See the sun set on Maumee Bay and hear the Genoa American Legion Band at Oregon’s Haley Boardwalk every Friday night starting July 16.
The “See Sunset on Maumee Bay” will be held at the Bayshore and Stadium roads intersection (5760 Bayshore). At the the Oregon waterfront, there will also be music, food, a walk along the boardwalk, street performers, and arts and crafts.
A group of neighbors have been meeting at the Oregon Senior Center - with the hospitality of host Paula Benton - to plan for Friday nights on the Oregon Haley Boardwalk from July 16 through August 27.
“Why are we doing this? To promote Oregon's waterfront and the Oregon waterfront community,” said organizer Sandy Bihn.
Bihn says the Oregon waterfront community is considered to be Oregon north of Cedar Point Road.
“What do we have? The Genoa American Legion Band will be playing on July 16th, sponsored by Western Lake Erie Waterkeepers. The senior center will have hot dogs and pizza and Tom's (Front Street, East Toledo) with brats, et cetera. On July 23rd the Oregon Inn is sponsoring female vocalists from Michigan – (the inn) also provides a quality product,” Bihn continued.
The events are free and there is free parking nearby. Bihn says guests may feel free to bring a lawn chair. The group is still looking for sponsors and bands.
“To get involved, sponsor a band for July 30th, August 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. Display an art or craft with a table along the boardwalk and the cost is $5 per table per Friday for waterfront neighbors and $10 for anyone else,” Bihn said.
They are also looking for street performers (magicians, jugglers, etc.). Bihn says performers, including musicians, need to register to keep the event coordinated. Forms are available at the James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center or online.
In addition to the Friday evening events, the group is organizing a waterfront neighborhood garage sale on August 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. This will be at individual homes with other activities.
For info, go to www.sunsetsonthebay.org or contact Sandy Bihn at