Port Deposit: Christmas events in full swing

Saturday's Candlelight Tour, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation, was graced by perfect weather for a change and lots of folks were seen strolling up and down Main Street.

Tour Chairwoman Lois Ashworth said she was pleased with the turnout and Board Treasurer Patsy Grace reported a busy day selling tickets in the Bank Building. Dennis Bolen brought the street carolers back this year and Santa made an appearance at the Presbyterian Church. George Maldeis, Maggie Jackson and Beverly Narvell met lots of tour-goers while selling tour tickets at the Paw Paw Museum. Thanks to all those who patronized, worked or donated to this year's tour, especially the folks at Port's Apothecary for supplying the lovely poinsettias scattered throughout the "open for tour" buildings.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Flossie Phillips of Perryville as she passed away last week after a lengthy illness.

Congratulations to Frannie and Bill Kapral of Colora as they celebrated their wedding anniversary Dec. 1.

Nicholas Malone and Chris Malone, sons of Anna and Terry Malone of Conowingo, enjoyed birthday greetings Dec. 3.

Many happy returns of the day go out to Madeline Welsh of Perryville, as she celebrated her birthday Dec. 4.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the post home, 520 Susquehanna River Road. This event will be free to the children and grandchildren of the members and an invitation is being extended to the children in the community and their parents at a cost of $3 for each breakfast. Call 410-378-3338 for information. Reservations are strongly suggested since a limited number will be admitted at the door.

Good Shepherd Parish will sponsor its annual Christmas program, "Lessons and Carols," on Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Agnes' Church, Rising Sun. The parish choir will provide music in between the "lessons" and a meal will be shared in the downstairs hall. The public is invited to this traditional service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century.

The public is also invited to attend the Christmas music program presented by the Upper Chesapeake Community Band on Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 194, Rising Sun. The concert is free and sure to be a joyful addition to this holiday season.

The Bainbridge Museum will again be open Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. both days. The museum is at the foot of Jacob Tome Highway to the rear of the Susky River Grille.

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