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March M h 31, 2011 VOL. 6 NUMBER 28


Huron Native and Peace Corps Volunteer, Adam Carruthers, Shares His Experiences

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BY LISA YAKO On March 1, 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order that officially established the Peace Corps. President Kennedy’s vision for this new agency was “to send out volunteers to serve their country and the cause of peace by living and working in the developing world.” Over the past 50 years, more than 200,000 Americans have joined the ranks of the Peace Corps and have served in over 139 countries. The primary areas of service in these foreign lands include education, health and HIV/ AIDS, business development, environment, agriculture, and youth development. After completing his undergraduate degree in environmental policy at Bowling Green State University and working for a few years, Huron resident, Adam Carruthers, decided to join the Peace Corps. Early in 2008, Adam completed his paperwork for the Peace Corps on which he stated that he was willing to travel anywhere and help with any project except teaching English. By September 2008, Adam was in Nicaragua. He spent three months in a training program where he learned Spanish and was introduced to the agricultural methods employed in Nicaragua. Helping with agriculture was to be Adam’s primary mission, but he found himself being required to do more than he thought was possible. At the end of the three month training period, Adam was sent to La Sabaneta, a rural village of 800 residents where he was the only Englishspeaking person. For his first four months in the village, Adam lived with a host family in their cinderblock house with a dirt floor. After that time, Adam lived in his own house which was constructed of brick and which had a concrete floor. Adam’s first goal was to build the

trust of the villagers because building relationships was crucial to the success of his work in La Sabaneta. During his time there, Adam helped

Friends- (l to r) Mercedes, Nery, Adam, Rosa, Katia, and Martha. to strengthen and establish community banks, our lives with all of the choices we have.” stated improved ovens for baking purposes, created Adam. One aspect of life in America for which family gardens, and worked with local women he is immensely thankful is the availability of to increase the profits from the sale of their clean drinking water. This is a luxury that is handmade wares. Most importantly, Adam be- not found in many parts of the world. All in all, came involved in the lives of many of the vil- Adam truly enjoyed his experience in the Peace Corps and has benefited in unimaginable ways. lagers. ________ After living amongst the people of La Sabaneta for two years, Adam returned to Huron in If you are interested in learning more about December 2010. Adam was moved by the fact Adam Carruthers’ experiences in the Peace that he had made such a mark on the villagers’ Corps, you can hear him speak at St. Peter’s lives during those two years that they did not Church on Thursday, April 7 at 7:00 PM. For want him to leave. Adam has yet to realize the information, contact Jane Miller at 419-433depth to which this experience has affected him, 3543.

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Newly formed Board of Directors for The Huron Playhouse, Inc. Pictured from left to right: Mark Koch, president; Sue Cloak, Secretary; Jann Graham Glann, Artistic and Managing Director, Jackie Mayer, director at-large, John O. Bacon, Vice-President/Treasurer. Not pictured: Rob Smith, director at-large. theatre, is planning for the future. For 62 years, the Playhouse has operated in Huron under the guidance of the Theatre Department of Bowling Green State University. However, for its 63rd consecutive season The Huron Playhouse is now an independent non-profit corporation operating under a local Board of Directors and management. In August of 2010, The Huron Playhouse filed the Initial Articles of Incorporation with the State of Ohio and recently received approval from the IRS to act as a charitable 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. These actions enable the Playhouse to assemble the 2011 summer season and to accept taxexempt donations from individual and business supporters.

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but he has come to the realization that life in America is not inherently better than life in Nicaragua. “In some sense, we have complicated

President, John O. Bacon as Vice President and Treasurer, Sue Cloak as Secretary and Jackie Mayer and Rob Smith as at-large Directors. The Board then selected Jann Graham Glann to continue as the Artistic and Managing Director and Frank W. Glann as Associate Director. The Board and staff are currently working on the final arrangements for the 2011 season and in the near future will be announcing ticket prices and the specific shows and schedule. For additional information or to make a donation, please contact any Board member or Jann Graham Glann at: The Huron Playhouse, Inc., P.O. Box 487, Huron, OH 44839, 419 433-3503, jglann@


BY LISA YAKO The trees groaned with the force of the wind as my husband and I began our journey on the trails at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Reserve in Huron. The first signs of spring were apparent along the trail, with the small splashes of green that had emerged from below last year’s fallen leaves and the birds that flitted about in anticipation. The air was brisk, but the hope that comes with the change of seasons was upon us. As we walked along the paved trail, we stopped often to identify birds. In our brief walk, we encountered the following species: bald eagle, redtailed hawk, turkey vulture, blackcapped chickadee, tufted titmouse, Canada goose, blue jay, red-winged blackbird, downy woodpecker, redbellied woodpecker, American crow, great blue heron, and eastern phoebe. We were also delighted to view a muskrat meandering along while we stood at the observation deck. Huron and the surrounding communities boast many natural areas, but my favorite place to escape has always been Old Woman Creek. Old Woman Creek is unique in that it was the first Great Lakes freshwater estuary in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Designated in 1980, Old Woman Creek, which encompasses 571 acres, is managed as a cooperative partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Interestingly, Old Woman Creek was the only freshwater estuarine reserve in the NOAA system until 2010 when the Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve in Wisconsin was welcomed into the reserve system. Having these two freshwater

systems in the estuarine reserve system is exceptional in that an estuary is defined as a place where freshwa-

ter and saltwater meets. These two freshwater reserves qualify as estuaries because there are distinctive characteristics (e.g. chemistry) of the water in the wetland versus the lake into which it empties. Old Woman Creek Reserve has welcomed researches from all fifty states. According to NOAA, “the purpose of the Old Woman Creek research program has been to identify the various components and processes within this freshwater estuary and to determine the role of this and other estuarine areas within the Great Lakes ecosystem. The program is also developing a database that can be used to evaluate the subtle, long-range changes in the Lake Erie system.” The research at Old Woman Creek is critical to our understanding of the role of wetlands in ecosystem processes, particularly because Ohio has drained nearly 90% of its wetlands. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this natural jewel that we have right here in Huron. Throughout the summer and fall, Old Woman Creek offers various programs that give you the opportunity to explore the estuary and learn something about it. There are also guided canoe trips that allow you to explore the wetland itself. More information can be found at the Old Woman Creek web site.

