Marine News from the Great Lakes


Published: Friday, May 29, 2015


July 11 th & 12 th, 2015 Maumee Bay State Park Saturday 10a.m. - 8p.m. Sunday 11a.m. – 5 p.m. Dear Toledo Lighthouse Friend… Help restore one of northwest Ohio’s greatest historic places – the unique Toledo Lighthouse. Please help with a silent auction donation for Toledo Lighthouse Festival. This is the festivals major fund raiser. One of the most popular items is gift cards to restaurants or to stores. Your donation of a gift card or other items will benefit the Toledo Lighthouse and is tax deductable. The 12th Anniversary Toledo Lighthouse Festival continues as one of Northwest Ohio’s favorites. The festival offers continuous entertainment, arts and crafts, boat tours(weather permitting), food, lighthouse merchandise, silent auction, sand castles, children’s activities and more. This year students have made cut out Toledo Lighthouses painted by student artists to be displayed at each art and craft location. The nautical arts and crafts village has over 50 exhibitors. The festival celebrates the Historic 1904 Toledo Lighthouse which marks the Toledo shipping channel guiding boats from Lake Erie thru Maumee Bay to the Maumee River . The all volunteer over 500 member Toledo Lighthouse Society took ownership of the lighthouse in 2006. The organization is a nonprofit 501c3 whose mission is to Promote and Restore the architecturally unique Toledo Lighthouse. The festival helps to provide the match for grants to fund the $1.5 million lighthouse restoration. The restored lighthouse will have four 'Keepers' at the lighthouse welcoming guests for tours. The organization has a $500,000 grant for new windows, doors and brick tucking with a $136,000 match. The 'My Lighthouse Window Campaign' has raised over $50,000 and still has windows available. The lighthouse festival is the main fund raiser to help the lighthouse. Thousands attend the festival.

Please help the Toledo Lighthouse 12th Anniversary Festival with a gift card or other donation to the silent auction. The over 200 item silent auction is a major fund raiser for the all volunteer nonprofit Toledo Lighthouse Society. All proceeds, net of festival costs, go toward historic preservation, restoration and access for the lighthouse. The silent auction is critical to help with restoration efforts. Donor’s names and items will be listed on the web site before the festival and in a festival booklet for attendees for donations made by July 4th. 2015.

Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Festival: July 12-13, 2014 Silent Auction closes at 4 p.m. Sunday A. For the Nautical Enthusiast "Cutty Sark", "H.M.S. Bounty" and "Fragata Espanola" Model Ships donated by Dr. & Mrs. Munir Ahmad $50 gift certificate to Thompson's Land & Sea Shoppe donated by Croghan Colonial Bank Stoney Harbor Lighthouse ceramic double Tealight holder donated by Rich Dietsch Bottle of Toledo Lighthouse Wine & Lighthouse Seascape frame print donated by Jean Farooki Harbour Lights: Point Judith, RI Lighthouse, Ceramic Lighthouse Cookie Jar, Sentinal Light Fragrance Lamp, several Santa's Workbench Collection Lighthouses, American Lighthouse Puzzles and various other Lighthouse items donated by Nancy Finlayson Lefton Marblehead Lighthouse Lamp, Lighthouse Riverrock Scape fountain, 'Mr. Christmas' Lighthouse in a Bottle, 11"x14" framed Toledo Lighthouse Painting by Kathy Clark and Handmade Lighthouse Bird Feeder donated by Dick & Darrilyn Goulet Mike Guyot's Graphic Design of Toledo Light donated by Annette Greene 2 - Toledo Lighthouse Wrist Watches & Framed ToledoLight Lantern Room plans donated by Dan & Jean Hall 10"x20" Fort Gratiot Lighthouse framed image donated by Wild Oak Photography B. C. Fun for the Family Afternoon Cruise for 4 aboard Sailboat donated by Dick Frazier & Jamie Matuszak 4 Admission Tickets to Toledo Zoo donated by Genoa Bank 2-Do it All Passes to Ghostly Manor Thrill Center Family of 4 Passes to Imagination Station One night stay @ The Inn on Ferry Street, Detroit One night stay @ Maumee Bay State Park Lodge Two adult round-trip tickets to Put-in-Bay aboard Miller Ferry 2 water passes to Monsoon Lagoon Water Park 4 passes for 18 Holes of fun golf at Par 2 Golf Course 2 one-day admissions to Sauder Village, Archbold 2 - Weekday Fishing Trip for one aboard Shore-Nuf Charters Two Passes to Sundance Kid Drive-In 2 tickets to any Mozart or Classics Concert of choice by Toledo Symphony One Year Family Membership to the Toledo Zoo D. E. For the Sports &/or Fitness Fan Cal Ripkin, Jr. signed baseball donated by Mary Frankland Wilson Ohio State Official Football donated by Janet Gladieux 2 certificates - Golf for 2 @ Maumee Bay State Park 4 rounds of golf (18 hole) at Green Meadows Golf Club, Monroe, MI 4 ticket vouchers to a Plymouth Whalers Hockey regular season home game PUMA gray mesh adjustable Cap donated by Pat Price One round of golf w/half cart when same purchase @ TangleWood Golf Club, Perrysburg Certificate for 4 tickets to any M-W Toledo Mud Hens home game Toledo Goaldiggers' Tees, Cap & Puck donated by Toledo Retro Hockey Certificate for 2 tickets to a Toledo Walleye home game Two 2014--15 season tickets to UT Rocket home Men's Basketball games Two 2014 season tickets to UT Rocket home Football games 2 rounds of golf w/cart at Wesburn Golf Course, S. Rockwood, MI Ladies Life Jacket donated by West Marine F. G. H. Enjoy a Meal Out $25 gift card for Bob Evans & $25 gift card for Olive Garden donated by Jean Farooki $25 gift card for Buffalo Wild Wings, $30 worth of gift cards to Cracker Barrel, and $40 worth of gift cards to McDonald's donated by Mary Frankland $45 gift certificate from Carrabas $30 gift card for Harbor Inn & Ale, Monroe,MI 10 - $5 gift cards for pizza at Little Caesars $25 gift card good at any Main Street Ventures Restaurant 4 coupons for a Large Pizza at Marco’s Pizza $40 worth of gift certificates for Mel-O-Cream, Millbury $35 gift card to Michael's Cafe & Bakery $25 gift card to The Seafood Restaurant, Sylvania 2 - $20 gift cards from Tom's Bar-B-Q & Grill, Front St. I.J.K. There's Something for Everyone Filled BP "basket" w/$200 worth of Gas Cards & other items donated by BP Husky Pandora Bracelet & $25 gift card donated by Alan Miller Jewelers Pamper Yourself Basket of Avon Items donated by Darla Dreier Exterior Expresso Gold Club Yearly Wash Membership at Expresso Car Wash Wooden 'Things Remembered Impressions' Photo Album donated by Nancy Finlayson Hand-woven by Sandy Penwarden Picnic Basket, Coffee filter Basket, & Loaf Tray, all have the Toledo Light painted on them & $25 Bath & Body Works gift card donated by Mary Frankland Shellac Nail Service at Future Wave, Navarre Ave. 2-$20 gift certificates to Gladieux Home Center Vera Bradley purse, suitcases, King size comforter, bed quilt & shams, Cuisinart hand blender, T-fal ice cream maker, Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker and slow cooker, Oster Deep Fryer, watches, and other items donated by Chuck & Yvonne Juhasz Portrait Session w/5x7 canvas portrait by Keepsake Portraits, Findlay $25 Master Card donated by Key Bank $40 worth of gift cards from Kroger Kid's Summer Fun Extravaganza donated by Carol Lampkowski 6 pc Flare Dessert glasses & 6 pc Craft Brews Glasses donated by Libbey Glass Outlet $30 gift certificate towards Hair Cut/Style by Cathy Brown @ Mane Event Styling Salon Two $50 gift cards from Meijer 2-$50 Gift cards from Samsen Home Furnishings, Genoa Nautical-filled basket donated by St. Charles/St. Anne's Gift Shoppe Beach Basket w/$25 gift card donated by Sun Federal Credit Union Pulled Glass Flower donated by Toledo Museum of Art 16"x43" Bamboo Mirror, Veggie Platter & Dip Chiller, Ladies watches, Decorative glass bowls, Eel-skin billfolds, umbrella sets, and much more donated by THLPS member Additional items received after this went to print can be found in the Silent Auction tent Don’t forget to check out our “Buy Now” table for great deals!! All items must be paid for and picked up by July 29, 2014, or item will be sold to the next highest bidder. All proceeds go toward the restoration of Toledo Harbor Lighthouse. THANK YOU TO ALL!!!


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