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Nashville Music Fest 6/8/17

Nashville

Trip Departs June 8th - 11th, 2017

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$825.00 Double Occupancy
$735.00 Triple Occupancy
$675.00 Triple Occupancy
$1,075.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401
or Local 419-874-4225
Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

Nashville Country Music Festival Getaway!


Your Itinerary:

Thursday, June 8th
Let the fun begin as we travel to Nashville, Tennessee. This evening put your dancing shoes on. Enjoy a Barbeque Dinner at the world famous “Wildhorse saloon”.

Friday, June 9th
Breakfast is included at the hotel. This morning we visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you will have time to explore the incredible array of rare costumes, instruments, historical mementos, country video clips and recorded music. This afternoon, take a stroll along Broadway Street and visit the iconic Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, shop at Ernest Tubbs, enjoy lunch or just stroll the downtown streets enjoying the CMA Fest (formerly “Fan Jam”). This evening enjoy a show at the original Grand Ole Opry and dinner included!

Saturday, June 10th
Breakfast is included at the hotel before we depart for a final day of touring in Nashville. Today you will “Fontanel” an insider’s peak into life of a Country Music Star. This former home and grounds of Barbara Mandrel is sure to be a highlight of your trip. You will have a chance to revisit the CMA Fest downtown with a chance to see one of your favorite stars entertain. Tonight you'll cruise the Cumberland River and enjoy a seated dinner and stage show aboard the largest showboat in the world the “General Jackson”.

Sunday, June 11th
Breakfast is included at the hotel. Before we depart for home, Arrive approximately 7:30pm

Your Package Includes:
• Round Trip Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
• 5 Meals – (3 Breakfasts & 2 Dinners)
• All Admissions and Sightseeing as stated in itinerary.
• Luggage Handling, all taxes & meal gratuities
• Blue Lakes Tour Guide – Denny Otte


To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401 or Local 419-874-4225


Cape Cod & Islands! 6/20/17

cape cod

Trip Departs June 20th - 27th, 2017

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Fully Escorted By Kathy Kranz

Price per Person:
$1569.00 Double Occupancy
$1425.00 Triple Occupancy
$2,044.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401
or Local 419-874-4225
Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

New England & Cape Cod Islands


Your Itinerary:

TUESDAY, JUNE 20th – OVERNIGHT AT TURNING STONE CASINO
Join us on a journey highlighting the natural beauty and the stunning coast lines of the islands of Cape Cod! We begin by traveling to the Finger Lake Region of New York and the Turning Stone Casino. Your evening is at leisure and dinner is included tonight.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21st - WELCOME TO CAPE COD…
Today, we continue on east into Massachusetts, the “Bay State, “and the sandy shores of Cape Cod. Extending some 70 miles into the sea, the Cape is home to both natural beauty and quaint colonial villages. You can walk pristine beaches, revel in the arts and culture, and reclaim childhood memories of seashells, sandcastles, and saltwater taffy. Our local guide for the trip will meet us at the Hyannis Harbor Hotel this afternoon at check in, where you will receive a complimentary print by a local artist.

THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd – PROVINCETOWN – YOUR CHOICE OF A WHALE WATCH!
Begin a full day of sightseeing, as a local guide shares with you, the history of the Cape as we travel along scenic ROUTE 6A, which is filled with wonderful examples of Cape Cod architecture. You will notice that the landscape dramatically changes as you approach Provincetown, which is at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. Enjoy some free time to explore the wonderful variety of restaurants, shops, and galleries that make this artists/fishermen village so unique. This afternoon you can board an excursion vessel for an amazing experience of WHALE WATCHING, where you will travel into the natural habitat of a diverse marine environment including birds that migrate here from all over the Atlantic, and fish which use these shallow waters to feed, this is the area where you may see Humpback, Minke, and Fin Whales going about their daily business. Or Choose To Stay On Dry Land For anyone not wishing to go on a whale watch, admission is included on a Dune Tour. Ride along the shorelines of the protected lands of Cape Cod National Seashore. Your guide will point out the “dune shacks” where famous artists and writers became inspired to create their art.

FRIDAY, JUNE 23rd – NANTUCKET ISLAND
Our morning Hy-Line Ferry excursion brings you to the stunning island of Nantucket, the smallest island in the Cape, known for its whaling industry. Upon arrival, enjoy a guided bus tour of the island to include the charming Colonial-Style houses and imposing mansions that reflect the prosperity of Nantucket’s whaling era. After the island tour, our guide will point out the restaurants, galleries, shops and museums that are all within walking distance to the dock. Midafternoon, our tour takes us back to Hyannis where our driving tour will continue featuring the Kennedy Family Compound, St Francis Xavier Church, and the John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum. Your evening is at leisure, to explore Hyannis; our hotel is located just 2 blocks from the Main Street, where everything is located.

