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Show your colors to prevent domestic violence
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:11

Joyful Connections is encouraging Ottawa County citizens to take a few minutes this October to affix a purple light to their residences in an effort to promote the message that domestic violence has no place in their community.

The Purple Light Nights™ campaign offers a way to bring attention to the impact that domestic violence has on families and children.

To participate in Purple Light Nights™, residents are encouraged to purchase a purple light bulb, available at Joyful Connections in Oak Harbor or Family and Child Abuse Prevention Center in Port Clinton (Sutton Center #900), and display the lights on their porches from Oct. 1-31. The cost of each bulb is $3 or two for $5. Proceeds will benefit Joyful Connections, a supervised visitation and exchange site for families in Ottawa County.

 
Find SpongeBob and pal Patrick at farm’s fall festival
Written by Tammy Walro   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:07

Usually, he lives in a pineapple under the sea, but this fall SpongeBob

SpongeBob SquarePants and his pal
Patrick are ready to provide a
challenge and some a-maze-ing fall fun
at Country  Lane Tree Farm in Genoa.

SquarePants and his pal Patrick can be found in the cornfields at Country Lane Tree Farm, 3525 N. Bolander Rd., Genoa, just west of Clay Center.

“We were excited to receive permission from Viacom Productions to use the image of SpongeBob and Patrick in our corn mazes this year,” said farm owner Melissa Bowlander. “We’re also excited that our 17-year-old son John Jr. actually cut our mazes using GPS technology – he’s in A+ Computers at Penta and he happens to love computers.”

The farm is celebrating the opening of its Fall Festival season this weekend. Highlights include:
• Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch Hours: Monday through Friday 4 p.m. to dark; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to dark. (Last maze admission is one hour before dark.)

 
Street Fair, Ox Roast, Lime Fest offer weekend fun
Written by Press Staff Writer   
Friday, 18 September 2009 10:03

Three area communities will host festivals this weekend or next as September -- and summer -- come to an end.

The 2009 Genoa Street Fair is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Main Street. Sponsored by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, the fourth annual event features street vendors, a farmers’ market, American Legion bingo, children’s activities, Air Extreme kids’ games and more.

Rayz Benefit Bike Run begins at 11 a.m. (registration at 10 a.m.) The event is designed to raise funds for Jenna Apthorpe, a Genoa student diagnosed with leukemia. The ride will be followed at noon by a chicken barbecue at Rayz Café, 608 Main Street. Raffles and door prizes are also planned. For more info, call 419-855-CAFÉ.

 
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