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Donations sought

        The Humane Society of Ottawa County is in need of donated items for their upcoming yard sale, which will be held Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the shelter, 2424 East Sand Rd., Port Clinton. Donations may be dropped off at the shelter Tuesday through Saturday, between noon and 5 p.m. No clothing, bedding or televisions, please.

        Volunteers are need to set up and sort items to be sold. Contact the shelter at 419-734-5191 or email at for more details.

Board vacancy

        The Lake Local School Board is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat.

        Brad Delventhal has resigned his seat because he’s moving out of the district.

        Persons interested in being interviewed should complete the application on the district's website, Facebook and Twitter pages. Applications may be dropped off at the board office in the high school no later than noon on July 18.

Gibsonburg Senior Expo

        Area seniors are invited to see what the Gibsonburg area has to offer at a Senior Expo June 28 from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 500 S. Brentwood Dr., Gibsonburg. Admission is free.

        “We hope the expo shows visitors that there are many organizations and services of interest to seniors in our area,” WSOS Gibsonburg site supervisor Gary Carr said.

        Local businesses, organizations, care providers and more will be on site with information about products and services that benefit seniors. The event will also include a special presentation at 11 a.m. from Rex Postlethwait and Mark Albright, of the Northcoast Veterans Museum in Gibsonburg, who will speak on local military history. A traveling exhibit from the museum will also be on display.

        The expo will also feature free health screenings and CarFit safety checks, which offer a professional review of seniors’ vehicles to verify that mirrors, seats and other automobile features are adjusted properly, and also offers other vehicle safety checks.

        Lunch will be available for $3, with proceeds benefiting Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Door prizes will be presented at 1 p.m.

        Event hosts include Elmwood Assisted Living Facility, Parkmont Wealth, ProMedica Home Health & Hospice, St. Catherine’s Manor of Fostoria, and WSOS Community Action Commission.

        For more information, contact Carr at Gibsonburg Senior Center at 419-637-7947.

        For more information on WSOS Senior Services, visit or call 1-800-775-9767.        

Verandah concert

        A bluegrass band will open the 2018 summer Verandah Concert Series at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums on Wednesday, June 13 from 7-8 p.m.

        The five-member Fossil Creek Band will play original bluegrass songs on the verandah of the Historic Hayes Home. Admission is free.

        An old-fashioned ice cream social begins at 6:30 p.m., and ice cream will be available for a donation. Attendees are asked to bring a chair or blanket for seating on the Hayes Home lawn.

        The Hayes Museum will have extended hours (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) on Verandah Concert Wednesdays.

        The Fossil Creek Band grew out of the farmlands of Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan in spring 2006 and has since grown into one of the premier bluegrass/Americana bands coming out of the Great Lakes region. The “Creekers” are known for their fun-loving, energetic performing style, tight harmonies and original bluegrass/Americana tunes.

        The members of The Fossil Creek Band came from diverse musical backgrounds but have found a common love in bluegrass music. Their past experiences in folk, country, rock and even barbershop music contribute in some way to the Fossil Creek Band sound.         They include banjo player Jan Hudson, guitar player Dave (Alan) Borkowski, mandolin and guitar player Tom Galbraith, bass player Gil Evans and fiddle player Darrell Wagner.

        For the full 2018 Verandah Concert schedule, visit Verandah Concerts are sponsored by Fremont Federal Credit Union. Additional funding by Mosser Construction.


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