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Keith K. of Sandusky is this week’s winner!

Keith K. of Sandusky, OH, was today’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Keith won a Keurig Coffee Maker donated by the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations, Keith!
You can still buy a Raffle Ticket for $10 and get in on the remaining weekly drawings in 2015 through the last full week in December. A lot of great prizes are still in the hopper!
Our 2016 Put-in-Bay Raffle Calendar goes on sale this June.

Mr. Ed’s 9th “Jammie” Party this weekend

Kick off the Put-in-Bay season at Mr. Ed’s 9th Annual Island Pajama Party weekend this weekend, April 17-18 at Mr. Ed’s Bar & Grille downtown. Events scheduled at 8 pm to 2 am both days.
Contests, prizes and live entertainment.

29th Annual Blessing of the Fleet May 12

Blessing fishing boats and commercial passenger vessels is a centuries old tradition in many port villages and cities world wide. Put-in-Bay will honor this tradition on Tuesday, May 12, with the 29th annual Blessing of the Fleet in the village’s downtown harbor.
Local clergy representing St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, and St. John’s Lutheran, will bless island ferry boats, law enforcement vessels, rescue boats and other commercial craft, as well as land vehicles from police, fire and EMS, National Park Service, our Island Tour Train, and aircraft from Toledo Lifeflight, and our local airports.
The event begins at 11am on Fox’s Dock downtown, adjacent to the Jet Express boarding area. Light refreshments will be served.

Celeste M of Independence is this week’s winner

Celeste M. of Independence, OH was drawn from the hopper on Friday and is this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Celeste won a Mojito Bay Package that includes a sweatshirt, tee-shirt, hat and a signature pint glasses. Congratulations to Celeste and a big Thank You to Mojito Bay who donated the prize!
You’ve still got weeks of prizes left and you can still buy a 2015 Calendar for $10. Pick one up at the Chamber office or at WPCR Studios and Lake Erie Shores & Islands (Ottawa County Visitors Bureau) in Port Clinton.

“Whiskey Light” flips on Sunday

A long standing tradition at the Round House Bar is flipping on the “Whiskey Light,” the red neon sign over the double door entrance to one of Put-in-Bay’s most popular night spots, to kick off another season at our small summer resort island.
The Whiskey Light Ceremony brings several hundred people to the island on a Sunday in April participate in the beginning of another summer of fun at Put-in-Bay.
Ray Fogg will MC and entertain and they’ll be flipping on the Whiskey Light about 2pm.
You’ll also find Frosty’s, Reel Bar, Mr. Ed’s, Topsy Turvey’s and several other establishments open this weekend. The downtown bus is running this weekend and there are several places to rent golf carts.

Miller Boat Line begins 2015 operations today

Miller Boat Line began running its full Spring schedule today between Put-in-Bay and the Catawba Island Dock in Port Clinton. The passenger and motor vehicle ferries started running a limited schedule last Thursday through the Easter Sunday holiday. You can check the Miller Ferry schedules for transportation to Put-in-Bay (South Bass Island) and Middle Bass Island at millerferry.com.
The Put-in-Bay Jet Express is scheduled to begin operation on May 1. The Jet Express is a passenger only jet-powered catamaran that operates between Port Clinton, Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island and Sandusky ports. Check out the Jet Express schedule at jet-express.com.

Paula B. from Sheffield Lake, OH Raffle winner

Paula B. from Sheffield Lake, OH was pulled from the hopper Friday as the weekly winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Paula won a Put-in-Bay Wine Fest VIP Starter Pack to the 2015 Wine Festival here at Put-in-Bay Winery.
The VIP Pack includes a pair of Miller Boat Line round-trip tickets and two Wine Fest Starter Packs, including entry and sampling tickets. Thank you to Miller Boat Line for donating the passenger tickets for this prize.