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Around Town BEHIND THE BADGE Remembering Officer Andy Dunn, a True Hero BY CHIEF JOHN T. MAJOY The law enforcement community recently sustained a significant loss from the line of duty shooting death of Sandusky Officer Andy Dunn. Andy leaves behind his family including his father and fellow police officer, Matt Dunn, along with his mother, wife and two small children. This unnecessary and tragic loss of life has affected all of us to some degree. For the officers of the Huron Police Department, many of us knew Andy personally and are very saddened by his death. I first met Andy about eight years ago when he was a cadet in the police academy. Having known his father for a long time, I quickly learned that Andy was an outstanding individual who had the drive and motivation to be an excellent police officer. I recall a time where Andy was laid off and asked to come work for HPD on a volunteer basis just because he loved the job so much. Fortunately his layoff ended and shortly thereafter he was back on the streets of Sandusky to protect and serve. In the week that followed, members of the Huron Police Department stepped up and provided a great deal of service and support in many ways. This was in the form of mutual aid assistance, shift coverage, meetings and, of course, funeral services for Officer Dunn. We were humbled by the amazing support of people from near and far. During the processional we saw people holding signs reading, “Thank You” and others holding their hands over their hearts. I am very proud of the way our personnel handled themselves during this difficult week. I was equally proud of how personnel went well above the normal call of duty to provide assistance to the Sandusky Police Department along with the support given in recognition of Officer Dunn. In tragic times like these, it is important for all of us to remember that Andy served for a cause; he served for a belief; and he served for the betterment of his community. To Officer Andy Dunn, our friend and fellow comrade, may you rest in peace in a place of honor…


Huron Playhouse Announces 2011 Season Plans THE 2011 SEASON WILL GO ON! The Huron Playhouse, Ohio’s oldest continuously running summer theatre, is thrilled to announce a full season for this summer, running from June 28th as opening night to July 30th. In its 63rd consecutive season, The Huron Playhouse is now an independent non-profit corporation operating under a local Board of Directors and management. The Playhouse Board and staff have been working hard to obtain support from the community for the 2011 season. Thanks to many of you, we are now able to confidently take the next key steps of securing production rights and committing to employ the actors, technicians and administrative staff

needed to present five full-scale productions. The specific shows will be announced in the near future and will include three engaging musicals and two entertaining comedies with each show enjoying a five night run. If you order by May 31st, 2011, Season Passes (one admission per show) can be purchased for $65. Beginning June 1, Season Passes will be $70. Individual tickets prices are $16 for Adults, $15 for Seniors and Students, and $12 for children under 12. Group rate (15 or more tickets paid one week in advance) is $14 per ticket. Season Passes can be ordered now by sending your request information and payment to The Huron Playhouse, P.O. Box 487, Huron, Ohio, 44839.

We are working hard to reduce costs, raise ticket revenue, and obtain additional financial support. In order to finalize plans for 2011, and sustain ourselves for future seasons, continued financial support from our patrons and the community is still needed. Please also consider becoming a member of our family of supporters by sponsoring a show or company member or making a general contribution. For additional information or to make a tax-free donation, please contact any Board member or Jann Graham Glann at: The Huron Playhouse, Inc., P.O. Box 487 Huron, OH 44839, (419)433-3503, or

Seven at BGSU Firelands Awarded Huron, Ohio – Four employees and three students of Bowling Green State University Firelands College recently received the “Institutional Change” honor as part of the 2011 Feminist Falcon Awards program sponsored by the Women’s Studies Department at Bowling Green State University. The award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to changes at BGSU that benefit women. The changes may be recent or historical and the award is open to all BGSU faculty, students, staff, and community members. The seven BGSU Firelands awardees were nominated for their efforts in establishing, organizing, and executing the VDay 2010 and 2011 activities on campus. VDAY is a global movement of grassroots activists dedicated to generating broader attention, edu-

cational awareness, and funds to stop violence against women and girls including rape, battery, incest, and sex slavery. This global effort creates new opportunities and resources by supporting local activities, which in turn donate proceeds to local and broader organizations. The BGSU Firelands awardees are: Heather Beverly, Huron, is finishing her associate degree this year and will continue her education to become a Registered Nurse; Katia Castile, Norwalk, is a liberal studies student and vice president of Women’s Resource Group; Traci Taylor, Sandusky, is completing an associate in the arts and is president of Women’s Resource Group; Sharon Britton, Oberlin, is director of the Library, an assistant professor, and co-advisor of the Women’s Resource Group; Brigitte

Green-Churchwell, Sandusky, is a special needs assistant in the Teaching and Learning Center; Sue Ellen McComas, Huron, is an assistant professor and co-advisor of the Women’s Resource Group; and Julie Didelot, Castalia, is an instructor of sociology and women’s studies. According to the nominator, “These individuals have collectively been a part of shifting the institutional culture at Firelands from one in which women’s issues were virtually invisible to one in which there is an increasing awareness of women’s issues, both local and global.” The awardees were recognized at the Women’s Studies Research Symposium Reception on Friday, March 25, held at the BGSU campus.

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Senior Living Admirals Pointe Honors White Admirals Pointe’s Beacon of Light honors staff who always go above and beyond. They are true beacons of compassion and care to everyone they meet. March’s Beacon is Shinda White she has been employed with Admiral’s Pointe for 2 years. Shinda works in the Restorative Program. A State tested Nursing Assistant, mother of two children. She enjoys going to church, being around family & friends. Admiral’s Pointe is proud to have her as part of their family.

