Island Profile by Kit Minicler

Katie Dress

The Matriarch of Put-in-Bay was born before Prohibition closed bars and effectively killed off nearly all of this island’s dozen or so wineries. Katherine Magdalene Phillips was born July 22, 1915 – the same year the Perry Monument first opened to the public, the first stone was placed for the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. and women won the right to vote – in Denmark. Her dad, Theodore Phillips, was a conductor on one of the streetcars that carried tourists down Catawba Avenue from the harbor to the majestic 625-guest room Victory Hotel. Her mother, Lena Phillips, was born on Pelee Island. Put-in-Bay cows provided unpasteurized milk. Horses worked in the vineyards, and horses were used to haul blocks of ice commercially from the lake in winter. In her childhood, big steamships brought thousands of well-dressed tourists from Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland and Sandusky on day trips, which often included visits to the monument, caves and a family picnic in the park. When she was four years old, she saw the billowing smoke of the biggest fire in the island’s history as the storied Victory Hotel burned to the ground on Aug. 14, 1919. The same year Prohibition – forbidding the manufacture, sale and transport of intoxicating liquors – became the law of the land. During Prohibition she remembers her father becoming increasingly impatient with the loud shouting, singing and partying on more than 100 yachts moored in the harbor for the start of the annual yacht races. (Alcohol was NOT outlawed across the lake.) The noise was keeping the entire lake front awake on this particular night. Her dad took matters into his own hands. Waiting until the yacht racers had finally bedded down, he set off two sticks of dynamite off Gibraltar Island. The enormous explosion shattered the slumber of the partiers, who quickly took to their dinghies to look for wreckage of a yacht – on the assumption one had just exploded. The harbor quieted down after that. Life wasn’t easy for Katie. Her first bike had neither hand brakes nor coaster brakes. In an emergency “I had to jump off.” As a child she was seen doing the family wash on a washboard. In those days she literally FOUGHT with her older sister, Juanita. They hit each other with their fists and wrestled on the ground. Juanita was very manipulative and got out of doing her share of the chores, Katie says. What did they fight about? “Oh Lord, I don’t know. Stupid stuff probably.” Katie was a feisty, strong-willed, very opinionated, energetic tomboy with dark brown, wind blown hair just a little longer than boys wore. Only her hair and energy have noticeably changed over the intervening 80 years. As a youngster, she lived on Gibraltar Island, where her father was the caretaker. She rowed herself across the harbor to school. “I did NOT like school. I didn’t like the routine. You HAD to be there and DO this and DO that. I ran late a few times, but I never missed a day,” she says. She had problems with spelling. “I could have taken the E out of the alphabet. Some Dang (cq) words had E’s and they shouldn’t have, and then I’d put ‘em in words where they shouldn’t be.” Katie was one of three in her graduating class from Put-in-Bay. “There should have been four, but he goofed off and had to go back another year.” She is proud to be an island graduate and faithfully attended alumni doings until she concluded, “it is too much of a hassle with my oxygen tank.” Upon graduation, she started nurse’s training at Toledo Hospital, but didn’t finish due to conflicts with “a floor nurse who couldn’t handle her job.” In her youth, the fledgling Miller Boat Line initially ran fishing charters and a water taxi service. “Pop Miller didn’t think cars would pay. He said they’d make more money running fishing parties… eventually he had to admit he was wrong.” Pop Miller lived with his wife Laurie on the waterfront where the Miller Ferry office is today. “Laurie didn’t miss a trick. She’d get out on the front porch and yell,” if something was amiss. Katie met Chester Dress, her husband to be, at the Colonial bowling alley. “We met in the spring and we were married after the season at the Lutheran Church in Danbury, to tell you the truth.” They had two sons, Duane and Dennis, and now there are eight grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. She is also the aunt of such island luminaries as Ted and Mack McCann (thanks to sister Juanita.) Over the years she has: set up pins and tended bar at the old Colonial; polished the brass at the Monument; managed the village laundry; worked at both of Chick Linker’s restaurants; acted and worked behind the scenes with little theater; been in charge of the mail run for many years; served as a very popular Girl Scout leader and won acclaim as a “featherer” of fish eggs at the hatchery. For decades she smoked a couple packs of Camels every day. Filtered? “Oh heavens no.” She quit smoking instantly when she was diagnosed with emphysema. Early on, she trained island bartenders to present her with her regular drink upon arrival. Those who asked were told it was “vodka and 7.” It was really just 7 Up. “I never really liked the taste of booze.” Chester, a big man, started his own trucking business on the island, delivering freight to and from the docks until ferries began hauling trucks already loaded with freight. He later worked for the Miller Boat line as dockmaster at the Lime Kiln. Meanwhile Katie tended her vegetable gardens and helped bottle feed (with a doll’s baby bottle) a baby raccoon son Dennis had rescued. She also sold beautiful Santa Claus, angel and other Christmas tree ornaments made out of egg cartons and cardboard. In later years, Katie and Chester would take motor trips to the east coast to visit relatives, explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina and once they watched astronauts blast off from Florida. She remembers chiding Chester, who always used schedule. The couple had just been scolded for not reading the ferry schedule. They missed the last ferry of the day off the Outer Banks. Today, at age 94, Katie still prepares her own meals and does her laundry. After finishing her annual physical last fall, she carefully booked her next one for a year later. Diagnosed with macular degeneration five years ago, she loves books on tape. She’s always been a listener. The Lux Radio Theater and Fibber McGee and Molly were among her early favorites. The latter “would always end with the sound of the closet door closing and you could hear stuff crashing.” With the advent of TV, she enjoyed “Bonanza” and “Little House on the Prairie.” Her son, Duane, was killed at 47 in a plane crash while on a medical rescue mission to Kelleys Island on Dec. 9, 1983. Three years later, on Dec. 26, she lost her husband. However, she doesn’t dwell on their deaths. As the number of grand- and great-grandchildren grew, Katie became known as “Gram,” their abbreviation of grandmother. As Put-in-Bay’s oldest inhabitant, does “Gram” have any advice for the rest of us? “No. People know what they want and will do it their way. So why should I waste my time and theirs telling them advice? “When people ask for advice, they don’t really want any, they just want someone to agree with them. You are on your own. If you get into trouble, it is your fault.” Sonya Dress, who married Katie’s son Duane 52 years ago, says Katie is a wonderful mother-in-law. “She never asked why we didn’t do it another way or told us ‘this is what you should do.’ ” However, Katie won’t tolerate any shenanigans from young’uns. “She is a stern task master. If she said jump, all her grand kids would jump. She isn’t a touchy, feely sit-on-grandma’s lap sort of grandma, but the kids all love her—and her trays of fresh-baked cookies,” Sonya explains with a smile. Does Katie make New Year’s resolutions? “WHAT?” she demanded, theatrically, turning her head sharply to face this inquiring reporter. Then she paused for effect. “I never bother. I wouldn’t keep them,” she confided.

