Not much happening in Port this past week with most of the firemen away at the Maryland State Fireman's Convention in Ocean City. At the convention, Sunday's Memorial Service, Monday's meetings and fundraising bingo, Tuesday's equipment displays and vendors, and Wednesday's parade were well attended.
Port was in the news a lot the week before last, however, with most folks still in a state of shock in my neighborhood following the discovery of a little girl's body in a field behind my house. Kami Ring went missing on Monday morning, June 10, and after an extensive search her body was found in a field off Waibel Road that evening, very near the house where Kami had been visiting. Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of this 10-year-old, who lived with her family in Charlestown, was member of the Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown, and had just completed fourth grade at Charlestown Elementary.
The Cecil County Relay for Life Committee held their wrap-up pot luck dinner at Elkton High School on June 11. The total donations received for 2013 had risen to $125,000 and the group brain-stormed about possible last-minute fundraisers which would help the group reach their goal of $142,000. All the 43 teams were thanked at an Ice Cream Social held on June 18, at Union Hospital of Cecil County in Elkton.
The Countywide Ladies Auxiliary units gathered at Minker Hall in Perryville for their quarterly dinner meeting on June 12. The ladies raffled off four "themed buckets" and scheduled their next dinner meeting for September, which will be hosted by the Water Witch Fire Company ladies auxiliary at Port's VFW Post 8185.
Several women from Pleasant View Baptist Church, including Yvanna Bright, Annette Lyttle and Patricia Hayden attended Sandy Cove's most recent "Girl's Night Out" June 13. After a delicious dinner, the ladies enjoyed author Shaunti Feldhahn's presentation, entitled, "Thriving In a Do-It-All World."
Many happy returns of the day go out to Marie Tennis, Jackson Park Road, as she celebrated her birthday on June 15.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185, at 520 Susquehanna River Road, postponed June's dinner for the Perry Point Veterans last Sunday, June 16 due to scheduling difficulties.
Deanna Tennis, Port, subtracted a year from her age on June 19. Best wishes!
Today, June 21, is a memorable day for Daniel Eder, of Conowingo, and Kelly Smith, of Rising Sun, as they celebrate their birthdays today.
The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. and located at 98 N. Main Street, will be open on June 23 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Bainbridge Museum continues to open every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until December at 6 S. Main Street (the old Bank Building).
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company moved June's monthly meeting to Monday, June 24 at 7 p.m. in order to accommodate this year's state convention in Ocean City. The group will meet at House 2, Woodlawn Station, on the fourth Monday in June.