Keep in mind that October is Fire Prevention Month. This is as good a month as any to check your smoke detectors and replace the batteries if necessary.

Fire Prevention Week in Cecil County continues with the Miss Fire Prevention Contest on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Perryville Fire Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the contest will be held at 7 p.m. This year 18 young people are vying for five titles, including Miss Fire Prevention, Junior Miss Fire Prevention and Little Chief Fire Prevention. Admission is $5 per person.

The Cecil County Firemen's Association will sponsor Fire Prevention Awareness Day at the Lowe's in North East on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Bring the family and join in the fun-filled activities.

Lots of folks will pass through Port Deposit Saturday on their way to Darlington's annual Apple Festival. Stop for lunch in town after you partake of Darlington's bountiful orchards.


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Congratulations to Carlene and Benny Poist, longtime residents of Port who live now in Perryville, as they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on Sept. 30. Carlene and Benny supported the Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company by carrying-out a spaghetti supper last Friday evening.

Birthday wishes are extended to Cheryl Fox Patterson, as she celebrated Oct. 2. And Brian Shannon, son of Adele Purdie, enjoyed birthday greetings Oct. 3. Wayne Bitner, Rising Sun, added a year to his age on Oct. 3 as well.

Karen and David Crockett, Delta, celebrated their 43rd anniversary on Oct. 3. Congratulations!

Matthew Pierce, son of Bonnie Perkins, blew out his birthday candles on Oct.4.

The Community Fire Company of Rising Sun will sponsor a "Fun Day" in celebration of Fire Prevention Week on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the fire hall on Biggs Highway. There will be fun activities for the whole family.

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will serve its next all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the school hall. Their varied menu is sure to please all ages and the cost at $7 for adults is reasonable.

After a summer break, the Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion Post 135 has scheduled an All-Day Bingo for Sunday. The doors will open at 11 a.m. Food will be available for separate purchase. Cost is $25 per person for a 50-game pack. The American Legion Post 135 is at 300 Cherry St., Perryville. Call 410-642-2771 for more information.

The Perryville Principio United Methodist Church members are having a "Lunch/Card Party" on Thursday, Oct. 10 starting at 11: 30 a.m. Cost is $10 and you may call Barbara, 410-642-3197, for reservations.

The VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a Fall Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post home. Pre-registration is $13 per vehicle until Oct. 6. Registration on the day of the show will be $15 which includes one free hot dog and one free beverage. Dash plaques will be given to the first 70 registered vehicles. Stop by for food, raffles, music, fun – and all those fabulous classic cars and trucks. The rain date will be Oct. 26. Call 410-642-2847 for pre-registration, directions or additional information. All proceeds benefit our veterans and/or the VFW's Adopt-a-Unit Program.