Keepin’ It Cool Heart Walk The Foundation for Firelands recently hosted the Keepin’ It Cool Heart Walk at Kalahari Resort. Approximately 150 people participated in the one-mile outdoor walk, along with 13 volunteers who braved the dunk tank for Plungapalooza. All total, Keepin’ It Cool raised over $15,000 for the Heart & Vascular Institute at Firelands Regional Medical Center. Pictured Left to Right

Fundraiser Fish Fry – Huge Success! Sandusky, OH-Parkvue hosted our Second Annual Fundraiser Fish Fry event at Parkvue Place on Friday, February 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Our Second Annual Fundraiser Fish Fry was a huge success! There were nearly 300 people that attended event. That equates to about 1800 pieces of Yellow Perch breaded and fried at Parkvue. We were pleasantly pleased with the great atten- Mickey Kosanovich dance of this event. Parkvue is an not for profit organization, therefore each year a team of employees meet to discuss ways we can better enrich the lives of the people that live at Parkvue. This year it was decided that the funds raised from the fish fry would help purchase communication equip-

ment to improve the lives of those living with impairments such as loss of hearing, eye sight, speech, and fine motor skills. Employees sold tickets, donated their time, and visited with guests to help support the event and the residents they love. Parkvue also had several raffles to help support the fundraiser. Dirty Bird Charters, Huron, donated a porterhouse steak meat board; won by Sara Allen, and a wine and cheese basket; won by Ken Keller. Spray Solutions, Sandusky, donated a St. Patrick’s Day corned beef package, and pork

loin meat board; won by Dave Clark. Clara Mullins, Huron, donated a breakfast board; won by Amy Difilippo. The 50/50 raffle was won by Lois Finley, resident at Parkvue Place. Many guests’ stated this was the best fish they ever had and hoped we continue this event again next year. Others told us how well organized this event was. Everyone seems to have a wonderful time. For more in- 50/50 winner Lois Finley formation on how you can help Parkvue continue our mission of caring for older adults by volunteering in future fundraising events or making a donating contact Tracy Clark at 419-602-2509 or email her at


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Milestones OBITUARIES Mary Catherine Mefford June 13, 1924-March 21, 2011

Mary Catherine Mefford, 86, of Huron, passed away early Monday morning, March 21, 2011, in Erie County Care Facility, following a lengthy illness. Mary was born June 13, 1924, in Beckley, W.Va., daughter of the late Dorah Lilly and Pearl (Wood) Spangenberg. She was a 1942 graduate of Portsmouth High School. She was a member of the Meadowlawn Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday school. She was actively involved in the Hospital Therapy Program at the former Providence Hospital, Meals on Wheels program, a volunteer at the Sandusky Senior Center, and an avid reader. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and spending time with her family. Mary is survived by her daughter, Rebecca E. (Robert) Kois, of Elyria; her sons, James M. (Janice) Mefford of Norfolk, Va., and Donald W. Mefford of Huron; eight grand children; 15 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia L. Biggs of Gahanna, Ohio, Wanda J. Williams of Trotwood, Ohio, and Charlotte (Homer Lee) Vandervort of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald Mefford in May 2002; her parents; her stepfather, Robert L. Spangenberg; one brother, William Harrison; one sister, Margaret Dickson; her niece, Marcy Shiring; and brother-in-law, Donald Williams. Friends called between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 24, 2011, at Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky and from 9:30 a.m. on March 25 until funeral services at 10:30 a.m. at Meadowlawn Church of Christ, 1109 E. Strub Road, Sandusky. Pastor Clyde Mayberry officiated. Burial at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Memorial contributions may be made to Meadowlawn Church of Christ, 1109 E. Strub Road, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting

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was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard for 26 years. John served during Desert Shield, Desert Storm and 911. John was a 1977 graduate of Norwalk High School and was a member of Norwalk Eagles. John loved the Lord and was a true believer of F.R.O.G. (Forever Rely on God). His favorite saying was from Joel Osteen, “Never let anyone steal your joy!” John was a very honorable man and will be greatly missed by all! He has always said “You can cry for awhile but I am in a better place — rejoice and celebrate!” Calling hours were 6-8 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011, in Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. Melvin Sayler, Stein Hospice Chaplain, conducted a prayer service at 8:15 p.m. Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, in The Chapel, 4444 Galloway Road, Sandusky, Rev. Dave Brown officiated. Burial was at Scott Cemetery, Huron, with military honors. Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to The Chapel. Condolences may be shared with the family at

