By John Schaffner
The gala awards presentation to honor The Beacon’s 5th Annual “Best of the Best” contest winners will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Camp Perry Conference Center, five miles west of Port Clinton.
The social hour is from 5:30-6 p.m. with a cash bar, hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the Best of the Best awards. Tickets are $20 per per- son, $250 for a reserved table of 10. For tickets or in- formation, call Tina Britt, 419-732-2154.
The “Best of the Best” contest asked readers of The Beacon to judge the top businesses and business professionals in Ottawa County. There are 35 categories that range from food and drink, general business excellence, entertainment and summer resort businesses.
The contest became popular the moment it was introduced in 2014. The official voting took place online at The Beacon’s website www.thebeacon.net. Voting forms published in the paper for several weeks prior to the voting deadline, which was Sept. 7, were also accepted.
The Beacon, a free community newspaper based in Port Clinton, has positively served Ottawa County communities from Oak Harbor to Marblehead and Catawba Point for over 35 years. The Beacon is independently audited, and boasts more than 20,000 readers each week and over 25,000 readers from May to October.