Lois G. of Lakewood is this week’s winner in Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle

Lois G. of Lakewood won four Cuban Sandwiches from Topsy Turvey’s here at Put-in-Bay when her name was pulled from the hopper as this week’s winner of the Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle! Congratulations, Lois! And thank you Topsy Turvey for providing the prize!

60 Vintage Race Cars will race at Put-in-Bay Monday & Tuesday

More than 60 vintage race cars are entered to race Monday and Tuesday at the Put-in-Bay Airport as part of the 7th Annual Put-in-Bay Race Car Reunion. The reunion is a celebration of the races held on the island from 1952-1959 and then again in 1963
Races are scheduled Monday, August 31, from noon until 5pm and Tuesday, September 1, from 10am to 5pm. The Put-in-Bay Township Port Authority is hosting the races at Put-in-Bay Airport. 105 cars have signed up to attend the reunion, August 30-September 2.
The 60 cars entered to race in three different classes will be driven by trained race car drivers, including Miller Boat Line’s Scott Market. Market will be piloting a 1962 Austin Healey that has been stripped down and modified for racing. Market took a five-day class in Arizona last year to learn the techniques and safe driving skills needed on the track.
Other island entries include The Goat’s 1972 Triumph Spitfire driven by event organizer Rich Hahn. Hahn’s wife Noreen is listed as the driver of a 1964 Sunbeam Alpine Series 3.
Manley Ford, another of the organizers, will pilot a 1963 Lotus Super 7. Organizer Jack Woehrle, master mind behind the reunion seven years ago, is not on the schedule to race.
This year’s races are an international event with cars entered from Windsor and LaSalle Ontario. Many cars entered are from Ohio and Michigan, but  California, Colorado, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia and Indiana are also represented.
British Leyland, the Great Britain sports car manufacturer is represented too with 22 MGs–mostly MGBs–entered. There are also three Healeys besides Market’s blue bomber, a Jaguar XJ6C, two Triumphs and several Coopers.
Cars will begin arriving Sunday and registration is from 3 to 6pm at the Put-in-Bay Town Hall. The 3W2 Pilots Association is hosting a breakfast on Monday morning prior to the day’s racing.
After Monday’s races all participating cars will take two laps on the original race course that will take about 30 minutes. During that time the roadways will be closed to local traffic. That parade of vintage sports cars will begin at 6pm from the airport and cars must be registered to participate.
You can pick up an official event schedule at the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce offices in the Depot, or print a copy by clicking on Official 2015 Road Race Reunion Schedule.

Listen to Rich Hahn and Jack Woehrle talk about the Put-in-Bay Road Races on Friday Morning’s Talk at Ten from Put-in-Bay on WPIB’s The show can be found in the Talk at Ten archive on the website.
WPIB will stream the races live on their website both Monday and Tuesday.

Shelby C wins Miller Ferry Season Pass in this week’s Calendar Raffle

Shelby C. of Sandusky won a Miller Boat Line Season Pass for 2016 in this week’s drawing of the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Congratulations. Shelby! And thank you Miller Boat Line for donating the prize!

Swingmania brings Big Band Sound to “Moonlight Serenade”

Don’t miss the social event of the summer season. There are still a few tickets left for Thursday night’s “Moonlight Serenade” at the Niagara Event Center, August 20.
Islanders have been taking secret ballroom dancing lessons for this night of fun, from 6 to 11pm. Excellent food and a full bar.
Big Band Swingmania will provide the evening’s entertainment for 300 guests.
Contact the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society at 419-285-2804 to purchase your tickets now. Any tickets remaining Thursday at the door can only be purchased with cash or check.
Tickets are $100 per person and proceeds benefit the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, the Perry Group and the Put-in-Bay Volunteer Fire Department.

Luella K. from Put-in-Bay is this week’s raffle winner

Luella K. from Put-in-Bay won a gift certificate for four lunches at the Boathouse here on Put-in-Bay in this week’s 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Congratulations, Luella! Thank you to the Boathouse for providing the prize. Our next drawing is Friday, August 21.

Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Auction August 13

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the annual Island Auction benefitting the Lake Erie Islands Historical Society Museum at the Niagara Event Center on Thursday, August 13.
The preview starts at 3pm and the live auction begins at 7pm. Put-in-Bay Chamber Executive Director and LEIHS President Maggie Beckford will assist auctioneer Greg Peiffer in describing the items to be auctioned. There are about 77 live auction lots and about 20 silent auction items.
There is no entry fee and the general public is welcome. There will be free appetizers as well as a cash bar and a sandwich stand available.
All proceeds from the auction benefit the local historical museum.

Mary M from Port Clinton wins 40-inch Vizio TV

Mary M from Port Clinton, OH was this week’s winner in the 2015 Put-in-Bay Calendar Raffle. Mary won the 40-inch Vizio flatscreen Smart LED TV with WiFi. Congratulations, Mary, and thanks for supporting the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce!
Our next drawing is Friday, August 14, and you still have a chance to win 21 great prizes by purchasing a $10 ticket.
the 2016 Put-in-Bay Raffle Calendar will soon be here with another list of 52 great prizes to be drawn weekly in 2016!