Edward G. Kay

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Edward G. Kay, 80, of Huron, died Wednesday, March 23, 2011, at his residence. He was born March 14, 1931, in Girard, Ohio. He graduated from Girard High School in 1949 and from Case Institute of Technology in 1953. He was employed by Sandusky Foundry and Machine Co. in 1953. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War and was an instructor at the Engineering School at Ft. Belvoir, Va. He was a member of the American Society for Testing & Materials and served as vice-chairman for the Committee on Steel and Stainless Steel and for Iron Castings; chairman for the Committee on Steel Castings and Gray & White Iron Castings; a member of the Steel Founders Society of America and served as chairman of the Specification Committee; a member of the International Organization for Standardization and served as chairman of the Committee on Steel Castings; a member of the American Society For Metals, the American Institute for Mining & Metallurgical Engineers, and received the following awards: The Charles M. Brigg’s Medal and named an Honorary member of the Society, and the awards of Appreciation from the ISO Committee on Steel Castings, the ASTM Committee on Steel Castings, and the ASTM Committee on Iron Castings. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Kay of Huron; and a son, Edward R. “Rick” Kay of Ortonville, Mich. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Kay, and parents, Edward C. and Louisa (Waldschmidt) Kay. Family services were private and burial took place at Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron. Contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services, John C. Myers Sr. 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870 or to the HuMarch 22, 2011 mane Society of Erie County, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky. John C. Myers Sr., 51, of Condolences may be shared at Foster FuHuron was escorted by an- neral Home, Huron, handled arrangements. gels to his heavenly home Tuesday, March 22, 2011, Thomas D. Mormino following a lengthy battle May 6, 1935-March 24, 2011 with cancer. Thomas D. Mormino, 75, of Huron, died Thursday afterHe was the beloved hus- noon, March 24, 2011, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sanband of Donna (Stallard) dusky, following a brief illness. Myers; dear father to John Tom was born May 6, 1935, in Cleveland and resided in C. (Tabitha) Myers Jr., Huron since 1979. He retired in 1980 from Bailey Controls, Munro Nicholas Myers and Cleveland, and had worked for 15 years as a security guard Melissa Cody; proud grand- at Cedar Point. father to Jacob and Preston He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Huron, Myers and Tony and Salice and the Knights of Columbus. He loved watching sportLeech. Survivors also in- ing events, gardening, woodworking, photography, golfing, clude his mother, Lois (Be- hunting, fishing and bowling. verick) Myers; brother, Ed He is survived by one sister, Dorie Cowles of Huron; two Myers, Jr.; godfather, Wal- brothers, Michael (Diane) Mormino of Mayfield Heights, ter Doughty; several aunts, Ohio, and Joseph (Joyce) Mormino of Chesterland, Ohio; uncles, nieces and nephews, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. including a niece who was He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Viohis “angel of happiness,” Su- let (Rabe) Mormino and a brother-in-law, Louis Cowles. sie Jordan. Calling ours were 5-8 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2011, at He was preceded in death Foster Funeral Home, 410 Main St., Huron. A Mass of by his father, Ed Myers Sr. Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March John proudly served our 29, 2011, at St. Peter Catholic church, 430 Main St., Hucountry as MSGT E-7 in the ron. The Rev. Jeffery Sikorski officiated. Burial was in Scott United States Air Force for 18 Cemetery, Huron Township. 1/2 years of active duty and Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s fawas stationed at Andrews Air vorite charity. Force Base, Maryland. He Condolences may be shared with the family at

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FROM THE DESK OF DEE HARTLEY, SENIOR TAX ADVISOR, HURON H & R BLOCK As if we don’t have enough to be concerned about in these tough economic times we find our parents’ income decreasing and our children haven’t found the right job yet. Mom and Dad need help with their household expenses and the kids move back home, sometimes with the grandchildren. The tax advantages can be a financial help. More than 60 percent of baby boomers are actively helping a parent and half of them also have children under 25. These members of the “sandwich generation” – those supporting their parents and their own children – may be able to claim the up to $3,650 qualifying relative exemption for supporting their parents. Generally, the eligible taxpayer must provide more than 50 percent of the financial support for eligible expenses such as food, lodging, clothing, education, medical and dental care, recreation and transportation. However, non-relative qualifying dependants also may allow supporters to claim expenses associated with their care, if they live with the taxpayer all year and meet other qualifications. And, the children claimed do not have to be blood relatives, but they must live with the taxpayer for more than half the year and meet other qualifications. Meet with an H&R Block tax professional about understanding how taxpayers can claim dependants of all ages and other tax breaks they might be entitled. Other Money Management topics you may want to receive information on are Budgeting, credit and debt, Retirement distribution planning and Identity theft.

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Library Huron Public Library Hours Mon. & Tue. 10 AM - 6 PM Wed. & Thur. 10 AM - 8 PM Fri. 10 AM - 5 PM Sat. 10 AM - 1 PM

focuses on different aspects of computer use: Class I- Computer Basics, Class II- Internet, and Class III - Email. Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions. The classes are free, but space is limited. Register online at, or call 419-433-5009.

Chess Class is Thursday, March 31 from 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM. Players of all ages are encouraged to learn this challenging game or improve their skills. Please call 419-433-5009 or register online at

Teen Library Council TLC meets Monday, April 4 from 3 - 4 PM. At this month’s meeting members are asked to bring a list of DVD and cd suggestions.

Connect Ohio Computer Classes On Monday, April 4, Wednesday, April 6, and Friday, April 8 from 2 - 4 PM, hands-on instruction will be offered for adult beginners. Each class


Yarnworks is Thursday, April 7 from 6:30 - 8 PM and Saturday, April 23 Family Storytime is Wednesday, from 10:30 AM - 12 PM. Join our April 6 at 6 PM. No registration is re- group of knitters and crocheters. quired. Bring your current project and share your knowledge over tea and cookies. Always wanted to try? This is your opUkrainian Egg Painting portunity! Register online at www.huUkrainian Egg Painting with Bev is, or call 419-433-5009. Wednesday, April 6 at 6 PM. Bev will teach the art of painting eggs in the Ukrainian style. Bring two raw eggs Did you know... and learn this age old craft. Space is Did you know that “Passport Day limited. To register, call 419-433-5009, in the USA” is Saturday, April 9 and email or you can have your passport applicasign-up online at http://www.huron- tion processed at the Huron Public brary? Currently it takes 4 to 6 weeks to receive your passport, so if you have travel plans that take you outside the Rockin’ Readers United States, it is recommended that Rockin’ Readers is Wednesday, April you apply for your passport book or 6 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. Locomotion card soon. To schedule an appointby Jacqueline Woodson is the book ment and for further information, call selection for April - National Poetry 419-433-5009.

Parks & Rec Huron Parks and Recreation Office location: 110 Wall Street Mailing address: 417 Main St. Phone: 419-433-8487 Fax: 419-433-0470 Email: Website:

Program Registration All Huron Parks and Recreation Programs require Pre-Registration unless otherwise noted. Registration forms are available on the website or at our office. Please sign up early to avoid cancellation of programs due to low enrollment! Call our office for information or visit our website for details on programs.

No Dogs Huron City Council recently passed an ordinance prohibiting dogs in Nickel Plate Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day during the hours of 10:00am and 6:00pm. We hope this results in a healthier and safer beach for all our patrons.

