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1 Mar20 Front Page

Girl Scout Cookie Level = Expert

Islanders were happy to see their Girl Scout Cookies arrived just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dustin Shaffer from Island Air Taxi delivered two of these full plane loads of Girl Scout Cookies to Put-in-Bay on February 12th. The Girl Scouts official Twitter account retweeted this picture with the headline you see above. Dustin also delivered a plane full of Little Caesars pizzas to the islanders in late January and again in late February. This is just one of the many ways people are dealing with the lack of ice and having the ferries shut down.

A Great Time at Sloppy Joe’s

PIB Music Fest in Key West

The 16th annual Put-in-Bay Music Fest at Sloppy Joe’s in Key West, Florida kicked off on Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020. Allie Market, Westside Steve Simmons, Pat Shepard, Pete Jarvis and Ray Fogg performed during the three day event. Friends gathered from Put-in-Bay, Middle Bass, Sandusky, Cleveland and other surrounding areas to enjoy the sunshine and entertainment.
On Saturday, the biggest day of the event, Pete Jarvis and Ray Fogg performed together in a tribute to the late Wayne Hammond. Proceeds from their show went on to benefit the Bahama Village Music Program in Key West. The show finale was capped off by an amazing performance of the “Great Lakes Song,” as homage to the great Pat Dailey.
Many islanders and summer residents were spotted in Key West including Jack and Lorraine Zimmerman, Brian and Justine Cultice, Dave and Jill Warga, Ray and Laura Fogg, Allie Market, Joe and Lorie Busold, Bob White, Ed Snyder and Carmen Leffler, Fred and Kathy Kneale, Matt Fortuna, Dave Schafer, Nick Deardurff, Frank and Karen Vallas, Matthew and Julie Ray, Craig and Sharon Cox, Ray and Pati Arth, and Anthony and Sally Zehe.
We can’t wait to see what’s in store for the 17th PIB Music Fest in 2020!

1 Mar20 KW Bands

Island entertainers during the finale of the PIB Music Fest. Left to right are Pat Shepard, Allie Market, Westside Steve Simmons, Pete Jarvis and Ray Fogg.

In the News...

1 Mar20 Kurt Family

Following the Memorial Banquet, on Sunday, Feb. 16th, the PIBVFD held their Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. Left to right are Doug Wilhelm, Adam Danes, John Scarpelli, Woody Widmar and JR Domer.

Despite no ice and no fishing, there was a great turnout for the Kurt Rohrbacher Memorial Banquet held on Feb. 15th. Left to right are Lindsey and Dan Petro, Jeff Rohrbacher, Rebekah Patterson, and Kiel and Barb Rohrbacher, organizers of the event.

1 Mar20 Pancakes

On The Calendar...

Quiz Bowl Match - Mar. 4th
Contestants needed for the PIB High School Quiz Bowl Team verse the PIB School Staff & Community Quiz Bowl match! Come to the school on Wednesday, March 4th, to be a part of the match taking place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided to all contestants. Please call the School Office by Monday, March 1st, at 419-285-3614 to participate as a contestant.

20th Annual Talent Show - Mar. 19th
Start practicing now for the 20th Annual Talent Show that will be taking place on March 19th, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., at the Put-in-Bay School gymnasium.
There will be cash prizes for those who perform their acts at the show. Talents are not limited to song, dance, comedy and instruments. Use your imagination and come up with your unique talents.
Register by calling Courtney Blumensaadt at (440) 429-2297. Registration will be accepted until 12 p.m. the day of the show.
Everyone is invited to participate and everyone is invited to the show.
The Talent Show is sponsored by the Put-in-Bay Recreation Committee.

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