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Mother of Sorrows
Supports Rahab’s Heart
Throughout the month of March, Mother of Sorrows Church will be collecting items for Rahab’s Heart, a ministry supported by the Sisters of Notre Dame in Toledo. Items you may donate include: toiletries, alcohol-free hand sanitizer, $5 McDonald gift cards, mints or gum, and socks. These small items can easily be placed inside a pair of socks and handed to women who live on the streets of Toledo. Thank you for supporting a ministry inspired by God and supported by the Sisters of Notre Dame, including our former Parish Leader, Sister Lucille! The Rahab’s Heart collection basket is located in the Church narthex.
Rent the Shelter House
at South Bass Island State Park
The shelter house at South Bass Island State can be rented for $40 a day with Golden Buckeye Card holders getting an additional 10% off. The shelter house is ADA and pet friendly, has a maximum occupancy of 50 people and sits near the day use restroom and playground. When it is rented, it comes with 20 picnic tables, a charcoal grill and when requested can have the electric turned on to it. Reservations may be made up by calling (866) 644-6727.
PIB Chamber of Commerce
The tentative dates for the 2022 Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce member meetings are May 10th and October 18th from 5 to 7 p.m. Please stay informed through the member newsletter as these dates are subject to change.
Rent the Cabents
at the South Bass Island State Park
The cabents at the South Bass Island State Park were updated last year with new furniture, beds and flooring. They sleep 6 and are incredibly popular for outdoor sportsmen and families. Each cabent comes with its own outside grill and picnic table; they were also included in the park’s WiFi update last fall. These rent Sunday to Sunday and are $625 plus tax for the week. Reservations may be made up to six months in advance online or by calling (866) 644-6727.
Jet Express Bird Watching Trip
The Jet Express is excited to be taking reservations for their 2022 Point Pelee Birdwatching Adventures in early May! Join them for a unique cruise to the southernmost tip of the Canadian mainland, Point Pelee National Park, to experience the spring migration! The park is packed with scenic hiking trails, beautiful shoreline, and a massive welcome center full of unique displays and exhibits! Google “Point Pelee National Park Bird Watching Adventure” for more information!
State Park Docks at Oak Point
What’s going on with the Oak Point State Park docks? This is a question ODNR officials have been getting on an almost daily basis. For the last couple of seasons they were closed due to erosion behind the sea walls. Plans are in the works to correct this issue. A geological survey company recently came out and took soil samples of the park to determine what needs to be done to fix the seawall issue. The ODNR is hoping to take corrective action in the near future.
Lake Erie Water Level Update
The US Army Corps of Engineers reported at the end of February that Lake Erie is 4 inches lower than at the end of January and 5 inches lower than it was a year ago at this time. The water level is expected to go up 5 inches during March.
at South Bass Island State Park
South Bass Island State Park will be playing family movies this summer starting Memorial Day weekend. Movies will be shown in the field next to the Rustic Cottage near the front of the camp ground. Each movie night will be dependent on the weather.
Stone Lab Classes
Applications for Stone Lab’s college credit courses are due via the online application portal by May 20, 2022. Applications for non-credit workshops are generally due four weeks before the workshop date.
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