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Breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday, April 16th. Join us for the largest egg hunt in Huron! The Huron Lions Club will be serving their annual all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, complete with pancakes, sausage, eggs, coffee, juice, tea, and milk, at the Huron Presbyterian Church from 8:00am-12:00pm. Collected donations will benefit the Lighthouse Food Pantry. Afterwards, walk over to the Huron Boat Basin for a FREE magic show by Greg Carson beginning at noon. Prepare to be dazzled and entertained! Following the show is our FREE Easter egg hunt at 1:00pm for kids ages 2-8! We’ve expanded our hunt areas this year, which can only mean two things: more prizes and more fun! Blinky and the Easter Bunny will be making appearances at both, so parents, don’t forget to bring your cameras! Kids, don’t forget to bring your baskets! Please help the Easter Bunny bring joy to those around us by donating a non-perishable food item. Donations can be brought to the magic show or the egg hunt.

Help Wanted Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater Marina Supervisor - Part-time Seasonal Employment at the Huron Boat Basin. 24-32 hours per week. Must be able to work weekends. Customer Service, computer skills, special event/ marina knowledge helpful, supervisory experience preferred. Applications available at Huron Parks and Recreation, 110 Wall Street or available on our website. Questions? Contact Doug Steinwart, Facility Manager, Huron Boat Basin at 419433-4848. Huron Boat Basin & Amphitheater Dockhand - Person in this seasonal position will perform a variety of general duties for the municipal marina and amphitheater. Responsible for the maintenance of the marina and amphitheater, including trash removal, minor repairs to equipment, landscape maintenance, rest room upkeep, dockage, customer service and general cleaning of the grounds. Assists with special events at the amphitheater and in other parks if needed. Must be 16 or older. Please contact Doug Steinwart, Facility Manager, Huron Boat Basin at 419-433-4848. Swim Instructors Needed - We’re

looking for swim instructors to teach lessons this summer, from June 27thAugust 12th from approximately 8:4511:30, Mondays-Fridays. Swim lessons are held at Huron Lagoons Marina in July and August. Must be certified in First Aid & CPR or attain your certification before the program begins. Applicants should be strong swimmers, with a background in life guarding or swim lessons preferred. Employment applications are available on our website at or call our office at 419-433-8487 for more information. Baseball Camp Instructors needed - Looking for instructors to run a baseball camp for kids ages 6-12 years old. Camp will be held at Fabens Park from June 20-24th, from 9:00am12:00pm. If interested, please contact Brian Croucher, Recreation Manager, for further details at 419-433-8487. Nickel Plate Beach Attendant (Seasonal) - Responsible for collection of parking fees for Nickel Plate Beach. Other duties include (but not limited to): beach maintenance and trash pick up. Must be available to work weekends. Must be 16 or older. Parks Maintenance (Seasonal) Responsible for daily maintenance of city owned parks. Must be able to operate mowers and other lawn care equipment. Other duties include trash removal, landscape maintenance and minor repairs to equipment. Must be able to lift heave equipment. Must be 16 or older.

First Poetry Reading a Great Success

Month. The story is written in “prose,” told through 60 poems. If you would like to become a Rockin’ Reader, register online at or call 419-433-5009.

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ing for! A complete and effective workout for all fitness levels! Work out at your own pace with 40 min. of easy, fun and fat-burning Latin infused dance and “Tae-Bo Style” kick-boxing moves. One class per week combines weights with cardio for the ultimate in fat-burning! Tone and strengthen your arms, legs and abs using weights and resistance. Relieve stress with a relaxing stretch! Please bring a mat, water and two 2-5 lb. hand-held weights to feel energized and fantastic. Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm7:00pm @ Woodlands Intermediate Spring -- April 5 - May 12 (no classes April 26, 28) Cost: Residents $45/Non-Residents $50 Registration forms available online.

Cards at the Boat Basin Tuesdays & Thursdays the boat basin building is open from 9:30am-12:00 noon for cards. If you are looking for something to do this winter and you enjoy playing cards, this is the group for you. We have offered this program since 2002 and are always looking for new people who are interested in playing. The program is free to the public and we offer hot chocolate and coffee while you play. Tuesdays- Euchre. Thursdays- Pinochle.

