The Gibsonburg Homecoming Festival lasts four days

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Gibsonburg Homecoming scheduled for this week

GIBSONBURG — Power is the theme for the Homecoming Sprint car parade at 6 p.m. Wednesday, which kicks off the annual homecoming festival with the opening of the beer tent, rides, games and vendors.

The parade route runs from Gibsonburg High School to Williams Park. Then visit Williams Park and learn about the cars and meet the drivers.

At 7:00 p.m. there will be a cake walk on Wednesday and every evening of the festival

On Thursday, the festival reopens at 5 p.m. with the beer tent and the midway.

At 8:00 p.m., the Ideal Bakery Pie Tasting Contest for adults will take place, and the Donut Tasting Contest for children afterwards.

The 2022 Homecoming Festival will feature games and rides starting Wednesday.

On Fridays, the intermediate activities and the beer tent are open to the public every day.

At 6 p.m., it’s the Gibsonburg Donut Mile, celebrating Ideal Bakery’s 100th anniversary. Fee is $20 on race day and registration begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Williams Park Enclosed Shelterhouse. Online registration is available at runsignup.com and search for the Gibsonburg Donut Mile.

On Saturday, the parade is at noon. The midway is open until 11 p.m. and the beer tent until midnight.

At 4 p.m., it’s Kirwen Supermarket’s watermelon seed spitting contest. Kirwen’s is also celebrating its 100th anniversary.

The night includes a fireworks display at 10 p.m.

The annual Pyrate Festival returns to Put-in-Bay June 24-26.

Put-in-Bay Pyrate Fest XIV Returns

PUT-IN-BAY – The Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Board has announced that the annual Pyrate Festival will be held on the island from Friday to Sunday.

The weekend event is filled with activities for all ages. Beginning Friday night, the Pyrates invade downtown Put-in-Bay and raise Pyrates flags in DeRivera Park.

From there, adult Pyrates can explore the establishments of Put-in-Bay by participating in the Pyrate Bar Crawl on Friday nights.

On Saturday and Sunday, the Pyrate Village and Marketplace will be in full swing with a variety of activities including a treasure hunt, cannon shots, magical sirens and Pyrate souvenirs.

Dress up like a Pyrate and join the activities. For details of daily activities and more information, visit visitputinbay.com and pyratefest.org.

Portage River Festival scheduled for June 26 in Elmore

ELMORE — The 43rd annual Portage River Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 26 at Depot Park.

Many traditional events will take place during the festival as well as many new events added to make the day exciting for the whole family.

This year’s event kicks off with the 46th Annual Portage River Bike Tour which begins at Woodmore High School at 7 a.m.

There will be vendors and snacks throughout the day.

The Elmore Historical Society will be serving hot roast beef sandwiches, fresh cut home fries, pulled chicken sandwiches, our famous baked beans, coleslaw, hot dogs and cony dogs. For dessert, the History Society will serve you its ice cream topped with fresh strawberries. Credit cards in addition to cash are accepted for food purchases.

All-day entertainment at the Train Depot Yard includes carnival games, mini-golf, a bouncy house, and airbrush face painting.

Events will include:

  • The Redneck Lawnmower Pulls, 12:30 p.m. Registration 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Charles and Murlyn Schneider Car Show and Cruise-In, 11am-5pm Registration 10am
  • American Legion Riders Dice Run, 1 p.m., Fremont Street. First place $500 and last place $250.
  • Cookie Contest (EHS Members Booth), First Third Place Ribbons for Children and Adults. Judgment at noon.
  • Elmore Police Department Ottawa Street Bike Rodeo and Obstacle Course, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

And more activities.

ProMedica Memorial Hospital Achieves ACR Accreditation

FREMONT — ProMedica Memorial Hospital has earned three-year accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) following a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR).

The hospital implemented its new 1.5T MAGNETOM Sola machine in December 2021, which uses all new BioMatrix technology to automatically adjust to a patient’s height and weight for faster scan times, less reanalysis and predictable planning.

The ACR Gold Accreditation Seal represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded only to facilities that meet the ACR’s parameters of practice and technical standards after peer review by board-certified physicians and medical physicists who are experts in the field. Image quality, personnel qualifications, adequacy of facility equipment, quality control procedures and quality assurance programs are evaluated.

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