Put-in-Bay Ullr Fest Burns COVID-19 in Effigy

Billy Market “burns the germ!”

Put-in-Bay Ullr Fest set afire COVID-19 in effigy to celebrate and hasten the onset of winter–especially ice!  Captain Billy Market and team members of Miller Boat Line created a paper mache COVID-19.  The virus, floating in the harbor near The Boardwalk on Tuesday evening, erupted into flame just after Rev. Mary Staley did the benediction and Mr. Market expressed sincere thanks for the community’s resolve during the trials of 2020.  A large, appreciative crowd of winter residents witnessed the spectacle.  The event closed with a moving fireworks display.  Afterwards, fireworks appeared across Lake Erie at Middle Bass Island, illuminating Lonz Winery.