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Tools for Schools
The Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit is now accepting applications for the “Tools for School program,” which assists local families in need of school supplies and book bags.

Applications for the program may be picked up the Salvation Army office in Port Clinton, and the Ida Rupp, Oak Harbor and Genoa libraries.

Completed applications should be dropped off at The Salvation Army Office. The program is completely supported by The Ottawa County Community Foundation, Stensen Foundation and local donations.

Donations may be mailed or dropped off to The Salvation Army-PCSU, 1854 E. Perry Street, Suite 800, Port Clinton, OH 43452.


Party at Stritch lot
Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School has announced its annual Party in the Parking Lot event will be Aug. 16 and will feature the band Arctic Clam as part of the evening’s entertainment.

The event is a chance for alumni and friends of the school to gather and celebrate the beginning of another school year. School will have been in session for four days on the day of the event.

“This is always a great event and it is something everyone – alumni, staff and parents alike – looks forward to attending each and every year,” said Fr. Eric Schild, President of St. Kateri Catholic Schools. “Plus, with the added entertainment of Arctic Clam, this year should be one of the most entertaining years at the event.”

The evening will leadoff with a Memorial Mass to remember all the Stritch Catholic alumni who have died over the years. The service will be held in the Chapel at the front of the St. Kateri Catholic Schools building. The festivities for Party in the Parking Lot will immediately follow in the school parking lot near the soccer field.

Guests will be able to purchase food and drink outside.

A new feature at this year’s event is the addition of a live band and party tent. Arctic Clam will be playing for the amusement of the crowd from approximately 8:30 p.m. until the conclusion of the event.
 

Democrats host annual picnic
Democrats in Ottawa County will host a picnic Aug. 15 at the Bay Township Hall. The meal is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.  Hotdogs and hamburgers will be furnished by the Democratic Club.  Guests are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share. 

Table service will also be provided.  The public is invited to attend.  There is no charge for this event and reservations are not required.

Games with prizes are also planned.

The Bay Township Hall is about four miles southwest of Port Clinton on State Route 53 at the intersection of Little Portage East Road. 


Magyar Gardin tours
On Aug. 17 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Magyar Gardin will be open for free tours at 2353 York St., Toledo

A Monarch butterfly way station, a potato growing demonstration, community garden vegetable plots, an insect hotel and working beehives are included in the tours. 

There will be free parking and refreshments.

The Magyar Gardin land has had community gardens planted on it for over 100 years.  This year, more than  37 families are involved with the garden.

The Magyar Gardin tour is part of the 2013 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series presented by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, the Coalition of Ohio Land Trusts and The Ohio State University Sustainable Agriculture Team.

School orientation
Oak Harbor Middle School will host an open house and orientation session for fourth grade students Aug. 13 from 6-8 p.m.

An open house for middle school students in grade five to seven will be held Aug. 22 from 5-7 p.m..


Fundraiser planned
A benefit dinner and auction for a Walbridge family who lost their home in a fire will be held Aug. 18   at the VFW Post 9963 at 109 Main Street.

The benefit will be held from 3-7 p.m. and include a silent and live auction, raffles, and dinner.

An account has been established at the State Bank on North Main Street for monetary donations. Other donations may be dropped off at the Walbridge Municipal Building.

For information call Lauren at 419 270-0385.

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