Join the PANTHER PRIDE 2020 Celebration

Celebrate the Class of 2020 . . . Island Style!

Decorate your cars and join the Bass Islands Community on Friday, May 29th, for a community parade celebrating the Class of 2020. The parade begins at Put-in-Bay School and proceeds downtown and around DeRivera Park, where the Seniors will be stationed in designated locations with their families. The school administration asks everyone in the community to line-up for the parade at the school by 3:10pm so that it may begin at  Put in Bay School3:21–the official ending of the school day.

While signs and noisemakers will be available at the school, all are encouraged to show their Panther Pride and spirit by decorating their vehicles!  The staff and faculty look forward to seeing family, friends and community members to help recognize  the Senior Class:  Joseph Byrnes, Cecilia Glauser, Carin Kirsch, Alexandra Knauer, Hannah Lentz, and Morgan Stacy.

Pending any statewide restrictions, this event will take place on May 29th. Any updates or changes will be posted on the school website.

Put-in-Bay Police Publish 2020 Fallen Officer Tribute on YouTube

Put in Bay PoliceChief Riddle and Lieutenant Russo, Put-in-Bay Police Department, published a virtual tribute to honor fallen officers on Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.   This occasion is an observance paying tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty.  It is celebrated May 15th of each year.

Click image to see the video.

Put-in-Bay Blessing of Fleet Heralds New Beginning

Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the FleetRev. Mary Staley (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church) and Deacon Mike Leahy (Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church) completed the annual Put-in-Bay Blessing of the Fleet from aboard the Boardwalk Harbor Taxi, Stanley B.  Tina Rogers directed the event for the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce.  She narrated the activity with a live video broadcast.  The Jet Express III and three Miller Boat Line ferries Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the Fleetreceived  blessings.  The Put-in-Bay Police and Fire Departments, and the Life Flight helicopter were also included in the event.       Blessing of the FleetBlessing of the FleetBlessing of the Fleet Photos by Donna Steinbach / Click to enlarge!


Blessing of the Fleet

Put-in-Bay Garden Club Announces Summer Plans

Garden Club Put in BayLamppost Flower Prep


Many volunteer opportunities.


Remaining 2020 Programs

Thu, Jun 04 – Plant Exchange, PIBYC

Thu, Jul 16 – Tour Around the Island (members only)

Thu, Aug 13 – Pruning Shrubs, PIBYC

Thu, Sep 10 – Annual Meeting / Potluck

All programs subject to change. Check for current information.

Park Gardens

Your help is needed.  Contact Jean Hilt at 419-349-5501 to volunteer.

Happy Gardening!

Kathi Spayde, Garden Club Media Director