Arts Council planning 2010

In 2010, the Put-in-Bay Arts Council will host three concerts on June 30th, July 21st and August 12th. The Arts Council will also host “Arts on Erie,” a week of workshops, performance art and music beginning June 27th and ending July 4th. The group will also support “21 at the Bay” on September 9th and 10th. The Art in the Park in 2010 will feature local artists and some of the 21 at the Bay painters. The Arts Council is also assisting the new Put-in-Bay Garden Club in its efforts to help beautify South Bass Island . Sally Duffy is the Garden Club liaison to the Arts Council. There are no Arts Council meetings scheduled for January and February.

Salvation Army News

by Gay Pippert

The Kettle Campaign at Put-in-Bay helped raise about $300 from collections at the Harvest Dinner and the Community Christmas Dinner. All monies collected went to Ottawa County residents who need assistance. Thank you for your donations. The annual Coats for Kids and Families Drive will continue through January. New or gently used coats can be dropped off (24 hour drop box – label for coat drive) at Executive Cleaners at the Kroger’s Shopping Center on Rte. 163 to be cleaned. They will get them to the Salvation Army office. Lastly, the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church food pantry, located in the entrance of the Undercroft, is open and well stocked. If you or any- one needs food this year, help yourself. The door is open and bags and boxes are there to help get your groceries home. If you can donate food for the pantry throughout the season, just drop off the items at the pantry. Please watch expiration dates. Thank you for all the gracious gifts given to our families and friends. We are truly blessed to live in a caring community. If I can be of any assistance through the Salvation



