ETC - African Safari Wildlife Park accepting Christmas tree donations

Press Staff Writer

        African Safari Wildlife Park is accepting Christmas tree donations to be used in their daily animal enrichment program.
        Those who wish to donate a tree can pull their vehicles up to the Park's Administration Office building (located to the right of the center parking lot) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The park will be accepting tree donations through Thursday, Jan. 10.
        Before donating a tree, please make sure to remove all decorations, hooks and tinsel. Trees cannot be donated if they have been painted in any way or sprayed with fake snow. If you have any questions, call 1-800-521-2660.
        “Our animals love to have these trees incorporated into their enrichment,” said Park Director Kelsey Keller. “We appreciate and will gladly accept as many trees as the community would like to donate. We are always finding different, creative ways to use these trees around the park for the animals.”
        Stay tuned to the park's Facebook page for updates on tree donations.
        The Midwest's only Drive-Thru Safari, African Safari Wildlife Park, is located at 267 S. Lightner Rd. in Port Clinton. Tentative opening for 2021 is Friday, Feb. 26.
        Visit for more details.
Presidential History Book Club
        The Presidential History Book Club will meet monthly in 2021 to read and discuss titles about the American presidency.
        Everyone is welcome to participate in this free club. Meetings will be held at noon and will take place in-person and virtually.
        The 2021 meeting dates and book titles are:
        • Jan. 27 – “Lady Bird and Lyndon,” by Betty Boyd Caroli. The author will join the group virtually to discuss the book.
        • Feb. 24 – “One Man Against the World,” by Tim Weiner.
        • March 31 – “One Man Against the World,” by Tim Weiner.
        • April 28 – “All the President's Men,” by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.
        •  May 26 – “Gerald R. Ford,” by Douglas Brinkley.
        Additional dates and titles will be announced in spring 2021. Historian Dustin McLochlin, Ph.D., leads this club.
        Hayes Presidential is closed on Wednesdays, but McLochlin will give book club participants access to the building for this event. To join meetings virtually from a computer, tablet or smartphone, click  at the meeting time. The access code is 721-742-869.
        The Presidential History Book Club is sponsored by Richard and Kathy Smith.
        For information about the club, contact McLochlin at 419-332-2081, ext. 230, or


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