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Cooley Canal dredging complete
Lucas County secured a Recreational Harbor Evaluation Program Grant offered annually by the ODNR to complete the work.
Cooley Canal, a tributary of Lake Erie in Jerusalem Township for which Lucas County maintains a public access ramp, had developed a build-up of sediment over recent years making the canal impassable and affecting thousands of boaters and sportsmen. The grant provided funds to dredge the canal, once again allowing boaters to more easily navigate its waters.
“The Cooley Canal project shows that a small investment in economic development can have big affects. Now, thousands of boaters will be able to enjoy Lake Erie this summer, adding millions of dollars a year to Lucas County’s economy,” said Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak.
“One of the great things about this project is that we were able to fully fund it through state grant dollars. Lucas County is continuing to look at all options to spur economic growth and investment into our community.”
The event will kick off at The Skillet from 4-8 p.m., where a percentage of the sales will be donated to the committee. In addition to dining, there will be face painting, music and 50/50 raffles throughout the evening.
Participants can register for the Pub Crawl at the Walbridge Night Club between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. ($5 fee). Subsequent establishments on the crawl include Three Cheers (9:30-11 p.m.) and Nick & Nancy’s Tap Room (11 p.m.-1 a.m.). Each bar will have drink specials along with different tournaments and games, including corn hole, shuffleboard, pool, darts, lawn Jenga and more. Pub Crawl participants are urged to bring a designated driver. Food will be available at bars later in the evening.
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The concert will feature four area bands, including:
• Bridges Youth Music Ministry, McCord Road Christian Church, 3 p.m.
• Jon Hartke, from Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 4 p.m.
• Altars of Athens, from McCord Road Christian Church, 5 p.m.
• Rew!nd, from St. Mark Lutheran Church, 6 p.m.
The concert, sponsored by St. Mark Lutheran and the Bridges Ministry of McCord Road Christian Church, is free and open to the community;.
For more information, call St. Mark Church at 419-691-3597.