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Community Roundup: PCHS Alumni Weekend called a success

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Port Clinton High School grads were greeted at each decade gathering location by alumni hosts Sept. 25 in downtown Port Clinton. Here Rosella and Richard Stein are ready to greet alumni from the 1940s and 1950s at McCarthy’s. In the center is Joanne Lasky Hockin, the earliest graduate in attendance from the Class of 1942. © Submitted Port Clinton City Schools Port Clinton High School grads were greeted at each decade gathering location by alumni hosts Sept. 25 in downtown Port Clinton. Here Rosella and Richard Stein are ready to greet alumni from the 1940s and 1950s at McCarthy’s. In the center is Joanne Lasky Hockin, the earliest graduate in attendance from the Class of 1942.

PCHS Alumni Weekend called a success

Hand-N-Hand Provider Agency, LLC will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in October. © Submitted Hand-N-Hand Provider Agency Hand-N-Hand Provider Agency, LLC will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in October.

PORT CLINTON — All generations of PCHS Alumni joined in the fun of the Alumni Weekend Sept. 24-26.

The earliest alumnus in attendance was Joanne Lasky Hockin from the class of 1942.  Many classes joined in the fun of Alumni Weekend and planned their own class reunions in conjunction with this popular event.

PCHS alumni were in attendance at the football game and the PCHS Alumni Band joined the marching from the high school to stadium, 112 members strong.

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They joined the PCHS Marching Band, under the direction of Rod Miller, for a halftime show and were introduced by graduating class. The most recent grads from 2021 participated as well as Martha Meliska Stefano, class of 1955, drum major who got cheers from the crowd with her baton twirling.  Alumni also were happy to see retired PCHS music faculty Edna Hansen and David Randels who joined in the Alumni Band introductions.

A large number of alumni took part in the tours of PCHS. They were impressed by the renovations that have transformed their high school to include state-of-the-art design while remaining familiar. The café in the Jack Nitz Academic Media Center was open serving student favorites. PCHS staff members Seth Benner, Tracy Bodi and Diane Rosiar served as tour guides.

After the high school, PCHS alumni toured and were amazed by the new Port Clinton Athletic Boosters Fieldhouse at 407 Short St. New PCHS head wrestling coach Adam Hicks and retired coach Tom Fisher were on hand to welcome guests and alumni wrestlers to the new wrestling area.

PC Schools Director of Facilities and Grounds, Aaron DiBucci, also assisted with alumni tours.

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During the afternoon, alumni enjoyed all Port Clinton has to offer including the Ottawa County Museum and PC Lighthouse Conservatory. Later that evening, hundreds of alumni visited downtown gatherings and at Meals on Madison.

On Sunday, the Catawba Island Historical Society opened the museum at Union Chapel for alumni to share Catawba memories, then alumni gathered at Twin Oast.

Pictures and more information can be found at the school district website www.pccsd.net under photo albums or the Port Clinton High School Alumni Association Facebook Page, facebook.com/portclintonalumni.

Fremont Lions hold September meeting

September Students of the Month were present at the recent meeting of Fremont Lions Club. Antonio Baez from St. Joseph Central Catholic and Kaitlin Fisher and Julian Chavez from Fremont Ross High School spoke about their activities and future plans.

Guest speaker was Julia Pechlivanos, the executive director of Alzheimer’s Association of Northwest Ohio, which covers 24 counties. She introduced Pat Gerber, the community educator for Sandusky County. Both women gave an informative presentation on the facts and statistics of the disease and the 10 warning signs. They stressed that the association is “here to help” and offers a 24-hour helpline at 800-272-3900.

Fremont Lions approved the participation in the Ohio Lions Fall Into Service Week, Oct. 10-17. For the second year the members will donate craft activities, puzzles, games and various items to Parkview Care Center.

This is in addition to the on-going project of sending greeting cards to the residents and a treat to the staff that is done on a weekly basis. New Items and/or monetary donations to purchase new items are to be brought to the Oct. 5 meeting or contact made with Donna Thatcher.

Next meeting will be noon-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Fremont Eagles Hall. Guest speakers will be Patricia and Parker Inks with Parker’s Purpose. For more information contact Colleen Carmack, president, at 419-680-3722.

Hand-N-Hand to hold open house on Oct. 6, 7

Hand-N-Hand Provider Agency has made it through its first five years of working together to serve people with disabilities in the community.

The agency will celebrates its five-year anniversary  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The agency invites families, community officials and local business owners, to join them in a “baseball themed" celebration.

To make it five years, the agency needed the support from the community, the trust from parents and guardians of those Hand-N-Hand serve, and the hard work and dedication of employees.

Hand-N-Hand also has been supported by the Sandusky County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and many more.

The first five years of providing in-home care and transportation services has been a grand slam. Hand-N-Hand is located at 623 Napoleon St., Fremont. Come learn about its services as staff looks forward to serving the community far into the future. There will be concession stand food and refreshments will be provided.

This article originally appeared on Fremont News-Messenger: Community Roundup: PCHS Alumni Weekend called a success

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