Dear Island Community,
From the bottom of our hearts we’d like to thank everyone who has supported us through our time of need. The half marathon and fundraiser turnout blew us away. Huge thanks go out to the runners, bikers, bartenders, cooks, supporters and the entire Krueger family (especially Miranda).
The generosity and big hearts of our community never cease to amaze us. As we all know, there really is no place like Put-in-Bay. We hope everyone with ties to the island takes the time to appreciate it as much as we do. We have learned life can change overnight.
Thank you to everyone, and we hope to see you on the island soon!
-Tommy, Brenda, Taylor and Jack Dailey
No words can accurately express how grateful I am to everyone that helped make May 19th such a success. We raised $43,301 in one day, and that’s in addition to the donation page. Thank you to the staff at Mojito Bay for working so hard and donating all their tips back to the Daileys. Also, shout out to Joe’s Bar, the Fishbowl & Topsy Turvey’s for donating their tips to the Daileys as well. The thank yous are endless! Keep the support and positive vibes coming for Tom Dailey. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. We love you Tommy!
On behalf of the Mojito Bay, Dailey & Krueger families we would like to thank every single person who ran, donated, worked, sang, and attended the event. Thanks to all of you we were able to raise a great deal of money for the man who keeps the wheels on our bus. Your love and support means so much to the Dailey family and all of us at Mojito Bay.
What Brought You to the Islands?
Last year we asked islanders and summer home and cottage owners to tell us what brought them to Put-in-Bay or the other islands and ended up with a couple good stories for our readers. Did you come here to work and stay? Did you come to escape the draft? Did you marry someone who lived on the islands? Did you vacation here and decide to retire here? Did you have family here! Did you come here by mistake and ended up staying? If you want to tell your story, we’d love to hear from you. You can write as little or as much as you want. We’d like to hear from you in any case.
Please email your story to [email protected] If you’d like to add a photo or two of your early days, please do.
Thanks and looking forward to your story.
Supporters Trying to Save Goodtime I
It was announced in mid-May that the popular excursion ferry boat Goodtime I, that runs from Sandusky to Kelleys Island and Put-in-Bay, would be going out of business. Owner Joe Lamb reported that when the vessel was taken in for her five-year dry dock inspection, repair costs were far beyond his reach.
The Goodtime I is so popular for sunset, island hopping and Friday night party cruises that shortly after the announcement supporters began to find ways to raise the estimated $420,000 needed for repairs. That’s more than ten times higher than was originally anticipated.
A variety of ways are available if you’d like to help save the Goodtime I.
Both a Facebook page, Save The GoodTime I in Sandusky Ohio!, and a GOFUNDME account were established on the web, plus you can send checks directly to Lake Erie Island Cruises P.O. Box 60 Sandusky, Ohio 44870. Joe has also approved Venmo or PayPal to send funds. Here is where you send it: Venmo: @joe-lamb-10 or PayPal @joelamb42
All funds will be held in these accounts until Joe is certain he can get the Goodtime I up and running again. If not, donations will be returned.
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