PCHS Drama Club will present ’39 Steps’

PCHS Drama Club will present ’39 Steps’

PORT CLINTON — The Port Clinton High School Drama Club presents its student production of “39 Steps” at the PCHS Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $6 and are available at the PCHS office during school hours or can be purchased on the night of the shows.

A theatrical adaptation of the classic Hitchcock film, “The 39 Steps” blends humor and mystery to create a story about one man, love, spies and national security.

There is a plot to destroy national security and there is only one secret that can save it – the 39 Steps. Throughout the play, a bored Briton on vacation becomes embroiled in a plot to save the nation’s security after encountering a mysterious spy. He spends the next few days traveling around s and meeting various people to save the nation before discovering that things are not as he was told.

The cast of characters includes: Richard Hannay – Nathan Dukeshire; Clown 1 – Kai Weit; Clown 2 – Quinn Felbinger; Annabella Schmidt – Anna Hittepole; Margaret-Emme Barth; Pamela – Lillie Rolen; Together – Caileigh Barton-Kashmer, Gabbie Heilmann and Alyssa Libben. After surviving an interaction with the villain, the plot is uncovered by an unwitting accomplice.

Check www.pccsd.net for more details on the fall production and look for the pattern form under the News section.

On October 13, La Voz de la Comunidad, Inc. sponsored a Hispanic Heritage Month event in conjunction with Terra State Community College at the Doepker Center on campus.

Estella Awards presented in Fremont

FREMONT — On October 13, La Voz de la Comunidad sponsored a Hispanic Heritage Month event in conjunction with Terra State Community College at the Doepker Center on the college’s campus.

The conception of the event was the Estrella Awards. Four Latino leaders from Fremont were recognized for their achievements in one of the selected categories of education, business, government and community service. Each winner received an award plaque and attended the Mexican buffet lunch offered in the Atrium. Estrella means star in Spanish. The award represents the “stars” of the community.

The program began with the opening speech by Mayor Daniel Sanchez.

The Estrella Prize winners are:

  • Education – Dr. José P. Salinas, Director, Ohio Migrant Education Center
  • Government – Third Ward City Council Member Angie Ruiz
  • Business – Alejandro Minor, Minor’s Collision
  • Community Service – Alma Gutierrez, Outreach Specialist, Ohio Department of Employment and Family Services

The recipients were recognized for their commitment to community excellence and the demonstration of exemplary leadership skills in service to the Fremont community as individuals.

Lydia Alejandro, director of La Voz de la Comunidad, was the main organizer of the event along with Terra College staff consisting of Dr. Cory Stine, Johanna Mackey, Melissa Ramirez and Victoria Black. Fremont School Board member Mary Alice Espiritu attended the event and co-hosted the awards show.

The historical society seeks members for 2023

PORT CLINTON — The 2023 membership drive for new and renewing members of the Catawba Island Historical Society (CIHS) has begun.

The company was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation with tax-exempt status in 2017. Annual membership dues are a major source of funds used to operate the Catawba Museum in Union Chapel and sponsor public presentations by experts on a variety of historical topics.

CIHS service to the community has grown considerably this year. In 2021, the Catawba Museum at Union Chapel hosted 843 guests during its operating season from mid-May to mid-October. In 2022, the museum touched the lives of more than 1,200 people between destination visitors, special events and outreach speaking engagements for organizations like Rotary and Otterbein SeniorLife Community.

“A big part of the reason for the increase this year is that we have arranged more private tours for clubs and interest groups. Some of those who stopped by to see us included the Port Clinton Lions Club of the Old Women’s Literary Society of Put-in-By (OWLS), the Order of the Eastern Star and the patrons of the Catawba Inn,” said Jane Sprestersbach, the museum’s curator.

More emphasis was placed on introducing young people to the history of the region. School-age groups who visited included fourth-grade students from Bataan and Immaculate Conception Schools in Port Clinton, Port Clinton High School’s freshman history class, and members of the PC High School football team. .

Two levels of annual membership in the Historical Society are available: the historian at $25 and the curator at $100 per year. A lifetime subscription to the Society’s Council of Nabagon can be acquired for a one-time investment of $1,000.

The CIHS Museum is in Union Chapel on East Porter Street at the northern end of Catawba Island. The building was constructed in 1888 as a Sunday school and non-denominational place of worship. The Township of Catawba Island accepted ownership of the Chapel Trustees in 1992 and makes the building available to the Historical Society for a nominal annual rental payment.

More information on becoming a member of the Catawba Island Historical Society can be obtained by calling 419-967-5363 or www.catawbaislandhistoricalsociety.com.