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Steve Secord, President
Garrett Secord, Treasurer
Karen Higgins, Secretary
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Earl "Bud" Shell Decoy carver, artist, volunteer and ODCCA fried passes away.
Earl "Bud" Shell, age 85, of East China, entered his Heavenly Home with his family by his side on September 19, 2021. He was born on April 10, 1936 to the late Earl and Ruby Shell. Bud married Carol Danhausen on August 9, 1957 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Port Huron. Through hard work and precision in perfecting his career, he worked as a lead mechanic for over 40 years. Bud was a man of his faith; he was an active and devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Clair for 40 years. Bud was well known for his easy-going manner, willingness to help, his ever-present smile, and sense of humor. He has been the inspiration and mentor for several carvers. His love for hunting, fishing, life time in the outdoors and duck carving were his passion.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carol; children, John (Sherry) Shell, Marcie (William) Keusch; grandchildren, John (Desiree) Shell, Taylor (Matthew) Strunk, Joshua and Hannah Shell; great grandchildren, Norah and Aubree Shell, and Landon and Caleb Strunk; brother, Willard (Cathy) Shell
He is preceded in death by his son, Brian Shell, and sister JoAnne (Don) East
A funeral service will be held on Friday, September 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Clair. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorial contributions are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church. To leave a message visit www.youngcolonial.com.
Mondo Wayne Baldwin, 76, of Kenton passed away on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo. He was born on February 13, 1945 to the late Mondo Lewis and Peg Baldwin. He married Kathryn Baldridge on November 29, 1968 and she survives along with their son, Jeremy Todd Baldwin; and their dog, Jack. He is also survived by his brother, Mike Baldwin.
He was a graduate of Kenton High School, ONU, and the University of Dayton. He started his teaching career at USV and then taught Science for 28 years at Allen East. He enjoyed fishing and wood carving, (he carved duck and fish decoys and Santas) and taking Jack for walks and rides.
Wayne was instructor and a strong supported of carving. He did a spear fishing decoy at one of the Maumee Bay meetings.
He was a life member of the ODCCA and served the organization in many ways, lastly as the Ball Room and Pool Organizer.
43rd Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Association and
the Great Lakes Decoy Association
March 18-20, 2022
Two shows, new location, same weekend! Click here: odcca.net
Holiday Inn Cleveland South, 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44131
Just 12 miles east from Cleveland/Hopkins Airport.
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Use the code "ODC" when reserving your room to receive the show discount rates.
To reserve your room via phone, call:
(216) 524-8050, extension 298 and be sure to identify yourself using the discount code ODC.
To reserve your room via the internet, click here: Holiday Inn South, Independence OH
Double Room $97.00 King Room $97.00 Suites $159.00 plus tax
39th Old Time Barnegat Bay Decoy and Gunning Show
Sept. 25 & 26, 2021, Tuckerton, New Jersey
See oceancountyparks.org. and click on Programs/Special events.
Come Carve with us!
Wednesdays starting at 4:30 p.m. at WoodCraft
5311 Airport Hwy., (at Reynolds Rd.) Toledo Ohio 43615
Pleased to let you that on Wednesday July 7, Woodcraft in Toledo, corner of Airport and Reynolds will be opening the Carv-a-long again. For now everyone will have to wear a mask
Never carved before? We can get you started or bring your projects and we will help you. We offer lots of advice, tips and fun! We ask for a couple of bucks that we donate to a worthy organization. Click here to view the WoodCraft Site at http://stores.woodcraft.com/Toledo
Maumee Bay Carvers at
Applebutter outdoor Festival, downtown Grand Rapids, OH.
Sunday October 10, 2021 Grand Rapids Ohio Applebutter Fest 2021
Click here: Applebutter Festival
For the past eight consecutive years, the Maumee Bay Carvers have participated in the Grand Rapids, OH., Apple Butter Festival, held in October. Grand Rapids is an historic canal town situated on the banks of the Maumee River. Thousands of people attend this event annually. Our booth is located in front of the historic Town Hall. The event also includes pioneer crafts, a juried art show, a living history village, bluegrass and country music, and the sweet smell of apple butter that is cooked nearby.
As part of our continuing outreach and mentoring program, we demonstrate decoy carving and painting techniques. And once again, we offered children the opportunity to paint some 300 silhouette heads of mallards, redhead ducks and of course, apples. Some made the apples into pumpkins.
It has become a tradition for families to stop by our booth. Many of the parents said they can see how their kids' painting skills have progressed from year-to-year. And the children look forward to displaying their projects at home.
We distribute fliers and answer questions about our Wednesday Carve-Alongs at WoodCraft in Toledo, Ohio, that are open to the public. We also promote the upcoming 2022 Ohio Decoy Collectors and Carvers Show in Independence, Ohio.
Most importantly, our painting activities provide children the opportunity to shut off their electronics and enjoy using their hands, minds and spirit in painting a duck head or apple.
Club members Ted Fisher, Karen Higgins, Mark Langenderfer, Bob Lund, Garrett Secord, Steve Secord, and Donna Puccetti volunteered at the booth.
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Class for the Harlequin will be rescheduled
Gary Hanson will be the instructor. It will be at the #1 Fire hall in Oregon, OH, at the corner of Corduroy and Winns. Cost is $85.00 with a decoy, and if you make or have your own it's $40.00. Coffee and donuts in the morning and pizza in the afternoon. We are going to try and start about 9am till we are done.
Paint: French Blue, Raw umber Burnt sienna, black, warm white , titanium white, gold oxide, blue interference.
Brushes: Flat, Large and small filbert and a pointy or liner.
water tub , palette paper, towels, apron , hair dryer
If you need a pattern or decoy please contact me Steve 419-392-4901