Miyah Leigh Uszak

Congratulations to Dino and Agnes Uszak on the birth of a daughter, Miyah Leigh Uszak, born on December 9, 2009 at Firelands Hospital in Sandusky. She weighed in at 7 lb. 7 oz. Miyah’s maternal grandmother is Eva Poroszewska of Katowice, Poland. Paternal grandmother is Ruth Uszak of Avon Lake, Ohio.

Kaydence Ryleigh Trego

Congratulations to Todd Trego and Sarah Seaberg on the birth of a 6 lb. 11 oz., 19 1/2″ daughter, Kaydence Ryleigh, born in Toledo on Dec. 8th. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Sue Seaberg of Put-in-Bay. Maternal great-grandparents are MaryAnn Wilhelm, also of Put-in-Bay, and Yvonne and Carl Beatty of Castalia. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Debi Trego of Sylvania. Todd and Sarah are both police officers and live in Sylvania.


Benn Simpko

Benn Simpko, who has been a bartender at St. Hazard’s Resort on Middle Bass for several years, received his BBA degree from the University of Toledo in December. His area of specialization is finance.


David McArtor and Michelle Slimak

In the category of “better late than never” Michelle and David McArtor of 1969 Put-in-Bay Rd. thought they should announce their wedding from this past May. They were married on May 8th, 2009, in Montego Bay, Jamaica. On July 18th the couple held a reception at their Put-in-Bay home. Over 200 people were in attendance. The affair was magnificently catered by Sue Thwaite and the crew from the Butler Did It. When David and Michelle are not on the island, they make their home in Medina, Ohio, where both practice law.

Jason Keizer & Barbara Ann Roggenbeck

Best wishes to Jason Keizer and Barbara Ann Roggenbeck, the granddaughter of Louis and Barb Heineman, who were married in Puerto Rico on Dec. 5th. Louis walked his granddaughter down the aisle. Among those in attendance were Louis and Barb’s five children and their families, Eddie, Michele and daughter, Ava, from Put-in-Bay, Terry & John Baker, Elizabeth and Angie, and the bride’s mother, Vicky, and six other grandchildren. Barbara Ann is working on her doctorate in Alberta, Canada. Jason is a commercial pilot.


William L. Brennan

William L. Brennan, 72, of Middle Bass Island and Concord, NH, died peacefully in Concord, December 1, 2009. He was born in Denver, CO, the youngest son of Jeanne (Sternenberger) Brennan and Carl H. Brennan. He grew up on Lake Erie, spending early years on Kelleys Island, and later years on Middle Bass Island, OH. Bill graduated from St. John’s Northwest Military Academy, Delafield, Wisconsin, and proudly served in the US Army and Army Reserves from 1960-1964. He later returned to Ohio, sailing on the Cleveland Cliffs Victory freighter before working at Ford Motor Company, retiring in 1988 after working over 31 years in the Sandusky, Ohio plant. In 1990, he and his wife, Marty, enjoyed the ‘best of both worlds’, living between Middle Bass Island, OH and Pittsfield, NH. Bill’s passions included catching, cleaning and cooking Lake Erie Perch, turtle trapping, woodworking, mechanical repair work and listening to Irish music. First and foremost, however, Bill loved helping others, regardless of how simple or complex the task. He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Michael and Charles. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Martha (Kazanjian) Brennan of Pittsfield, NH, two sisters, Rose (Clyde) Thrash of Columbus, OH and Norma (Clint) West of Scottsdale, AZ, and his loving nieces and nephews and their families. Services and burial will be in Kelleys Island Cemetery in the springtime. Memorial donations may be made to The Lake Erie Islands Historical Society, PO Box 25, Putin- Bay, OH 43456 or to the CRVNA Hospice House, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.

