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Port Deposit: Boy Scout Troop 143 helps with Port flag-burning ceremony

By Joanne Bierly, 410-378-3320 or 443-907-3929

7:50 AM EST, November 14, 2012

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To all our local veterans, thank you for your service!

Boy Scout Troop 143 assisted the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 on Veterans Day with the post's first flag retirement ceremony. The brief ceremony, held at dusk at the post home at 520 Susquehanna River Road, was attended by approximately 30 patriots. After a welcome, the pledge of allegiance and the opening prayer, Senior Patrol Leader Joel McCall assumed command of the ceremony and gave the order to "retire the flag." The Boy Scouts then properly burned one huge flag which represented all the worn flags which were on hand to be burned. The assembly then enjoyed light refreshments in the post's banquet hall.

Happy birthday to my former boss, Dr. Leticia Galvez, as she celebrated her big day on Nov. 11. Other Veterans Day birthday celebrants include David Neff of Perryville and Kathy Smith of Rising Sun. Donna Reynolds of Rising Sun enjoyed birthday wishes on Nov. 12.

Former Port-ite, Sharon Nichols, added a year to her age on Nov. 14; and John Sice of Colora celebrated his birthday on Nov. 15, as did Ruth "Goodie" McMullen of Linton Run.

Good Shepherd Parish has scheduled its Christmas Bazaar for today and Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. in Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville. Spaghetti suppers will be served both evenings from 4 to 7 p.m. and there will be games, music, food, vendors, Santa, raffles, a basket wheel and much more. Mark your calendars and plan to be there.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company has scheduled its annual Christmas Prize Bingo for Saturday, Nov. 24 at the VFW Post 8185, at 520 Susquehanna River Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. This bingo always a local hit because it is family-friendly. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, for information or reservations. Prizes will be for all ages including toys, electronics, tools and household items.

The Paw Paw Museum, 98 N. Main St., will next be open on Sunday, Dec. 1 from noon until 5 p.m. for the Candlelight Tour. Tour chairman Lois Ashworth has announced the 12 properties included on this year's event: 80 S. Main St., 60 S. Main St., 66 S. Main St., 90 S. Main St., 50 S. Main St., 44 S. Main St., 18 S. Main St., the Bank Building, 1 Center St., 68 N. Main St., 98 N. Main St. and 114 N. Main St. Tour tickets will be sold at two locations – the Paw Paw Museum at 98 N. Main St. and the Bank Building at 6 S. Main St.