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BY LISA YAKO On Sunday, March 27, approximately 50 people gathered at the meeting hall of First Presbyterian Church in Huron to enjoy poetry and music. Huron resident and retired BGSU Firelands professor, Ron Ruble, had the vision for a local event to celebrate the written and musical arts. Ron’s vision became a reality this past Sunday. The afternoon event featured nine local poets including current Huron Poet Laureate, Rob Smith, and seventh-grade student, Hannah Blackwell. Each poet was challenged with creating a poem that focused to some degree on spring. The topics of the poems ranged anywhere from pink shoes to oranges to war. Interspersed with the poetry readings were lovely musical pieces performed by Kim Ryu on cello, Janis Brewer on violin, and Jann Glann on piano. In the end, a most enjoyable time was had by all in attendance. Huron truly has some talented residents! Ron Ruble hopes to make this event a tradition and ultimately would like to hold poetry readings four times per year. The next event will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2011. The October reading will feature budding poets from McCormick Junior High School. The public is welcome to attend and is encouraged to participate. For more information, contact Ron at 419-433-3820. Sunday service—10:30 a.m. Sunday school—9:30 a.m. Adult Bible Study--6 p.m. Sunday. Youth Group—6 p.m. Sunday Christ Episcopal Church Food Pantry—9 a.m.-3 120 Ohio St., Huron p.m. Wednesdays; 10 a.m.-2 419-433-4701 Sunday—9 a.m. and Adult p.m. Thursdays. Salvation Army Service Unit— Sunday School 10:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only. First Presbyterian Church St. Matthew Evangelical 225 Williams St., Huron Lutheran Church 419-433-5018 15617 Mason Rd., Vermilion 8:30 a.m. Quiet Service Rev. Dr. Karl Fry, Pastor with Communion 440-967-9886 9:30 a.m. Christian Learnwww.luther ansonline. ing for Adults and older com/stmattvermlcms children Sunday School/ Bible 10:45 a.m. Reformed SerStudy 9:30 vice, and Sunday School for Ladies Bible Fellowship 9:15 children. Nursery provided. Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Grace Orthodox PresbyteSt. Peter’s Catholic Church rian Church 430 Main St., Huron Kalahari Resort, Nia Con419-433-5725 vention Center Saturday—5 p.m. Rt. 250, Huron Sunday—8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. 419-271-3934 The Chapel Worship—Sunday 6:00 p.m. 4444 Galloway Rd., Sandusky 419-627-0208 Holy Trinity Anglican Church Saturday service--5 p.m. 1608 St. Rt. 113, Milan; Sunday service—9 & 11 a.m. 419-499-3683 Jr. High Youth Group— Rev. Dr. John C. Jordan Sundays 5-6:30 p.m. Worship and Holy Communion—Sunday, 10:30 a.m. Sr. High Youth Group— Sundays 7-9 p.m. Latitude group ages 18Huron United Methodist 29—Thursdays, 7 p.m. Church 338 Williams St., Huron The Church of Jesus 419-433-3984 Christ of Latter Day Saints Rev. J. Roger Skelly-Watts 4511 Galloway Rd., Huron 8 a.m. - Praise Service/ 419-626-9860 Praise Band Bishop: Bill Reel 9 a.m. - Sunday School Sacrament service—9:30 10 a.m. - Celebration Sera.m. Sundays vice/Organ & Choir Family History Center Wed. LOGOS - Wednesdays 3:30Thur. 9am-9pm, 6:00pm; Students k-12 invited 10st am-2pm, 1 & 3rd Sat. 9am-5pm Lake Erie Family Church Zion Lutheran Church Now Meeting at 930 Main St., Huron Great Lakes Country Club 419-433-4711 1023 South, Main, Huron 419-775-6334 8:00 am Sundays tional worship service Worship Sunday 10am 9:15 am Sundays FamPastors Joe & Helen Sprowl ily friendly contemporary Lighthouse Assembly of worship service with Sunday School for children and God Church 820 Cleveland Rd. E., Huron teens 10:30 am Sundays Tradi419-433-8889 tional worship service

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Passes are available now for the 2011 season! Applications are available on our website or stop by the office. The Nickel Plate Season Parking Pass entitles the registered holder the ability to park one (1) licensed vehicle at Nickel Plate Beach during beach hours (dawn to dusk) throughout the season (Memorial Day to Labor Day). The cost for a season pass is $20 Residents Safety Town 2011 What is Safety Town? This is one of and $30 for Non-Residents. the most important educational proBargains for Baby Sale grams for young children who will be The first garage sale of the season! entering Kindergarten in the fall. This 2-week (Monday-Thursday, Monday- This sale is limited to infant & toddler Thursday) program is a planned cur- items only. Clean out your closets and riculum program incorporating class- basements and get ready to sell those room activities to familiarize children gently used baby items!! The sale will take place on Saturwith the school setting. Safety Town allows children entering Kindergar- day, May 14th at the Huron Boat Baten to learn safe ways to approach sin parking lot from 9am-1pm. 8 per school and everyday situations. The space (spaces approx 9 x19-parking children are taught the basics of fire, space size). Pre-Registration is rewater, traffic, and playground safety, quired to participate. Registration as well as poison control, bus behav- forms are available on the website or ior and seatbelt importance. Huron at our office. This event is held rain or Parks and Recreation is fortunate to shine. have help from The Huron Fire & Police Departments, Erie Metroparks, Erie County Environmental Services, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Sandusky Power Squadron/Coastie, and Huron City Schools, who help make this program so successful. In addition, we have outstanding Teachers and Safety Town Teen Counselors who create a wonderful, fun and creative environment for our participants. Last but certainly not least, Huron Parks and Recreation has been fortunate to have the support of many local businesses who help with sponsorship and/or donations toward our daily snacks/supplies. More on these great community partners to follow in future articles. This year Safety Town will take place from June 13-23 (Mondays-Thursdays) at Shawnee Elementary School. Thursday, June 23rd is Graduation Day… students and parents attend for a Graduation Ceremony/Party! The registration fee is $35 for Residents and $40 for Non-Residents, the deadline for registration is May 13, 2011. Safety Town Registration Forms are available on our website or at the office.

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Schools Huron Tiger Band “Superior”

The Huron High School concert band was one of eight bands out of a field of 30 that received the highest rating “Superior” overall at the recent District band contest held at Oak Harbor High School. Out of 19 class “C”bands the band was one of only three to receive the highest rating. Band director Adam Ladd had been working with the

group on the contest program since the middle of January. Having received a superior rating they are now eligible to perform at the state level contest which is tentatively scheduled for May 6th-7th at Westlake High School. Your next opportunity to see the band perform will be at the Huron High School Spring Arts Festival.

Woodlands Right to Read Woodlands Intermediate School students were whisked STOP, DROP, and READ throughout the day. When Mr. away in the ‘Magic of Reading’ this past week. The students Doughty sounded the sirens over the announcements sysand staff enjoyed a week full of Right to Read activities tems, students quickly grabbed their silent reading books and got right into reading, sometimes even in the halls. Several students admitted to this being one of their favorite activities of the week. Jaret Monak, a fifth grader, said, “I got so excited when Mr. Doughty told us to Stop, Drop, and Read. I wanted to do that ALL day!” Another high ranked activity included the book swap held on Friday. Students brought in books to trade with one another, and at the start every table was covered. Students traveled through the swap selecting books for themselves, siblings, and other family members. It was great fun for all. Also, all students were surprised with a free NEW book as they left lunch. Tables were brought in with books of all levels and interests. Students were able to pick out their new book to take home over the weekend.