SATURDAY, JUNE 24th – MARTHA’S VINEYARD ISLAND
This morning, ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, a longtime New England summer colony; it encompasses harbor towns, lighthouses, sandy beaches and farmland. Our tour of the vineyard features Oak Bluffs with its Victorian “gingerbread” architecture. Spend some time in Edgartown, once an important shipping and whaling center. Check out the enticing village stores, take a walk along ocean and enjoy the salt breeze, and admire the elegant homes along the tree-lined streets during your time here. A Lobster dinner is included this evening alternate entrees will be available.

MONDAY, JUNE 25TH - PIRATES & LOST TREASURES & SALEM CROSS INN
Enjoy a leisure breakfast with your last views of the harbor, before our mid-morning departure for our visit to the Whydah Pirate Museum. The Whydah was a fully rigged galley ship that was built by the British. During one of it voyages in 1717, it was captured by the famed pirate Samuel “Black Sam” Bellamy. During an infamous storm off the coast of Cape Cod the Whydah sank, laying its treasure just 500 feet off the shore for over 250 years. Now you can touch and see the world’s only authenticated pirate treasure. After lunch, we continue on this afternoon to West Brookfield and the Salem Cross Inn. Let the Farewell Fireplace Feast begin, one of our many dining events that provide an authentic colonial experience. The Inn captures the history and culture of 1700’s America.

TUESDAY, JUNE 26TH – NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM, STOCKBRIDGE, MA
A special excursion is planned for you this morning at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. A museum guide, will join us, for an in-depth view or his life on a tour to include; some of Norman Rockwell’s greatest works, his Studio, the Peter Rockwell sculpture walk, and the exterior of the Linwood mansion. Your guide will give you an overview of the site and share its rich and colorful history. Lunch is included at the museum. Our overnight hotel is in Auburn, New York.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27TH - JOURNEY HOME –
Hotel check out and depart for home with sand in your shoes, seashells in your pocket and many fond memories of your Cape Cod tour.

Your Package Includes:
• Round trip Motorcoach transportation via Blue Lakes Charters & Tours
• 7 Nights – Turning Stone Casino Hotel, Hyannis Harbor Hotel & Hampton Inn & Hilton Garden
• Round Trip Luggage Handling (one bag per person)
• Guided Tours in Provincetown, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket & Cape Cod with a local guide
• 13 Meals – 6 Full Breakfasts – 2 Lunch – 5 Dinners – All Meals include taxes and gratuities
• All Admissions for all Sightseeing & Ferry Passage to Martha Vineyard & Nantucket
• Admission to Whydah Pirate Museum & Norman Rockwell Museum
• Motorcoach Driver – Dusty Tank – Tour Escort – Kathy Kranz


To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401 or Local 419-874-4225


Calgary Stampede! 7/10/17

calgary stampede

Trip Departs July 10th - 22nd, 2017

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Fully Escorted By Kathy Kranz

Price per Person:
$3,969.00 Double Occupancy
$3,739.00 Triple Occupancy
$4,669.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401
or Local 419-874-4225
Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park


Your Itinerary:

MONDAY, JULY 10TH EAU CLAIRE:
Welcome Aboard! Join us this summer for an adventure to discover the beauty of the Canadian Rockies. This morning we travel west skirting Lake Michigan on our way into Wisconsin, and our overnight stay in Eau Claire.

TUESDAY, JULY 11TH : EAU CLAIRE – WINNIPEG:
Our travel excursion today takes us through Minnesota, into North Dakota with a stop in Fargo for lunch. After lunch we continue on, crossing the international border, to visit our neighbors to the north, as we travel through the province of Manitoba to our overnight destination in Winnipeg. This evening you are free to explore this dynamic metropolitan city. One of the city’s jewels, The Assiniboine Riverwalk, winds along the riverbanks from underneath Esplanade Riel all the way to the foot of the Manitoba Legislature. Featuring interpretive plaques concerning area history, the walk showcases a distinctive river’s eye view of central Winnipeg.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th : WINNIPEG – REGINA:
This morning we continue our travels west on the Trans-Canada Highway, entering the Province of Saskatchewan, on our way to Regina, “Home of the Mounties” and the provincial capital, is today’s destination. This afternoon, you will visit the RCMP Heritage Center, which uses the state of the art exhibits, multimedia technologies and engaging programming, to tell the story of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The story includes the Force’s role in the development of Canada, the role of the RCMP in policing over 200 communities across Canada, the challenges of serving as Canada’s Federal Police Force, and the role the RCMP plays internationally. After a tour of this incredible facility, we will check into our hotel and dinner.

