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Casino Night raises $1,700 for Port VFW's cancer aid, research fund

Four talented performers took the stage at the 2nd Annual Vegas Night Saturday at Port's VFW Post 8185. Guitarist Norman Gaither was followed by "Singing Cindi" Lamb. Then emcee and DJ Bob Cross performed several Neil Diamond tunes. The evening's entertainment was capped by Jesse McCarly with his "Powers of the Mind" show.

The event, sponsored by the four Cecil County Ladies Auxiliaries, raised more than $7,000 for the VFW's cancer aid and research fund. Dee Russo, District 10 president, welcomed 125 patrons and she thanked co-chairmen Linda Cotton and Kathy Heaton. Department of Maryland Ladies Auxiliary President Lyn MacArthur from VFW Post 5337 in Abingdon enjoyed the food, auctions and raffles – winning one of the four baskets of cheer.

Best wishes to Tasha Triplett as she celebrated on Feb. 16 and to Marcella Oliver who celebrated her birthday on Feb. 19. Susan Hopkins, formerly of Port, enjoyed birthday greetings on Feb. 19 as well.

Our neighbors in Perryville are looking forward to a quarter auction at the Susquehanna American Legion Post 135 tonight (Friday). The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the auction will start at 6:30. The Perryville post is at 300 Cherry St.

The Cecil County Relay for Life team "Cruisin' for a Cure" will sponsor their fourth annual "Showcase of Talent" tonight at the Elkton United Methodist Church, 219 E. Main St. The family-oriented show begins at 7 p.m. and is free, but freewill contributions will be accepted to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The American Legion Post 194, 336 E. Main St., Rising Sun, continues to have music on Friday nights – tonight's music is provided by "Kruisin Karaoke." And remember that Monday night is Wing Night, each Saturday is reserved for bingo and shrimp dinners are served on the second and fourth Sundays through March.

Monday night bingo is being played weekly at the Susquehanna American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville. Each night, 29 games of bingo will be played, with cash prizes, progressive jackpot and alert ball. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, has planned an open house for Saturday, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Stop by and tour the school, or visit Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Port Deposit Presbyterian Church, 44 S. Main St., will open the doors of its fellowship hall again for breakfast on Sunday, March 2 at 9 a.m. The public is invited to enjoy breakfast from 9 until 10 a.m. on the first Sunday of next month.

The Irish Jasper Green, regular performers at Port's Union Hotel, will sing at Prince of Peace Church in Edgewood on Saturday, March 8. The early St. Patrick's Day event will feature an Irish dinner and music from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling Jim, 443-512-0995. The event is sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, St. Kevin Division, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Harford County Division 1.

Tickets are flying out of the Parish Office for Good Shepherd's Annual St. Patrick's Day bull and oyster roast. This event is a local favorite and will be held on Sunday, March 16 at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road. Doors will open at noon, food will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. and music will be provided from 2 to 6 p.m. Local caterers Pit Stop will provide the food. Ticket prices were increased for the first time in 10 years to $42 per person and can be reserved by calling Marie at the Parish Office at 410-642-6534. All tickets are sold in advance.

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