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Friday, September 13th, 2013
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Sandusky Spotlight is proud to introduce a small sampling of artwork by Garrick Horton, an artist living in Sandusky, Ohio. He is an aspiring Game Art Designer and utilizes a variety of mediums both traditional and digital.

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Linda Lee Dance Studio Presents "Dancin' 2011" Spring Recital

Image: Linda Lee Spring Recital - Imagine!

On the evenings of June 10th and 11th, the Linda Lee Dance Studio presented their “Dancin’ 2011” Spring Recital at the Port Clinton Auditorium. The Sandusky based dance company put on a performance with magnificently orchestrated music, brilliant choreography, beautiful costumes, and exciting acrobatics to deliver a show that was captivating from beginning to end.

The recital marked the final performance of the season for the Linda Lee Dance Company following an outstanding showing at the Starpower Regional Dance Competition in Chicago where dancers amassed numerous 1st place and four star showings. Watching the show you could imagine the hours upon hours of work that the dancers put into the performance over the past several months; yet an overwhelming spirit of fun was noticeable not only in the routines, but in the dancers faces, both on and off stage.

While this was the final performance of the season for most of the dance company, sadly, it was also the final performance as “Linda Lee Dancers” for the six graduating seniors, Olivia Cundiff, Hannah Smith, Andrea Gillespie, Elizabeth McGory, and Amanda Russell. Their solo performances were both elegant and graceful and showcased their years for dedicated training and love of dancing. Their picturesque performances were overshadowed only by the bittersweet knowledge that they would soon be perusing separate paths and their time with the instructors, students and friends with whom they had trained with, laughed with and loved for over a decade had come to an end.

The recital was a perfect example of what can be accomplished through hard work with caring instructors. It was professional, exciting and fun to watch and left us anxiously anticipating their next performance.

Safety Fair & Kids Fun Festival

Image: Safety Fair Mascot, Project Green Wolf

Sandusky residents were treated to the annual Safety Fair and KidsFest Saturday, May 21st, 2011. The event was presented in collaboration by the Wightman / Wieber Safety Celebration Committee, the City of Sandusky Recreation Division, Sandusky City Schools, Maritime Museum of Sandusky, and the Sandusky Children's Museum.

The event ran from 12:00 noon until 5:00 PM, and was held at the following locations:
Sandusky Bay Pavilion, Maritime Museum, Meigs St. Pier at the Battery Park Marina, and Shoreline Park. The cost was only one canned good or non-perishable food item per person. The event included interactive inflatables, game and food vendors, face painting, caricatures, balloon animals, and much, much more; resulting in a day of wholesome family fun for all in attendance.

Merry-Go-Round Museum Presents: Learning Manners

Image: Merry-Go-Round Museum Manners: Propper table etiquette

Emily Post would have been proud! On April 10th, 2011, the Sandusky Merry-Go-Round Museum hosted a fun day of manners training and more. Children were taught all about manners, from how manners originated to how manners and customs vary from country to country. The children learned that manners are "accepted social behavior or actions with emphasis on being polite".

They were taught all aspects of polite behavior, from interacting in large groups, to introductions, to table manners, to good old fashion 'golden rule' treat others as you would like to be treated 'all occasion' manners. They had numerous role playing activities and were even taught proper table etiquette for all manner of place settings and formal dining occasions.

2011 Perkins PTO Fair

Image: PTO Fair

On Saturday, March 26, 2011, the Perkins Parents & Teachers Organization held their annual PTO fair at Perkins High School. The fair included games, food, prizes, and fun, and was open to all area residents.

Children were able to participate in a variety of games including: Lollipop tree, Lucky Ducky, Speed Pitch, Putt Putt, Cake Walk, Pull a String , Football Throw, Basketball Toss, and Candy Wheel for fun and prizes. Kids were also able to play on a large inflatable slide that was over 10 feet tall, and inside a giant inflatable obstacle course!

In Rememberance of Police Officer Andrew Dunn

In Rememberance of Police Officer Andrew Dunn

On Saturday, March 19th, 2011, Police Officer Andy Dunn was shot and killed while attempting to question a suspect.

He was on patrol when he attempted to stop and question a male riding a bicycle. As he approached, the suspect opened fire. Officer Dunn was killed and the suspect was wounded in the ensuing gun battle. The suspect was apprehended.

Officer Dunn had served with the Sandusky Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife, Julie and two sons, Connor & Caleb.

Please contact the Sandusky Police Department for funeral arrangements.

A memorial fund has been established for the family of Officer Dunn at the PNC Bank in Sandusky, Ohio.

Portions of this information have been provided courtesy of information gathered on The Officer Down Memorial Page.

Krunchie Pickle Delivers!

Krunchie Pickle Delivers!

Reading the title, you might think we were raving about being able to get a custom made sandwich delivered to our office, but we're not. When I say The Krunchie Pickle delivers, I am talking about the way they deliver some of the best sandwiches I have ever tasted to anyone fortunate enough to order from them. The Krunchie Pickle may not be a household name here in Sandusky yet, but word of their delicious sandwiches has spread, largely due to the generous portions, quality meats and cheeses, and the owner's ability to put together menu offerings that appeal to people wanting a traditional sandwich as well as those with a flare for something new.

Santa's Workshop

Santa's Workshop

On December 4th, 2010 Erie County Developmental Disabilities put on Santa's Workshop at their location at 4405 Galloway Rd. in Sandusky. Children had a chance to meet and be photographed with Santa. Free pictures were taken and printed for the children and they had the opportunity to make them into cards and decorate them to their liking. In addition to meeting Santa, Erie County Developmental Disabilities provided a host of other activities for children and adults alike; from cookie decorating to raffles. Children were able to participate in an abundance of craft making activities and were assisted by ECDD staff and volunteers as well as student volunteers from both Sandusky and Perkins High Schools.

The Merry Go Round Museum "Holiday Workshop"

The Merry Go Round Museum "Holiday Workshop"

On Sunday, December 5th, 2010, The Merry Go Round Museum presented the "Make Learning Merry" Family Event. Children ages 6-12 were invited to participate in a "Secret Shop" where they were able to create three separate gifts for family members with the assistance of the volunteers at the Merry Go Round Museum. While the children created their hand crafted presents, the adults were treated to a guided tour of the museum.

Children's Carnival and Meet the Princesses

Children's Carnival and Meet the Princesses

On Saturday, November 6th 2010, the Volunteer Center of Erie County presented the second annual Children's Carnival and Meet the Princesses event during the Sandusky Mall's Family Fun Day celebration. Families were invited to bring their children to meet and get photos with the Disney Princesses Ariel and Cinderella, as well as Tinkerbell, Buzz Lightyear, and the Incredibles.