THURSDAY, JULY 13TH : REGINA - CALGARY
Continue west passing through the cities of Moose Jaw and Swift Current on our way to Medicine Hat for lunch and a tour of the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District. In the early 1900’s, Medicine Hat’s clay factories distributed stoneware and pottery as far away as Australia. Today, the iconic 1912 Medalta Potteries factory is a National Historic Site, gift shop and museum, providing opportunities for visitors to learn about the turn of the century industrial life. Explore the museum at your own pace and meet costumed interpreters along the way. After the tour we continue west to Calgary, where we will meet our Canadian Rockies Tour Guide, who will be joining us for the next 8 days. The evening is at leisure…

FRIDAY, JULY 14TH : CALGARY STAMPEDE
Your morning is at leisure, before our coach transfer to the Stampede Grounds, where there are many activities available. This Stampede is one of the wildest, richest, and most exciting rodeos anywhere in the world; it has an Indian Village, Casinos, and awesome Rodeo Events, to name a few: - bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, and more. And the two Big Events of the day, are a must see - the "World Championship Chuck Wagon Races", and the Grandstand’s wonderful variety show this evening followed by a fireworks display.

SATURDAY, JULY 15TH : LAKE LOUISE - BANIFF
This morning we continue our sightseeing with a short drive across the Canadian Prairie to Lake Louise, a stunning blue-green jewel, its snow-fed waters encircled by surrounding peaks. You are our guest today for lunch in the Chateau Lake Louise dining room, which offers a spectacular view of the lake and Victoria Glacier. There will be time for you to stroll, the grounds of the hotel before departing to the Valley of the Ten Peaks, and the storybook village of Banff. Before checking into our hotel, you will enjoy a ride on the Sulphur Mountain gondola for a spectacular view of the town of Banff and the surrounding panorama mountain views.

SUNDAY, JULY 16TH: ICEFIELDS PARKWAY
The Banff–Jasper Highway is the most spectacular in the entire Canadian National Parks system. Its entire length features snow-domed peaks, waterfalls, and lakes, with an abundance of wildlife, as well as part of the Athabasca Glacier, which spawns a host of rivers that ultimately form the water system for a quarter of North America. We will be stopping in Jasper National Park for one of the most awe-inspiring sights of the day the great Columbia Icefield, 150 square miles of accumulation of ice in the Rocky Mountains. Today’s, biggest thrill, is a ride on a specially-constructed glacier vehicle over the surface of the mighty icefields. You will see crevasses and sera’s, and you will learn that glaciers are moving rivers of ice, thousands of years old. Then, after this incredible journey return to Banff.

MONDAY, JULY 17TH: BANFF – KALISPELL
This morning, you will follow the route of the early explorers. As you pass through Vermillion Pass, you enter Kootenai National Park, one of the many national parks in the Canadian Rockies system. You may see Big Horn Sheep roaming in this area, and encounter breathtaking scenery through Sinclair Canyon. Soon, you will reenter the United States, and the "Big Sky Country" of Montana as you head towards the Kootenai Valley and Glacier National Park. Tonight’s, accommodations will be in Kalispell, Montana, just outside of the park.

TUESDAY, JULY 18TH GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Our excursion today is to explore Glacier National Park via the world famous "Going to the Sun Highway," amid magnificent snowcapped peaks, gleaming lakes, and the virgin forests of the McDonald Valley. Today, we leave our coach behind and board a Vintage Red Jammer touring car, which will take you on a 52-mile drive that crests the Continental Divide at Logan Pass and is famous for its majestic mountains and deep valley floors. We’ll stop for lunch, before we board your coach and skirt the southern border of the park on your way to Great Falls, Montana for our overnight stay.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH GREAT FALLS – MEDORA
We start the day with a tour of the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center on the banks of the Missouri River and learn about this historic expedition that helped define America. Then, we travel through Montana on the way to North Dakota and the historic town of Medora. The town of Medora was founded in April 1883 by a 24-year-old French nobleman, the Marquis de Mores. He named the town for his bride, the former Medora von Hoffman, daughter of a wealthy New York City banker. This evening we’ll dine with steaks. The Medora Pitchfork Fondue consists of steaks being put on the tines of pitchforks (nice, clean ones, of course), and cooked in hot oil. And somehow those steaks are seasoned perfectly so that they come out just right. Delicious! The fun doesn’t stop here – we’re off to the Medora Musical. Set in the outdoor splendor of the rugged North Dakota Badlands, this professionally produced, high energy, western-style musical show is proudly dedicated to the legacy of America's 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt, and the time he spent here in the Badlands of the Dakota Territory. Each show pays tribute to American patriotism and the Old West.

