The former Carriage House to the Tome Mansion was the scene of fascinating story-telling and scrumptious refreshments April 25 as the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation held its 38th annual General Meeting. After an abbreviated business meeting and election of officers for 2013, those assembled listened to a performance by an actor playing Dr. Williams Beanes as he spun a nail-biting account of his imprisonment by the British during the War of 1812, including his association with Francis Scott Key during the bombardment of Fort McHenry. Key penned the Star Spangled Banner, inspired by the battle as he witnessed it from the deck of a British ship. Former Paw Paw Museum curator Erika Quesenbery Sturgill introduced Dr. Beanes and then told the group about the British burning of Havre de Grace and the sparing of Port Deposit.
Watch for a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 4, at the Carriage House starting at 3 p.m. Pick up your tickets at BackFin Blues, at 19 S. Main Street. Call them for information at 410-378-CRAB.
Cory Mutter enjoyed birthday greetings on April 24. Best Wishes!
Speedy recovery to Teresa Bittner as she is undergoing rehab at Citizen's Care Center in Havre de Grace after falling and fracturing her pelvis. Cards would be welcome to River Walk, Room 13-B.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Karen and Jun Carag, of Rising Sun, as they celebrated 24 years of wedded bliss on April 24. Best wishes are sent out to Deacon Luke and wife Terri Yackley, of Perryville, as they celebrated 40 years of marriage on April 27.
Todd Duff celebrated his birthday April 28. Patsy Bennett, of Tome Highway, added a year to her age April 29, as did Lew Collins, of Elkton. Our daughter-in-law, Heather, also celebrated her big day on April 29.
April 30 was a special day for young David Barr, Dwayne Duff, and Cindy Bare.
J.C. McCall and Tyler McCall, sons of Carrie and Joel McCall, blew out 16 candles on May 1.
Two wedding anniversaries were celebrated on May 2: Deanna and Gary Tennis, of Burlin Road, and Rusty and Bonnie Eastridge, of Colora. Congrats!
Play bingo at the American Legion Post 135 Ladies Auxiliary's All-Day Bingo on Sunday, May 5, at the post home, 300 Cherry Street, Perryville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and early birds begin at 11:45 a.m.
Advance sale ride tickets for next week's carnival will be on sale starting Saturday, May 4, at Water Witch Fire Company's Woodlawn Station off Jacob Tome Highway from noon until 6 p.m. The tickets cost $12 each and will be good for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week. Plan to attend the Water Witch Fire Company Carnival from Monday, May 6 through Saturday, May 11. Rides and stands open at 6 p.m. each evening with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday.
Buy (or sell) your unwanted treasures at a yard sale sponsored by the Colora Civic Association on Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. until noon at the Colora Pharmacy, 2527 Jacob Tome Highway, Colora. To reserve a space, call April at 410- 658-7605. The 10-by10-foot spaces can be reserved for $10 each. Bring your own table.
Get ready to win Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags at Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, on Saturday, May 11, at a bingo sponsored by the Bethany's Angels Relay for Life Team. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 per person and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The unique thing about this bingo is that all the prizes are suitable to give to a MOM for Mother's Day, including the fillers and the raffles. All the door prizes are either "pink" for breast cancer or purple for Relay. So, bring all the Moms you can find to our team's bingo on May 11. Call Anne at 410-378-3338 for information or reservations.