Toledo Colony’s summer meeting was held on Saturday, 29th of July at the Firelands Presbyterian Church in Port Clinton. 30 members and guests had a wonderful time meeting, dining, and socializing with “old” and “new” cousins.
Lt. Governor Susan Fisher welcomed all, led us in prayer and introduced longtime members, Richard Dunham, who joined our Society in Jan. 1956, June Chapin, who joined in Jan. 1985 and Janet Calland, organizer of this meeting, who joined in May 2008. Also introduced were our two newest members, Flory Miller, who joined in Jan 2017 and Al Spicer, who joined in Apr 2017.
Deputy Lt. Governor Judy Rand presented newest members (Flory and Al) with pins and new member packets.
The meal was prepared by Chef Stacy from Bistro 163 in Port Clinton. A community café whose goal is to address hunger issues. It’s a “pay it forward” restaurant, with healthy meals created by scratch, made with fresh, natural ingredients, supplied by local farmers whenever possible. Their menu is amazing and best of all, no guest is ever turned away for inability to pay. Their location, hours and such can be found by going to their website: www.bistro163.org
Richard Dunham drew names for door prizes. The lucky winners were: Member Joanie Barrett – a Mayflower hat and June bug Dr. Michael Barrett – a Mayflower mug. Both of whom were happy to pose for a photo with their new gear.
From the church, 20 guests and members met up at the Liberty Aviation Museum, also in Port Clinton, for a 2-hour guided tour. This Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving historic aircraft, watercraft and historic related items. This Museum consists of 2 hangars. Some of the interesting items they had on display were: a Singer Simulator, which was used to train pilots, airplanes, military and civilian vehicles, many displays showing the growth of aviation history and a WWII uniform once worn by Clark Gable as well as his discharge papers signed by his Captain, Ronald Regan (who later became the 40th President). More information about the Museum can be found on their website: http://www.libertyaviationmuseum.org
At the end of the tour, the cousins and the tour guide posed for a photo near the WWII Pt boat, currently under restoration.