LOCAL NOTES: Indian Lake HarborFest is Aug. 2, 3

Indian Lake HarborFest at the Russells Point Harbor kicks off Saturday, Aug. 2, with the Wacky Boat Races at noon, followed by a community parade at 1:30 p.m.

Bingo with Cobb is from 2 to 5 p.m., mass marriage vow renewal at 5 p.m. at the bridge, live entertainment under the big tent with Tim Sutton from 4 to 7 p.m., a cruise in from 4 to 8 p.m. and Parrott Head Party with Hairy Berry Jam from 7 to 11 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 3, festivities begin with a kiddie and adult tractor pull at 1 p.m., followed by a donut hole eating contest at 2:30 p.m., golf cart races at 3 p.m. and evening church services.

Residents are reminded that a permit is required to operate a golf cart within the corporation limits of the Village of Russells Point. Such permits, however, will not be issued until the ordinance effective date, Aug. 6. 

Participants in the HarborFest golf cart races are encouraged to make arrangements to transport any golf carts to the event. Contact Mayor Robin Reames with any questions or feedback at 843-2245 extension 8.


Vendor and craft show to benefit local schools

A vendor and craft show at Union Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2 will benefit surrounding area schools. Each person who attends is asked to take school supplies and designate which school is to benefit. 

For each piece donated, a raffle ticket is given away for a chance to win a door prize.


Fire department hosts pork chop dinner

The Rushcreek Township Fire Department hosts a pork chop dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the firehouse. 

The dinner includes a baked potato, corn on the cob, roll and drink. Desserts will be provided by the Rushsylvania United Methodist Church.

Tickets are $9.50 each and will not be sold at the door. Contact a fire or squad member, or call 468-7032, 468-7895, or 468-7058. 


State park announces Avondale dock lottery
Indian Lake State Park conducts a dock lottery for Avondale area dock space, limited to Avondale residents only.
To enter, applicants must contact the park office, 843-2717, or mail entry to 12774 N. State Route 235, Lakeview OH 43331.
The entry information required includes applicant’s name, local address, telephone number and watercraft information (type and model of watercraft and Ohio registration number). The applicant must be the registered owner of the watercraft to be docked.
Only one applicant per family/watercraft will be accepted and must be received at the park office by Thursday, July 31. The lottery will be drawn Friday, Aug. 1.
Winning applicants will be notified and must pay the required fee within 10 days.
Car seat check planned for Aug. 6
The Russells Point Police Department has partnered with Logan County Safe Kids to conduct a car seat check-up safety event from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Russells Point Municipal Building, 433 State Route 708.
Appointments may be made by contacting Christina Bramlage at the Logan County Health District at 599-3345. Drive-ins also are welcome.