tied to the theme of magic. With guidance from principal, Mark Doughty, and third grade teacher Laura Harkelroad, the students felt they had a spell cast on them! Activities included voting for their favorite books and authors, designing posters and decorating doors. The third through sixth grade students were really excited to dress as their favorite book character or author. The week concluded with a PTO sponsored magic show Contests were held on Wednesday for the best costume, that was phenomenal. Students and staff were amazed by and characters ranging from Harry Potter to Dracula were the clever show, and everyone agreed that it was definitely represented. Students were even asked to periodically to a great finale to a very successful week of reading activities! Milk Thursday, April 7 French toast Sausage Potato Oranges Rice krispie treat Milk

Huron St. Peter Monday, April 4 Chicken nuggets Roll Potato wedge Pears Cookie Milk Tuesday, April 5 Taco melt Roll Salsa Pears Pudding Milk Wednesday, April 6 Bosco cheese stick Marinara sauce Green beans Pears Ice cream

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The Cleveland Indians have teamed up with the local Teen Leadership Corps (TLC) for this year’s Goodwill donation drive. The “Home Run Derby” donation drive seeks to collect gently used clothing and household goods to benefit Goodwill Industries and its mission to provide employment services for the disabled and disadvantaged. Under way now, the drive runs through April 8 and is being held at participating area schools. Families are asked to clean out their closets and send the gently used items to school with their children; and as an added bonus every student that donates has a chance to win tickets for the Indians’ April 16 home game. Teen Leadership Corps’ mission is to empower teens to make a difference in their communities through a servicelearning curriculum and activities like the clothing drive. “TLC is proud to partner with Goodwill again this year. The drive has been successful in the past, and the students get an inside look at Goodwill and the benefits of volunteering,” said Mary Ann Creamer, TLC executive director. “Goodwill greatly values working with a youth organization like the Teen Leadership Corps, and is honored to again be the beneficiary of their efforts,” said Jeff Reed, Sandusky Goodwill’s director of marketing. “The Cleveland Indians organization recognizes the importance of getting the youth involved in the community and were glad we could contribute to the drive,” said Steve Frohwerk, director of community outreach and charities for the Indians.

“Kick Some Butts” Video Contest Announced The Tobacco Education Awareness Management Committee (TEAM) recently announced the semi-finalists in the 10th annual KICK SOME BUTTS anti-tobacco commercial contest. Final judging of the anti-tobacco commercials was held on March 23 in the Fisher-Titus Learning Center at Norwalk High School. The evening’s emcee was Kami Moon of WLKR Radio. This year, the date was chosen to coincide with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Kick Butts Day, a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use. Winners included: First place received a plaque and $1000 and was awarded to: Monroeville High School “Tar and Hair Dye and Cancer OH MY!” Team Members: Bailey Bollenbacher, Deanna Cox, Hallie Swanson, Hannah Koch, Advisor: Connie Hanke. Second place received a plaque and $800 and was Hanneman awarded to: Crestview High Larry Award winner Brandon School “The History ForHelman, from Norwalk gotten”. Team Members: Samantha Bradley, Chelsie High School, presented Howman, Advisor: Judith his video “Don’t Become Another Statistic”. Roman. Third place received a plaque and $500 and was awarded to: Monroeville High School “Ingredients of Death”. Team Member: Desiree Boyer. Advisor: Connie Hanke. The Larry Hanneman Award was presented to: Norwalk High School “Don’t Become Another Statistic”. Team member: Brandon Helman. Advisor: Christina MacFarland. This year’s finalists and their videos were: Ashland High School “Awesome Power Pals”, Ashland High School “The Smoking Legacy”, Bowsher High School “Don’t Be A Statistic”, Upper Sandusky High School “The Flashback”, Clyde High School “The Smoke”, EHOVE Career Center “Thank You Big Tobacco”. Each of the finalists received a plaque and $200. This contest has grown annually as students enthusiastically embrace the opportunity to showcase their creativity and communicate their message on tobacco use. Students may address a variety of topics including secondhand smoke,

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Finalists from EHOVE presented their video titled “Thank You Big Tobacco.” Pictured left to right: Rob Slabodnick, Committee Member, Amanda Torres (Vermilion); Josh Cowan (Norwalk) and Mary Miller (Edison) dangers of cigarettes or cigar smoking, and smokeless tobacco products in their videos. The contest was open to area high school students in grades 9-12. To participate, students were invited to form teams of no more than five students, and create their own 30-second anti-tobacco commercial. This year, there were over 100 entries from 16 high schools throughout Northwest and Central Ohio. From these entries, 9 semi-finalists were chosen. The committee also selected a winner of the “Larry Hanneman Award”. This award is given to an entry that did not place in the top 10 but that the committee felt deserved recognition. The award was formerly named the Committee Choice and renamed to recognize Mr. Hanneman’s instrumental contributions in making the Kick Some Butts antitobacco commercial contest the resounding success that it is today. Every year more than 36,800 Ohio children under 18 will become new daily smokers. One third of them will eventually die prematurely from smoking related diseases. This contest offers an educational experience in the power of advertising, a creativity experience in communication, allows a student to exercise good citizenship skills in being proactive, encourages teamwork and offers substantial monetary prizes of $1000.00, $800.00, $500.00, and $200.00. Perhaps most significantly, by participating in this contest, many students may be encouraged to avoid becoming part of the sad Ohio smoking statistics. Sponsors of the contest include: FisherTitus Medical Center, The Bellevue Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Fremont, Samaritan Regional Health System, Samaritan Hospital Foundation, Firelands Federal Credit Union.