Harry Kenneth “Ken” Turvey

Ken Turvey, 86, a former Toledo florist and island businessman, died of kidney failure Dec. 2nd in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky. Harry Kenneth Turvey was born on October 18, 1923 in Toledo, OH, to Harry and Cousie (Baker) Turvey. Ken attended Scott High School before joining the U.S. Air Force, earning his pilot’s license just as WWII was ending. He returned to civilian life and married his high school sweetheart, Jane Fisher, on Jan. 14, 1944. She died in 2006. The couple enjoyed 60 years of love and companionship. Ken worked with his father at Harry Turvey Flowers, while he and Jane raised a family of five. He took over the business in the early 1960s. Ken was a boating enthusiast and was elected commodore of Toledo’s Bay View Yacht Club in 1952. In the late 1960’s, Ken followed his dreams when he answered an ad for a ferry boat captain on Put-in-Bay. He met Mr. Marvin Booker who would become his long-time friend and business associate in the development of the Crew’s Nest. The island became home in the early ‘70s, and Jane became the island nurse living at the doctor’s home next to the school for many years. Ken did much of the construction work re- Miyah Leigh Uszak Kaydence Ryleigh Trego David & Michelle McArtor Louis Heineman Bill Brennan Ken Turvey & Barbara Ann Roggenbeck modeling the old Friendly Inn into the Crew’s Nest. Ken also ran Cantankerus for Island Service Co., having originally run it north from Norfolk, VA, to the island area. He eventually purchased the Wharf Side, a marine supply and gift store that looks out over the harbor, and ran it for more than a decade, eventually turning it over to daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Dennis Hill, in 1998. Ken’s grandson, David Hill, took over in 2007. Ken loved to open the store in the mornings and serve coffee to the folks who would stop by to chat with him. He continued this activity into his 80’s, until health forced him to retire. Ken was also well known in Hudson, FL, where he and Jane spent the cold Put-in-Bay winters. Ken was a lifetime member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Toledo, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay. Ken was a kind and gentle man who was loved by everyone he touched. One of his favorite things was grooming Mille, the island deer, who often came to Ken’s home. He had a special place in his heart for all the “Hospice Angels” who have been helping him through his final journey. Ken was a painter and a stained glass artist. He loved Put-in-Bay and was loved in return. Ken is survived by sons, Robert (Carol) Turvey, Thomas (Linda) Turvey; daughters, Suzanne (Dennis) Hill, and Rebecca Catri; sister, Thelma Turvey; grandchildren, Michelle (Chad) Albert, Rob Turvey, Shelby Turvey, Brent (Michelle) Turvey, Jamie (Alan) Leizerman, Bob Hill, David (Jessie) Hill, Todd (Amy) Shelton, Beth Turvey-Schweitzer, Sean (Missy) Turvey, Chad Catri, Nicole Catri, Curt (Rebekah) Catri; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jane; parents; son, Steven; and son-in-law, Christopher Catri. Memorial services were held on Saturday, December 5, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Putin- Bay. Burial was in Maple Leaf Cemetery on Put-in-Bay. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456.

Put-in-Bay falls to Mackinac, but that’s not the entire story

The Put-in-Bay High School boys’ basketball team played a great game against the Mackinac Island High School basketball team, losing by a mere three points in overtime, but the Put-in- Bay girls’ and junior high teams came out on top of their counterparts from the popular resort island in Northern Michigan, in their games. The Put-in-Bay boys’ team, led by Brian Thwaite with 18 points and Max Leichner shooting 3-pointers, played a back and forth game minus their best player Gage Auger who was sidelined early in the game when his shooting hand was injured so badly he couldn’t play. In spite of Auger’s absence, the team played one of the most exciting basketball games in Put-in-Bay High School history. Put-in-Bay and Mackinac traded the lead all the way through the game until the end of the fourth quarter, tying it all up at 47. Jumping to a lead in overtime, the Panthers suddenly were overtaken and after a Mackinac Island 8th grade player, Todd Fridline, sunk a crucial free throw, it was all over but the shouting as Mackinac went on to win by 56 to 53. The Put-in-Bay girls played a great game against their opponents who some said was a team that would go undefeated this season. The Panther ladies went ahead early on and never looked back beating the Mackinac girls by a score of 39-31. The junior high island teams had a great match, too. The young Panthers won the game, perhaps a preview of future matches between the two schools.

