Historic Perrysburg Inc. cordially invites you to attend our

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Annual Dinner
Celebrating our 45th year!

to be held at the

Carranor Hunt & Polo Club
Monday, May 2, 2022

The evening will begin with a social hour at 6:00p.m. (cash bar), with dinner at 7:00p.m. Following a short business meeting, we will hear from our guest speaker, Lou Hebert. Mr. Hebert will be discussing “The Hidden History of Perrysburg.”


Lou Hebert is a Northwest Ohio native, having grown up in the rural world of cornfields and lime plants in western Ottawa County. His passion for history and his experience as a broadcast journalist for five decades eventually led him to the serendipitous discovery that old news may be far more interesting as the current news of the day. Hence, he acquired the history virus. Much of his life now is spent researching and chronicling the colorful events and characters that populate the forgotten past of the old “Back Swamp.”  Lou was formally educated at University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, but earned his advanced degrees in life from the many “professors” he met in bars, poolrooms, police stations, street corners and factories where listening with a keen ear was the only cost of tuition.  Lou's vigor for finding and telling stories has taken him to many corners of the country over the decades working in an atlas of cities and states. He spent about 15 years in the Colorado area as a TV and radio reporter.


Eventually, Lou returned home to Toledo where he has discovered that the area's past to be as rich and robust as any city in the nation. His talents as a broadcast storyteller have netted him numerous awards and honors, including several Emmy Awards, AP Awards, and a coveted John Foster Peabody Award for investigative documentary production. Besides writing, Lou is an avid reader, loves the beauty and treasure of nature, writing music and when he has free time, playing golf as badly as he plays the guitar. He has five sons and a very understanding and tolerant wife, whose family(The Schallers) were an early presence in Perrysburg, the town, where Lou and his family have made their home for the past 20 years. He has authored two books in recent years, "Day  by Day" in Toledo; and "The Hidden History of Toledo."


Dinner cost is $42 per person. Attendees will choose one entrée from the following:


Sliced filet mignon



To RSVP with your entrée choice, please call or text Judy Repke at 419-215-0830. RSVP no later than Monday, April 25, 2022.

Past Events

John Dillinger Slept Here: Gangsters in Wood County


In partnership with Historic Perrysburg, Inc., Carranor Hunt & Polo Club welcomed 82 guests April 14, 2022 to hear local historian Richard Baranowski present "John Dillinger Slept Here: Gangsters in Wood County." The event was part of their PODIUM Dinner & Speaker Series. Guests enjoyed dinner while they listened to the speaker.  


Mr. Baranowski is a reference and local history librarian at Way Library. He has also authored articles on a variety of subjects in history, library science, and of popular interest. He is the author of Perrysburg Village Voices, a history book on Perrysburg written for the Bicentennial in 2016. He also wrote Now Hear This! Perrysburg Veterans in War and Peace, containing stories of local veterans ranging from WWII to the Gulf War.