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Sports Spring 2011 Tiger Teams

Season Opens at New Ballfield Sam Pisano and Dick Klein threw out the first pitch at Huron’s new Varsity ballfield at Woodlands Elementary School. These two gentlemen played on one of the great area ball

Huron baseball greats, Sam Pisano (left) and Dick Klein threw the first pitch at the season opener on the new ballfield. Varsity Baseball Team. Row 1 L-R: Troy Delamatre, Brian Bollenbacher, Brandon Johnson, Jason teams in the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, with names like Campbell, Clevenger, Ian McCready. Row 2 L-R: Colin McCready, Jake Justus, Zach Souter, Drew Enderle, Kyle Enderle and Volz. Back when towns all had their own teams Pisano, Nick Butler. Row 3 L-R: Coach Dustin Kastor, Ryan Pickett, Gabe Camella, Cody and were not limited to the schools. Thompson, Coach Jay Clevenger “We are very excited we have been able to provide our student-athletes with such beautiful facilities,” said Athletic Director Monica Asher. “The Boosters have worked incredibly hard to bring these fields to fruition and we are incredibly lucky to have their support. These past two weeks, the Boosters, maintenance, and parent crews have worked around the clock to prepare the fields for play. It speaks volmes about this community and school district that we have so many people willing to volunteer their time for our kids and programs!” Despite the pre-game festivities, the Huron Tigers fell to the Vermilion Sailors at the first home game of the 2011 season.


JV Baseball Team. Row 1 L-R: Keegan Bollenbacher, Andrew Dowell, Nick Mix, Nick Johnson, Gus Hinebaugh, Don Lark. Row 2 L-R: Brandon Fisher, Larry Pisano, Corey Lowery, Zach DeVerna, Ricardo Davila. Row 3 L-R Coach Duane Slugga, Colin McCready, Ben Breay, Jacob Kovach, Dan Schoolcraft, Coach Mike Breay.

Varsity Softball Team. Row 1 L-R: Karissa Shepherd, Morgan Asberry, Amanda Vacca. Row 2 L-R: Renae St. Clair, Angela Barbour, Katie Weber, Kelsey Koehler. Row 3 L-R: Megan McNulty, Coach Mike Everman, Coach Sarah Ommert, Coach Joe Anthony.


JV Softball Team. Row 1 L-R: Samantha Smercina, Frankie Crooks, Odyssey Guy, Alee Faulkner Row 2 L-R: Kellyn Litten, Shelby Kenville, McKenzie Adams, Katrina Owens, Tori Johnson Row 3 L-R: Coach Sarah Ommert, Lexi Dixon, Paige Baker, Alexis Nixon, Kierra McKitrick, Coach Natalie Felton.


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Water Safety Day Receives National Recognition The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) has an- program for the young students to learn about the nec- Award is intended to provide a vehicle for recognizing innounced the 2011 winner of the BoatUS Boating Safety essary safety. Crawford, holder of a Coast Guard Master dividuals and organization that have developed and sucYouth Award. The Huron Water Safety Day Program has Captain’s License, a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary, cessfully implemented innovative youth water and boating an avid sailor and Huron business owner used hers and safety education programs. Berlin’s talent, background and local resources to launch The goal of this award is to encourage the development the successful program. Five years later the program has of the innovative water and boating education programs delivered the 1,000th life jacket while reaching out to 1,011 directed at youth. The Huron Water Safety Day Program students about water safety. The program has been rec- was a fine example of innovative water and boating educaognized by the City government through several procla- tion programs for youth. mations, has been honored by receiving the Commandant’s Award from the US Coast Guard in 2008 and has received the US Coast Saturday Nights at Black Bear Saloon Guard’s endorsement of the program and all the while being asked to present to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary March 19 - Heart & Soul a “How to” presentation. “Water and boating safety is March 26 - Time Trax critical in a riverfront, lakefront and Great Lake comApril 2 - The Late Show munity. We had no idea that Christine Crawford and Paul Berlin, co-founders five years late our program April 9 - Heart & Soul Food • Spirits • Dancing of Huron’s Water Safety Day for the third and would be growing and befourth grade students of the Huron communi- come a staple in the com8:30pm - 12:30am ty, pose with the BoatUS Boating Safety Youth munity,” stated Crawford. Crawford and Berlin still Award the program won earlier this month. lead the Water Safety Day won an award for its Water & Boating Safety Awareness Team with the help from Jared Smith from the HuEducation Program for the youth. Christine Crawford, Chairman and Co-Founder of the ron Fire Department, Doug Salmon Run Restaurant annual Water Safety Day event, travelled to Savannah, Steinwart from the Huron Georgia to accept the award at the beginning of March. Boat Basin, Jim Tremelling A fabulous feast Huron’s Water Safety Day is a structured educational full- from the Coast Guard Auxday event focusing on water and boating safety available iliary and Jennifer Kilbury 419-433-3800 Sundays from 11am-2pm to all the third and fourth grade students of Huron. The of Cottage Designs. Water Safety Day team assists with coordinating the event, The Boating Safety Youth while the Federal, State, and Local Safety Service agencies work together to deliver the powerful water and boating safety messages. The US Coast Guard units from Marblehead and Sponsored by Labatt & Detroit, the local US Coast Mike’s Hard Lemonade Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 0906-05, ODNR – Division of Jimmy Bilgen Watercraft, the American Jimmy Bilgen 5 pm - 8 pm includes soup & salad bar Red Cross, the American __________ $ 5 pm - 8 pm 00 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Canoe Association, Ohio __________ Sea Grant, Huron Fire and Every Friday During Lent JJ Jamz OFF Huron Police along with Short Vincent Begining March 11 9 pm - 12 am many others spend the day __________ 8 pm 1 am with the approximately 250 Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. __________ students. The program is $3 Long Islands $ 2 Tall Domestic Drafts • $2 Bottles Choose designed for the students __________ $2 Bud/ Bud Lights from Miller Lite, Coors Light, MGD or MGD 64 to travel in an organized __________ fashion between five differ1/2 Price Appetizers (excludes 4-wheelers) $16.99 All You Can Eat ent interactive educational Lake Erie Perch $5 Singles Live bands every Saturday night! safety sessions. with Lenten Buffet The program began in the Hours: Mon. - Thur. 11:30am - 10pm, spring of 2007 when CrawFri. & Sat. 11:30am - 1am, Sun. 12pm - 8pm Both Nights the first 10 boats receive a $20 Gift Card ford sat down with then Fire 5150 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, OH Chief Paul Berlin to discuss 440-967-3724 • 5150 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, OH • 440-967-3724 how to create an enjoyable

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