THURSDAY, JULY 20TH – MEDORA – FARGO
This morning depart Medora and continue east to Bismarck stopping for a tour of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park , and a look into the history of the Mandan people and the Lewis & Clark Expedition. After some free time for lunch, continue east with a rest stop along the way. Arrive in Fargo and cross over the state line into Minnesota to visit the Heritage Hjemkomst Interpretive Center. See how one man's dream became a reality. Robert Asp of Moorhead dreamed of building a replica Viking Ship and sailing it to Norway, the land of his ancestors. Photographs, recordings and an award-winning documentary chronicles the construction of the 76-foot, hand-built Viking ship Hjemkomst and its incredible 6,000-mile voyage across the Atlantic in 1982. The ship is on display at the Center, along with other national travel exhibits. You can also visit the beautiful Hopperstad Stave Church, a replica of the Stavkirke in Vik, Norway, dating back to the late 1100’s.

FRIDAY, JULY 21st – FARGO- MADISON
Depart Fargo and travel south on your way to Minnesota, with a stop in Alexandria for touring of the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum and Gardens. From handcrafted wood boats, to grand hotels and fishing clubs, Minnesota lakes have a rich and colorful maritime and resorting tradition reaching back nearly a century and a half. The mission of the Minnesota Lakes Maritime Museum is to secure and display existing watercraft collections and to document lake life experiences and traditions through exhibits, artifacts and memorabilia. Arrive in Minneapolis with some free time for lunch on your own in the historic Riverfront District. Then enjoy ta tour of the Mill City Museum, built into the ruins of what was once the world’s largest flour mill located on the historic Mississippi Riverfront. Here, visitors of all ages learn about the intertwined histories of the flour industry, the river, and the city of Minneapolis. It is here where we say Goodbye to our Wonderful Guide, who traveled with us the last eight days, as you depart Minneapolis and travel through Wisconsin on the way to your final night stay in Madison. Join the group tonight for a farewell dinner.

SATURDAY, JULY 22nd
After a hearty breakfast, we begin our journey home. Relax as you travel, taking this chance to think back on the marvelous scenery and wonderful friendships you have discovered in the past few days, and the beautiful scenery you enjoyed yet along the way!

DUE TO THE PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS FOR CALGARY STAMPEDE TICKETS ALL RESERVATIONS NEED TO BE MADE FOR THIS TRIP - BY MONDAY, APRIL 20TH!

TOUR INCLUDES: (This Tour is Limited to no more than 30-34 Passengers - Book Early!)

• Transportation via Blue Lakes Charters & Tours
• 12 Nights Hotel Accommodations
• 22 Meals - (12 Full Breakfasts, 3 Lunches & 7 Dinners) - and all meal gratuities.
• All of Your Sightseeing, Attraction Tickets & Admissions are included for all activities in the itinerary
• Includes the service of an experience Western Canadian Guide – From July 13 to 21st of the tour
• Includes Baggage Handling at the Hotel for - (One Suitcase per Person) each night.
• Tour Director - Kathy Kranz - Driver – Dusty Tank

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401 or Local 419-874-4225


New York City 8/10/17

statue of liberty

Trip Departs August 10th - 13th, 2017

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Fully Escorted By Denny Otte

Price per Person:
$685.00 Double Occupancy
$669.00 Triple Occupancy
$635.00 Quad Occupancy
$729.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401
or Local 419-874-4225
Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

Explore Fabulous New York City!


