St. Michael's Catholic Church sexton Kevin Fisher speaks to tourists on Sunday at the Kalida landmark. In addition to his church maintenance and custodial duties, Fisher is often tapped as tour guide as he is most familiar with the history of the structure. (Putnam County Sentinel/Anne Coburn-Griffis)
Despite predictions for rain, the skies remained clear on Sunday, June 9 for the drive between Kalida, New Cleveland and Pandora, the locations of three Putnam County churches highlighted for touring on that day. The Putnam County Historical Society, led by president Millie Ruen, selected St. Michael's Catholic Church in Kalida, Holy Family Catholic Church on SR 109 in New Cleveland and Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora for the 2013 because of their individual architectural styles, their historic impact on their respective communities as well as the detailed renovations each has experienced since foundation.