Great Lakes Grillers Donates to Put-in-Bay School Senior Class

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Photo and story courtesy of Patrick Myers

Great Lakes Grillers (Nathan’s famous hot dog brand) and WPIB Radio presented a five-hundred-dollar check to the Put-in-bay Senior Class on Monday, 15 October 2018, for their fund raising efforts during the 2018 Bash on the Bay.  Pictured are senior class advisor Linda Rentz; Patrick Myers from WPIB radio; PiB seniors Lauren Peters, Mathew Stacy, Max Schneider, Jack Booker; and Jim and Debbie Menezac of Great Lakes Grillers.


Oktoberfest Draws Sizeable Crowd to Put-in-Bay

OktoberfestOktoberfestOktoberfest Put-in-Bay, celebrated under sunny skies and a high temperature of 54°F, generated good attendance.  Boaters braved brisk southwest winds to fill the public docks as Oktoberfestwell as Park Place Boat Club.  Golf carts lined Delaware Avenue, and the Oktoberfest tent teemed with visitors enjoying authentic German fare and music.  The Chamber of Commerce festival continues on Sunday, 14 October 2018, from noon to 5pm.

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Local Holiday Shopping Begins Mid-November

Christmas Bazaar – Thursday, November 15th from 3 to 7pm at Put-in-Bay Town Hall

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Selling creative handmade “sail” bags and other island related creations during a last year’s bazaar is the talented Jill Cooks.

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Working the LEIC table at last year’s bazaar is Kim Miles from Middle Bass, Nancy Welter from Middle Bass, and PiB’s Lisa Brohl.

Mark your calendar for early local holiday shopping!  The Annual Christmas Bazaar is sponsored by the Lake Erie Islands Conservancy and the Lake Erie Islands Nature and Wildlife Center.  The date and time are Thursday, November 15, from 3pm to 7pm at the Town Hall.

Local crafters and artisans are needed, as well as local businesses with Put-in-Bay merchandise.  If you would like to reserve a table or need additional information, please contact Susan Byrnes by email byrnespib “at” , or Amy Huston firstislandsonbnd “at”

Pre-Paid Fuel Program Available at Put-in-Bay

Erie Islands PetroleumPit Stop on Put in BayErie Islands Petroleum, Inc., will supply everyone with their winter energy needs, as in the past.  On average, Put-in-Bay requires nearly 60,000 gallons of gasoline and over 70,000 gallons of heating oil and diesel fuels in stock to make it through the winter.  The Pre-Paid Fuel Program provides customers the gasoline, diesel fuel, and heating oil they anticipate using during the roughly twenty-two weeks that comprise a hard winter.

Erie Islands Petroleum, Inc., suggests adding an extra margin of gasoline to compensate for warming your car, spinning tires in freezing temperatures, and leaving the car running during errands.  The current price for regular gasoline is $3.99.  Non-pre-paid customers cannot be guaranteed an uninterrupted supply of fuels, nor will they be guaranteed a fixed price.  All pre-bought fuels will be very strictly kept in only pre-bought storage.

The prepaid gas card can be purchased through 31 October 2018 at Erie Islands Petroleum, Inc., aka the Pit Stop.  For additional information, contact Gary Kowalski at 419.341-9656.

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