School News

by Steve Poe


The basketball seasons are underway and passing by quickly. The highlight thus far was on December 11th when we hosted Mackinac Island, Michigan. The weekend was a success for both island school districts as the Put-in-Bay girls team defeated Mackinac 39 – 31 and the Mackinac boys returned the favor in beating the Panthers in overtime, 56 – 53. However, the crowning achievement for the weekend happened off the court . . . Our guests from Michigan were overwhelmed with our community involvement and support for their 307 nautical mile trip. Many Put-in-Bay businesses and individuals stepped forward and donated their time, services, and money to make this a memorable experience for our island guests to the north. Thank you . . . The Miller Boat Line, The Put-in-Bay Gazette, Perry’s Cave, Bill Market, Jeff and Kendra Koehler, Pinky Batt, Julene Market, Kelly and Marty Faris, Max Leicher, The Skyway Restaurant, Carl and Chris Krueger, Susan Byrnes and Put-in-Bay Studios, Don and Sue Thwaite, Eric and Jen Booker, Mike Catey, Chip Duggan and Island Transportation, Blanca Stransky and Perry’s Monument, Bay Lodging Hotel, Mark Mathys, WPCR Radio, Jeff Helmer, Mike Lambright, Tipper’s Lounge, Mike Steidl, Put-in-Bay Taxi, “Tip” Niese, Anita McCann, Louis and Ed Heineman and Heineman’s Winery, Tammy Knaser, Randi Wertenbach, Put-in-Bay Rec. Committee, Kelly Mohn, Anne Auger, Dawn Poe, Susan Harrington, Michala Wertenbach, Casey Pippert-Ladd, Ed and Candace Pucci, Patrick Myers and Sonya Miller. We would like to acknowledge WPCR Radio in Port Clinton for making this ‘the Game of the Week” and broadcasting the games live on the Internet. We were told that, from Mackinac to Iraq, 1,316 people logged into the game at some point! We are already talking about continuing this “island rivalry” next season at Mackinac Island. It was good to hear them say, “we will have a hard time matching your generosity and hospitality.”

Science Olympiad

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend this year’s annual Science Olympiad on Friday, January 29th. Our grade 6 – 12 students will match wits and compete in a number of science activities to take home the coveted “Edison Award.”


Music students were busy in December with their holiday concert rehearsals and performance on Thursday, the 10th. In addition, these students wrote letters to Santa and Macy’s Department Store to raise money for the “Make-A-Wish Foundation.” Also, Tri-M members collected two large bags full of new toys for the “Toys for Tots Program.” Thank you for making someone’s holidays a bit brighter.

Elementary School News

Thank you for supporting the “Lend a Hand to Afghanistan” campaign organized by Carter Pugh, Sophia Schroeder, and Willow Lipke-Benn of the fifth grade class. Due to the generous donations of school supplies by the community, we were able to send six large-size parcel post boxes to be distributed to the Afghan children. The servicemen distributing the supplies have promised pictures of the children receiving the supplies. We will post the photos at school and in the Gazette when they are received. This year the students in grades four and five mailed out 120 handmade Christmas cards to grandparents and senior citizens on the island. If you did not receive a card and would like to be added to the mailing list for next year, please contact Mrs. Karen Wilhelm. For their energy unit in science, grade six students read articles from magazines such as Newsweek, Time and National Geographic. The students picked out the main idea and wrote summaries of the articles at the reading levels for elementary students. These summaries were turned into energy newsletters for each grade level called, “The Green Gazette.” A second edition of the “Green Gazette” was written for the high school. It contained information from Al Gore’s new book and the United Nations Energy Summit in Copenhagen. Great job sixth graders!

Students of the Month

Carin Kirsch, 2nd grader, and Chad Hughes, senior, are the two Put-in-Bay School Students of the Month. Carin Kirsch was nominated by a teacher who wrote, “This student has shown dramatic academic, attitudinal, and behavioral improvements this year. She is no longer unwilling to work hard to get something done, but instead is showing persistence and diligence! Her effort is so improved, in fact, it is already showing in her grades. I am so proud to be her teacher and look forward to her smiles and hugs each day.” Chad Hughes was also nominated by a teacher who wrote, “As a person in the high school, this student has evolved from a ‘class clown’ to a leader. Through his school years he has found his way to be on the student council and is unafraid to speak his mind. This school year he has given up his valuable study hall time twice a week to volunteer in an elementary classroom. The younger students look up to him and welcome him. I wholeheartedly nominate this student for his unselfish acts, his desire to help others, and his school spirit!”

