Lake Erie Islands Softball resumes on Sunday, 28 June 2020. This year’s teams include Middle Bass Island, Heineman’s Winery, Boardwalk, Kelleys Island, Round House, and Blue Marlin! Games are played at the softball field across from Put-in-Bay School, on the property of Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church.
Put-in-Bay School Class of 2020 Commencement was held at Perry’s Victory & International Peace Memorial at 6:30pm on Friday evening. COVID-19 circumstances changed the academic year and necessitated a delayed celebration. Graduates Joseph Byrnes, Cecilia Glauser, Carin Kirsch, Alexandra Knauer, Hannah Lentz, and Morgan Stacy received a multitude of scholarships. Keynote speaker Ms. Sandra Brausch was not able to attend; however, Board of Education member John Domer read her address to the audience.
School Superintendent/Principal Steve Poe recognized the Eighth-Grade Class promotion to high school. The Freshman Class includes April Baca-Regalado, Joseph Blumensaadt, Hope Cooks, Elora Hubner, Emil Michael, Lyla Steidl, and Eleanor Kostura. Mr. Poe also announced the Seniors’ future plans.
The valedictory address was given by Alexandra Knauer; the class salutatory address was given by Joseph Byrnes. In closing, Seniors moved their tassels and the Junior Class led the singing of the Alma Mater.
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 3:21–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.
Chief 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.
Rev. 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 received blessings. The Put-in-Bay Police and Fire Departments, and the Life Flight helicopter were also included in the event. Photos by Donna Steinbach / Click to enlarge!
Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers Draft Day 5K will take place on Sunday, 11 October 2020. Every participant receives an Official Draft Day 5k Jersey, a reusable bag, drink discounts, and tickets for raffle prizes. This event will benefit the Lake Erie Islands Browns Backers charities. For more information please go to