News Briefs Week of 11/1/2021

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Holiday meal gift
cards for veterans
The Ottawa County Veterans Service office is offering a free holiday meal gift card to veterans, in gratitude for their service to our country.
Veterans may sign up for the gift card, good for a turkey or ham for the holiday season, by completing the Google Form on the Ottawa County Veterans Service’s Facebook page.
Gift cards, valued at $25, will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 8.
For more information, call 419-898-2089 or visit coottawa.oh/us/veterans.

Public test
The Ottawa County Board of Elections will conduct a public test of voting equipment on Saturday, Oct. 30 at 8:30 a.m. at the Board of Elections office, located at 8444 W. SR 163, Oak Harbor, in the Veterans Memorial Building.

Holiday assistance
Wood County residents may apply for Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets through Nov. 18.
Applications are being accepted Monday through Thursday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at 1045 N. Main St., #8, Bowling Green.
Limited baskets will be available. Baskets will be presented on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 419-352-5918.
The following documents will be required on distribution day:
• Photo ID for all adults in the household.
• Proof of age for all children in the household (birth certificate, vaccine records, school papers, etc.).
• Proof of address within the last 30 days (copy of a lease, utility bill, mortgage papers).

Tree A Rama
charity auction set
Tree A Rama, a charity auction fundraiser held each year to benefit the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center, will take place Sunday Dec. 5 at the Greater Port Clinton Area Arts Council’s The Arts Garage (TAG), 317 W. Perry St., Port Clinton.
Tree A Rama is a display of decorated holiday trees, wreaths, centerpieces and gifts to be auctioned, all donated by local businesses and individuals. The event benefits the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center, which provides financial assistance to those in need in Ottawa County throughout the year.
A silent auction will begin at 2 p.m., followed by the live auction at 4 p.m.
Through the collaboration, the Salvation Army and GPCAAC/TAG will give patrons the opportunity to donate and/or bid to the organization of their choice, while supporting the community.
Items may be dropped off at TAG starting Monday, Nov. 1, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-6 p. m. and Saturday 10 a.m.-noon, or by appointment.
To schedule an appointment, or for any questions, call the Salvation Army at 419-732-2769 or TAG at 419-345-5654.

Coats for Families
For the 27th year, the Salvation Army’s “Coats for Families” is accepting donations of new coats for distribution to Ottawa County families in need.
Donations of new coats are being accepted through January 2022. Last year, the Salvation Army collected and distributed more than 570 coats.
Coats may be dropped off at the Salvation Army office, 1834 East Perry St., Port Clinton.
Those who would like more information, or who are in need of a new winter coat may call the Salvation Army at 419-732-2769.

Big Band dance
honoring veterans
A Big Band Dance in honor of area veterans will be held Sunday, Nov. 14 in the Port Clinton High School Cafeteria, 821 S. Jefferson.
The dance will feature the 16-piece Big Band, “Night Session,” Admission is $10 advance sale or reservation and $12 at the door.
Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served. Dress is nice casual. Veterans may wear their military apparel (uniforms, t-shirts, caps, jackets or other items indicating their branch of service and/or era).
Tickets are available at Mary’s Blossom Shoppe, 125 Madison St., Port Clinton or may be reserved by calling Juanita at 419-341-1080.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature a special tribute to veterans, including a Parade of Colors and a Missing Man Table.

Addiction topic
of town hall
The Wood County Addiction Response Collaborative will hold a town hall Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at Perrysburg Jr. High School, 550 E. South Boundary Rd., Perrysburg
Guest speakers will discuss addiction and how those who are suffering can be helped.
For information contact Madison Weilnau at 419 373-3900.

Bridge closing
on Nov. 1
Additional work on a bridge replacement project in Ottawa County will require it to be closed Nov. 1 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., the county engineer’s office said.
The county contracted with Miller Brothers Construction to replace the bridge on Stange Road over Turtle Creek, between Walbridge East and Trowbridge roads.
The bridge was expected to be open Oct. 28 but planners had to schedule more work, requiring the daytime closure.
The county engineer website has updated closure information for road projects.

Recycling events
The City of Toledo and the Board of Lucas County Commissioners have declared November as Correct Recycling Month.
Residents are advised to not place plastic bags in their recycling or bag recyclables. Do not put yard waste in your recycling container.
Containers need to be clean, dry, and if they have lids, put the lids back on.
Candy wrappers cannot be recycled locally. In partnership with Civil & Environmental Consultants Inc., special collection boxes are at all YMCA of Greater Toledo Branch Locations and will be accepted in the Toledo Zoo’s Terracycle program. The collection ends Nov. 12.
Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful will be hosting two Zoom workshops leading up to “America Recycles Day,” Nov. 9 and 12. Both will be from noon to 1 p.m. Visit to register. Visit the site to get tips on how to recycle correctly and date and locations on collections.


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