Now that October has ended, I want to send a "shout out" to the Town of Port Deposit for "turning the town pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The streetlamps in the center of town glowed pink all month long. As a Relay-for-Life-er, I appreciate the effort to raise awareness of this disease and I enjoyed the view as I passed through last month.

Welcome new baby! Elias Mark LaFond, new son of Brian and Charlotte LaFond, West Nottingham, arrived as scheduled on Friday, Oct. 18. Elias weighed in at 9 pounds and was welcomed by his older brother, Joseph.

Congratulations to Jen and Bruce Edwards, Perryville, as they celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on Oct. 23.

Tons of prayers are sent out for the recovery of Dave Barr, Rock Run Road, as he was struck by a car while directing traffic (as fire police) at an accident on Route 40 in Perryville last Friday. Dave was taken to Christiana, where he underwent emergency surgery that evening.


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The VFW Post 8185 was the site of four fundraisers Saturday. First up was the re-scheduled Fall Car Show which featured DJ Bob Cross, a bake sale and several raffles. In addition to the post, the Adopt-A-Unit program benefited from the proceeds. Next up was the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off and 50/50 raffle in the canteen which benefited cancer aid and research. The canteen costume party was held "just for fun." Lastly, the Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company sponsored a Basket Bingo in the big hall.

Out-of-towners Oliver Dominguez of Aberdeen and Ronaldo Lopez of Churchville celebrated October birthdays, on the 26th and 27th, respectively.

Many, many happy returns of the day are sent out to Mary Krauss, North Main Street, as she celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 29.

And my cousin, Donna Bitner Evans, is enjoying birthday greetings today (Nov. 1) on the occasion of her 60th birthday.

The Havre de Grace Elks Lodge will sponsor a Spaghetti and Wine Dinner today (Friday) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Lodge 1564, 940 Pulaski Highway. The proceeds of the dinner will benefit the Elks Christmas Basket Program.

The Deer Creek Basketry Guild will sponsor a Basket Bingo on Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. The doors will open at noon and the games will begin at 1 p.m. Advance tickets are $12 and tickets at the door will cost $15. Prizes will be baskets crafted by the Deer Creek Basketry Guild. For tickets or additional info call 410-734-7906.

The Union United Methodist Church, 440 Union Church Road, Elkton, will sponsor a Relay for Life Basket Bingo on Saturday in the church hall. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life Team "One Life at a Time." Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the games will begin at 4 p.m. Bring school supplies and get a free game card. Call Donna at 443-907-2275 for information.

A Basket Bingo will be held at the Darlington Fire Hall, 2600 Castleton Road, on Saturday. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and tickets are available by calling Barbara at 443-987-3796 or Diane at 410-404-9180. Proceeds will benefit the fire company. The prizes will be Longaberger baskets.

Good Shepherd Catholic School's next all-you-can-eat breakfast will be held Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. The cost is $7 for adults and the menu is varied and sure to please all ages. The school is at 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville, will sponsor an all-day bingo on Sunday. The doors will open at 11 a.m. the games will begin at 11:45. The ticket price of $25 includes cards for 50 games. Food will be available for purchase. Call 410-642-2771 for more information.

The Paw Paw Museum, 98 N. Main St., is closed for the season and will re-open in May 2014. Museum curator George Maldeis says "See you next year!"