The rain Saturday rain did not dampen the enthusiasm of the members of the Water Witch Fire Company, the members of the Ladies Auxiliary unit and the Fire Police as they gathered for their annual picnic and crab feast at Woodlawn Station off Tome Highway.
Kudos to Event Chair Tammy Hoag as everyone enjoyed the freshly steamed crabs and corn as well as the pit beef, pit ham, burgers and hot dogs while staying dry in the fire company bay. Covered dishes were prepared and shared. Walter Abrams enjoyed his crabs and corn with the Lipkas. Rev. George Hipkins, 60 year WWFC member, brought his daughter, Rebecca, and her husband, Dave Guerrero, who were visiting from Milwaukee, Wisc.
The "Beat the Heat Poker Run" was postponed Saturday because of the rain until the next day, Sunday, beginning and ending at the Water Witch Fire Company's Woodlawn Station. Thanks to WWFC member Bill Dill for organizing this annual event.
A chicken barbecue will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the fire company's Woodlawn Station, 1 Bill Amoss Way off Jacob Tome Highway, starting at 1 p.m. until sold out.
Happy anniversary wishes to Donna and Jim Evans as they celebrated Aug. 2.
And best wishes to Eleanor Sellare of Rising Sun as she blew out lots of candles Aug. 3, when. Lydia Vincenti of Perryville also celebrated her big day.
Sharon Harrington, Rising Sun, celebrated her Aug. 4 birthday with her bingo pals Saturday evening at the American Legion in Rising Sun. Chuck Helm of Havre de Grace enjoyed birthday wishes on Aug. 4. "Sis" Goodwin of Rising Sun added a year to her age on Aug. 5 and Brian Caffrey, son of Bob and Pat Caffrey, celebrated his big day on Aug. 6.
Charlie and Sharon Kennedy of Havre de Grace celebrated their wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.
My friend, Marlene Rose of Havre de Grace celebrated on Aug. 7. I think this birthday is a "special" one for Marlene, according to her brother, Alan. Best wishes! WWFC auxiliary member Phyllis Krick enjoyed birthday greetings on Aug. 7 as well.
Another Phyllis, Phyllis Crabbe Hopkins of Perryville, is a birthday celebrant today (Aug. 9).
A Variety Quarter Auction will be held on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the Cecil Whig newspaper building, 601 Bridge St., Elkton. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10, which includes dinner and two paddles. All proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life of Cecil County at Elkton. Items for auction include Vera Bradley bags, Longaberger baskets, Tastefully Simple food, PartyLite Candles, Avon, Pampered Chef kitchen tools and more. Mark your calendar, gather your quarters and plan to attend.
The Bainbridge Museum will hold a grand opening and open house on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m. at 6 S. Main St. (the old Bank Building) and it continues to be open every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. As their flier says, "You will be glad you came!!!" Ship 166 Navy Band and Ship 166 from Lancaster, Pa., are scheduled to appear for this "fun day for the whole family!"
The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. and at 98 N. Main Street, will be open on Aug. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Aug. 25.