Bass Islands Audubon Christmas Bird Count

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held on December 20, 2009 on a relatively warm, partly sunny day with open water everywhere. We had just had a storm system move through earlier in the week but the weather on the count day was relatively mild. Land birds were relatively quiet and waterfowl were actively moving in the morning with large flocks of mergansers flying by. Our biggest excitement was a purple sandpiper found just before dark at the Scheeff East Point Nature Preserve. With the mild weather, great blue herons, killdeer, and belted kingfisher were still present. The tundra swans continue to appear in large numbers for our count (almost 200 this year) at Scheeff and on Chapman’s Point. Several pockets of very healthy poison ivy with berries brought us good numbers of yellow-rumped warblers, golden-crowned kinglets, and black-capped chickadees. We wish to thank Susan Harrington, Lisa Brohl, John Dodge and Bridget Wise for spending the day watching and counting on South Bass and our feeder watchers (Bob Glauser, Ruth Scarpelli, Michelle Heineman, Sue Amrine, Walt Duff, Elizabeth Heineman, John Dodge, Russ Brohl, Angie Martens, Maryann McCann, Kit Knaser, Susan Harrington, Cindra Lipke-Benn, and Annie Parker-swan watcher.) Thanks to Valerie Mettler who again prepared a delicious hot lunch for counters. We also wish to thank Gloria Wolf and grandson Arthur Wolf for watching a feeder and counting waterfowl on Middle Bass Island-they recorded the resident Bald Eagles and the belted kingfishers at Kuehnle Wildlife Area. On the Bass Islands, we recorded 53 species on count day with an additional three species for the Count Week (three days before, three days after.) Counters were out at Kelleys and Pelee Island on the same day as part of the Lake Erie Islands Count Circle. North Bass next year anyone?

6th Annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival in Key West

As winter starts to take a strong hold and cold temps chill the bone, it’s hard to keep from dreaming of summer on the island. But, for most, it remains a dream until summer actually arrives. But this February, some Put-in-Bay lovers will find reality in walking a beach under the warm sun with palm trees swaying. That’s because they’ll be in Key West, Florida for the sixth annual Put-in-Bay Music Festival. The annual event celebrates the similarities between the two islands (beautiful scenery, fun music and plenty of watering holes). For three days, from February 11th through February 13th, the southern most island will pay tribute to its frozen sister of the north. For the past five years, hundreds of Put-in-Bay residents and tourists pack the world famous Sloppy Joe’s Bar in Key West for this festival featuring many of Put-in-Bay’s most popular singer/ songwriters. The festival will combine performances by Pat Dailey, Mike “Mad Dog” Adams, Ray Fogg, Bob Gatewood, and a favorite from Key West that plays every summer at the Round House Bar on South Bass Island, The Pete and Wayne Show. Spend a weekend on an island in the Keys in February with your friends listening to Put-in-Bay’s own music. What a perfect break from the winter doldrums! Check Sloppy Joe’s website (www.sloppyjoes. com) for scheduled events and entertainment show times.

Music! Music! Music!

Time for a post-holiday pick-me-up! Jake Market, Oberlin Conservatory student, is again this January bringing a month of musical cheer to the island. Sing? Play an instrument? Join the bell choir? The group’s first meeting was Sunday, January 3, 2010, at 7 p.m. upstairs in the Town Hall. If you’d like to join them, rehearsals are Tuesdays through Thursday evenings and Sunday evening at 7 p.m. The first couple rehearsals will be at the Town Hall, but the location could change. Contact Jake for more info at the phone number below. A performance will be held Sunday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs of the Town Hall. Any questions? Suggestions? Email Jacob Market at or phone Jake 440-781-7391 or Annie Parker at 419-285-4891.