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Awards of Merit
Since 1983, the Ottawa County Board of Health has presented Awards of Merit to licensed operations in Ottawa County which have maintained a high degree of sanitation and safety.
At the Oct. 11 Ottawa County Board of Health Meeting, Awards of Merit were presented to the following operations:
• Food Service Operation - Full Menu, R Coffee Corner.
• Food Service Operation - Limited Menu - Genoa Elementary School.
• Large Campground - Meadows by the Bay.
• Small Campground - Camp Perry.
• Swimming Pool - Benton-Carroll-Salem Natatorium.

Masterworks Chorale
Christmas concert
Masterworks Chorale will begin its celebratory 50th anniversary season with its annual Christmas performances.
Hope Lutheran Church, 2201 Secor Rd., Toledo, will provide the background for the chorale’s “Mother and Child” concerts, which will be held Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.
The singers will shepherd in the holiday season with songs, readings, and music that celebrate the birth of Christ. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at
For more information, call 419-742-2775 or email

Benefit wine tasting
The Ottawa County Wreath Committee will host a Wine Tasting to benefit Wreaths Across America, Sunday, Nov. 27 from 1-3 p.m. at the The Mockingbird on Mill Road Wine Café, 4408 N Elliston-Trowbridge Rd., Graytown. The cost is $50 per sampler plate and includes four wine tastes. Bruce Brodie will provide entertainment. For more information or to make reservations, call Shelley at 419-260-7685.
This year, the committee’s goal is place wreaths on the graves of veterans in Riverview, Lakeview, Lacarpe, Union, Roose, Locust Point, Rusha, St. Joseph, Limestone, Elliston, Clay Township, Allen Township, Crane Creek, Harris Elmore Union, Harrington and Rymers cemeteries on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The committee hopes to place more than 4,000 veteran wreaths at the final resting place of Ottawa County heroes.

Bell ringers needed
Ring in the season as a volunteer bell ringer for the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center’s annual Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. This year’s campaign will run through Saturday, Dec. 24.
In one bell-ringing shift, volunteers will provide up to six gas cards, one tire, one utility bill, a portion of rent, three coats, two days of summer camp for one child, one month’s prescriptions or other emergency services for local families and individuals in need.
All proceeds from the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign remain in Ottawa County.
Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for two-hour bell-ringing shifts, and organizations, congregations, and businesses are encouraged to Adopt-a-Kettle for a day by providing bell ringers for five two-hour shifts.
“Adopting a kettle is a wonderful way to give back to your community and a great advertising tool for your business or organization,” Kami Sayre, Port Clinton Service Center director said.
To volunteer or obtain more information, call the Salvation Army Port Clinton Service Center at 419-732-ARMY


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