Your Itinerary:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th
6:00 AM Bus departs Adrian Meijer's, 217 US 223, SW corner of lot by old bank 7:00 AM Bus departs Perrysburg, OH, 12418 Williams Rd., park in front of office on grass 7:30 AM Bus departs Fremont Quality Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), 3422 SR 53, in front lot by sign near the highway 4:30 PM Arrive the Holiday Day Inn Totowa New Jersey or similar 6:00 PM Shopping and Pizza in Time Square 9:00 PM Bus Departs for the Hotel

Friday, August 11th
7:30 - 9 AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel 9:30 - AM Depart the hotel for a day of touring in New York City 10:45 AM Tour Lower Manhattan, 11:00am visit the 911 Memorial Plaza and Museum, and Wall Street Noon Lunch and shopping at Chelsea Market 2:00 PM Visit the USS Intrepid at 2:00pm, followed by shopping time at Macy's & 34th Street 6:30 PM Dinner is included at Bubba Gump’s - (pre-order dinner choice) 9:00 PM Visit the “Top of the Rock” 9:30 PM Bus depart for the hotel

Saturday, August 12th
7:30 - 9AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel 9:30 AM Bus departs the hotel for a tour of Uptown Manhattan, see Central Park, Lincoln Center, St. John's the Divine Yankee Stadium, if time permits, and the Harlem Market 1:00 PM Visit Chinatown and Little Italy, free time to shop and have lunch on your own. 4:00 PM Depart Chinatown for Rockefeller Plaza & Fifth Ave. (St. Patrick's- Mass 5:30PM) 6:45 PM Dinner at Ben’s Kosher Deli (pre order dinner choice), after dinner enjoy Times Square, or join as we ride on the Staten Island Ferry 9:30 PM Bus departs for the hotel.

Sunday, August 13th
7:30 – 8:30AM Breakfast Buffet included at the hotel 8:30 AM Check out of our hotel, pay for any incidental charges before you depart for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. We only stop at the Statue of Liberty for a picture and then we spend the rest of the time at Ellis Island. 12:30 PM Depart for home, stops along the way for meals and rest breaks. 10:00 PM Approx. arrival times Fremont 10:15PM, Perrysburg 10:45PM Arrive Adrian Midnight


To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401 or Local 419-874-4225


D.C. & Gettysburg 9/7/17

Washington DC

Trip Departs September 7th - 10th, 2017

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Fully Escorted By Blue Lakes

Price per Person:
$625.00 Double Occupancy
$575.00 Triple Occupancy
$749.00 Single Occupancy

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401
or Local 419-874-4225
Mailing Address: Blue Lakes Charters & Tours 12418 Williams Rd. – Perrysburg, OH 43551

Trip Details & Information

Washington D.C. & Gettysburg


Your Itinerary:


Thursday, Sept. 8:
Join us for a fascinating tour of our nations' capital. This afternoon we arrive into Gettysburg one of the most important sites of the Civil War. It is here that the tide of the war turned. A National Park guide will join us for a tour of the battlefield. Afterwards you will have time to explore the Gettysburg Visitor's Center and Cyclorama. Dinner is at the Mountain Gate Restaurant.

Friday, Sept... 9th
We start the day with a visit to the U.S. Capitol. An extension of the Capitol itself, the Visitor Center welcomes you to the seat of America's Government in a facility neatly hidden underground next to the Capitol. A Capitol Guide will join us for our tour. Lunch is on your own at the Visitor's Center Cafeteria. After lunch we will visit the following memorials; the Jefferson, the FDR Memorial and the Martin Luther King Memorial. Dinner is included tonight, before we continue on with an illuminated driving tour of Washington's grand buildings and monuments that are stunning at night!

Saturday, Sept 10th
This morning you will have time to explore the world-renowned Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Some of the more famous exhibitions include the Hope Diamond, gowns of the First Ladies, Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis and the command module from Apollo 11.or you might opt to explore on your own a museum of your choice. This afternoon we will visit Lafayette Park, where you will get a firsthand view of the White House, followed by the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam and The Korean Memorial. Dinner is included tonight, followed by a visit to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Thursday Sept. 11
Start the day with a visit to Arlington National Cemetery - the final resting place of many of our national heroes. You will enjoy a narrated tour mobile ride that will make stops throughout the cemetery. View the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a stop at the United States Marine Corp Memorial. Lunch today is included at Old Country Buffet Bethesda before departing for home.

Your Package Includes:
• Motorcoach Transportation via Blue Lakes Charters & Tours
• 3 Nights - at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites
• 6 Meals -(3 Breakfasts & 3 Dinners)
• Tour Highlights: Gettysburg Battlefield Tour, US Capitol Visitor Center, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery, White House Picture stop, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII Memorial, FDR Memorial, Capitol Hill.

To Make a Reservation Call:
Denny or Kathy 800-282-4287 EXT#1401 or Local 419-874-4225