Port says goodbye to February and winter while celebrating birthdays

As we say goodbye to February, let's say goodbye to winter as well. The mild temperatures last week were a welcome tease, reminding us of snowless days to come.

Much sympathy is extended to the families and friends of Floyd Allred of Colora, who passed away on Feb. 19 and Charles Adams of Port, who passed away Feb. 22.

Bethel AME Church sponsored the second session of their Women's Bible Study on Feb. 22, hosted by Cheryl Griffin. Stay tuned for Session Three.

Happy birthday to Carol Hopkins, High Street, as she celebrated Feb. 22, as did Shawn Pontown of Conowingo.

The first Perryville High School Booster Club lacrosse fundraiser was held in the banquet hall of the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185 Saturday. Meanwhile, VFW bartender Jane Sawyers ran a canteen party that same evening with the proceeds benefiting our Wounded Warriors.

On Feb. 23, cousins Jeannie Crabbe Weitzel and Amy Eaton enjoyed receiving birthday wishes. Nicole Norwood blew out 21 candles on Feb. 24, as did Nathan Anderson, formerly of Conowingo.

Elizabeth Deckman, 50-year member of the VFW Post 8185 Ladies Auxiliary, and Terry Heaton, former commander of Port's VFW Post 8185, both enjoyed birthday greetings Feb. 25, as did John "Buffy" Bittner.

Lu Helm, formerly of Colony Acres, celebrated a milestone Feb. 27 with her family. Her friends gathered at MacGregor's in Havre de Grace on Feb. 22 to wish her well and to gently push her "over the hill."

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. It costs $7 for adults and boasts a varied menu.

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

"Fat Tuesday" pancake suppers will be held on Tuesday, March 4 at St. Mary Anne's Episcopal Church, 317 S. Main St. in North East from 4:30 to 7 p.m., and at Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Nora Ryan from the Ladies Auxiliary to the Community Fire Company of Perryville reminded me that her ladies will sponsor a quarter auction on Saturday, March 8 in the Perryville Fire Hall, 920 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the auction will start at 7 p.m. Look for your favorite vendors. All proceeds will benefit the county's fire prevention program and this year's fire prevention ambassadors.

A spring gala will be held at The Wellwood, Charlestown, on Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. There will be dinner, open bar, music, dancing, live and silent auctions. Call Jack, 410-979-6225, for tickets. All proceeds will benefit Good Shepherd Catholic School.

Cathy Donley reports that Boy Scout Troop 143 will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the West Nottingham Presbyterian Church, Colora. Adults will eat for $8 while children 10 and under will eat for $4. There will be a bake sale as well as a silent auction table. Support your local scouts!

Ticket sales are brisk 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, 410-642-6534. All tickets are sold in advance.

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.

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