Class A Dance Studio and music provided by Legacy II.

The winner of the Village Anniversary T-shirt contest will be announced. At 8 p.m. Apple Festival Royalty will hold their famous “Duck Race” on the Portage River. Watch as the excitement builds to see if your duck is a lucky prize winner.

The night would not be complete without the sky being illuminated with the most spectacular fireworks display around!

No coolers will be allowed. All beverages must be purchased at the event.

The Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help with the celebration. Volunteers are needed for gate checking, ticket sales, and bartending.  Call 419-898-0479  to volunteer or obtain more information.

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The 31st annual Portage River Festival, which will be held Sunday, June 27 at Depot Park in Elmore, is promising great food and entertainment for the entire family.

A community garage sale beginning June 25 and continuing through Sunday will help kick off the weekend. To be added to the garage sale list please call 419-862-3029.

This year's festival will include:

• A “Redneck Lawnmower Pulling Contest” (info: Tim at 419-376-2639)

• A talent show (info: Randy at 419-665-2761)

• A flea market and craft show (info: Rick at 419-862-3058)

• The first annual Charlie Schneider Memorial Car Show and “Ugliest Pickup Truck Contest” (Info: 419-862-2978)

• The 35th annual Portage River Bicycle Tour (info: 419-243-7680)

• And a new event – The Portage River 5K run (info: Candy at 419-355-3322).

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The year was 1910.

William Taft was President of the United States and the Boy Scouts were founded.

rose-anniversary
Centenarians Al and Betty Rose took a limo
ride down “Memory Lane,” including stops in
Oregon, in celebration of their recent 79th
wedding anniversary.

It was also the year Al Rose and Elizabeth (Betty) Dye were born.

Al and Betty have witnessed a great deal of history in their 100 years on earth. But they have also accomplished something very few people have been able to do. Al and Betty have each lived to be 100 years old, and they have been married for 79 years – since 1931.

The Roses are residents of The Elizabeth Scott Community, an assisted living and long-term care facility in Maumee. On Monday, June 7, the facility celebrated the Roses’ anniversary with a limousine ride down memory lane.

“We’ve researched this online and, from what we could find, there are only two cases in the United States where the married couple were both at least 100-years-old,” said Matt Bucher, director of Marketing for The Elizabeth Scott Community. “The odds of this happening are astronomically low. Since this is a special anniversary for the Roses, we wanted to do something for them to commemorate their many years together.”

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