Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department cancels 2020 clambake:
It is with a heavy heart that, after over 40 years of hosting our annual Clambake, Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department has decided to cancel this year’s event. Many factors lead to this decision, but the first and foremost reason is the health and safety of our volunteers and our community.
Please understand that we appreciate your continued support. Our department will miss this event just as much as you.
Be safe everyone!
Despite the intermittent rain we’ve received, it hasn’t been enough to abate the current drought conditions. Your grass may not need mowing, but Yardworks offers other lawn care services such as watering, overgrowth clearing along property lines, shrub trimming, mulching, edging along driveways and sidewalks, herbicide application and more. Give Yardworks a call today to give your landscape an updated look. 419-285-2147 or e-mail yardworkspib “at” yahoo.com
Early July saw the end of mayfly season, and the Garden Club removal of the mayfly nets covering the hanging baskets in DeRivera park. A BIG thanks to Donna D’amico, Kathy Schrader, and Bob Hilt, who ran the lift. Thanks also goes to Mike McCabe for the use of his lift.
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center’s 8th Annual Pig Roast is Wednesday, August 5th!
This year, delicious meals of Rob Hard’s spit-roasted pork, potatoes from the Goat, corn on the cob, and a tasty dessert by Pauline Garsteck, will be available for pick up at the Goat or delivery to your home. Tickets are available based on pick up times to keep everything running smoothly. Pick up times are 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm–or, choose to have your food delivered!
Prices are $15 for pick up and $18 for delivery. Purchase tickets by calling 419-285-3037, or buy online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pig-roast-tickets-114159018698?aff=efbeventtix . Enjoy a wonderful meal with minimal contact so we can all stay safe during these crazy times of Covid and support the Nature & Wildlife Center, too.
The annual auction with the Pig Roast is now live! Check out the amazing auction items donated by Put-in-Bay’s finest. Start placing your bids at www.32auctions.com/leinwcpigroast. The auction item list is available HERE; visit the auction website for pictures and to bid! Bidding will end Thursday, August 6, at 10 am. Winners announced on Facebook Live at Noon (winners also receive email notification).
As many of you know, the Nature & Wildlife Center has not been able to open this summer due to safety concerns and construction delays from the Covid-19 pandemic. Like many businesses, this has caused quite a bit of financial strain for the Nature & Wildlife Center. Due to the strict (but necessary) health and safety guidelines, The Center canceled the majority of their fundraisers; in fact, the Pig Roast To Go & Online Auction is the only major fundraiser this year. All of the proceeds from the Online Auction and Pig Roast tickets will go to our general fund (operating costs & wages) for the Nature & Wildlife Center. Please take a look at the amazing auction items and place your bids! Your money is going to a great cause to help the Nature & Wildlife Center continue our education programming. From Nature Camp and school groups, to tours at the Center, we do our best to promote the conservation of and education about the flora, fauna, and lands of the Lake Erie Islands for both islanders and island visitors.
We greatly appreciate your continued support of the Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center!
Lake Erie Islands Nature & Wildlife Center
Lisa Brohl, Chair, Lake Erie Islands Conservancy