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Holiday Bureau

donations sought

        To the editor: The Ottawa County Holiday Bureau is preparing for its 56th year assisting local residents with community donations for the Christmas season.

        The Holiday Bureau has always had a strong base of support from individuals, schools, churches and businesses, and we hope that legacy will continue this year.

        During the Christmas season, the Holiday Bureau makes preparations to help individuals and families in need in Ottawa County. Assistance from the community is essential. We welcome donations of food, toys and money.

        In 2017, our goals were realized through contributions we received from you. Because of the kindness of the community, we were able to help many families in Ottawa County; that meant helping 2,008 individuals, 884 of whom were children 18 years and younger.

Teamwork appreciated

        To the editor: This was the first year that the City of Oregon hosted a Rollin Food Truck Farmers Market. Five events were held throughout the summer, and they were very successful.

        We would like to thank the Josephs for the use of their property on Navarre Avenue, and Pat Catan’s for the use of their additional parking area.

        Also, many thanks to Yvonne Thoma-Patton, director of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce for recruiting and organizing the vendors.

        Thank you to City of Oregon Street Superintendent, Keith Henninger for supplying necessary equipment needed for the events, and thanks to Clerk of Council Tina Evans for her help in coordinating the necessary public relations.

        Hope for good weather next summer.

James Seaman

Oregon City Council

Festival support

greatly appreciated

        To the editor: The 40th Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival was held October 13-14, and what a great turnout.

        We had a beautiful weekend filled with food, family, fun and entertainment. When we say that the festival and all of the great activities would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors and volunteers, we truly mean this. From the village departments to the property owners to the volunteers and vendors, it really takes everyone working together to make our festival the success that it is. The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following for their contribution to this year’s festival:

        Candy Apple sponsors: Carroll Township, Croghan Colonial Bank, Crown Battery, Magruder Hospital, McDonald’s and the Village of Oak Harbor.

        Red Delicious sponsors Civilian Marksmanship Program, Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union, Community Markets, Dr. Molly Judge, Health Management Solutions, Lake Disposal Services, Lake Erie Shores & Islands, Lateral Gig, Materion, Oak Harbor BP, Oak Harbor Rotary Club, ProMedica Bay Park Hospital and US Bank.

       Basket Full of Apples: Blackberry Corners, Luckey Farmers, Radiant Windows & Remodeling and Varga Custom Concrete.

       Special thanks to Benton-Carroll-Salem Schools, Community Markets, Croghan Colonial Bank, Oak Harbor Hardware, Spangler Motors and US Bank for the use of their property.

       In addition to the above sponsors and supporters we would also like to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make this event a success.

Valerie Winterfield

Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce


Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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