Port VFW ladies auxiliary gets visit from national president

Kathy Heaton, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road, hosted a visit from Sissy Borel, national president of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Borel was accompanied by Department of Maryland President Lyn MacArthur of Abingdon and Department of Maryland Historian Libby DallaTezza of Keymar, and their husbands. Kathy and her officers provided lite fare for Sissy and her entourage. Borel hails from Starks, La., and she has been "on the road" since her installation as national president this summer. She visited nine states in August and so far her September visits total eight. Sissy expects to return to Louisiana on Sept. 15, but after a short break will get back on the road, making more visits to more VFW posts throughout the U.S.

Two Port Deposit sisters share more in common than just their last name of Gibson. Christine Gibson Farley and her sister, Elizabeth Gibson, were born on the same day, Sept. 12 – four years apart. On Tuesday, Christine said goodbye to her teens as she turned 20 on Sept. 12 while Elizabeth celebrated her "sweet 16" on the same day. Best wishes to both young ladies.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Austin Amos Jr. of Perryville, as he passed away last week at Calvert Nursing Home following a recent hospitalization at Harford Memorial Hospital. "Aussie" was a former mayor of Perryville as well as a member of the Community Fire Company of Perryville and former president of the Harford-Cecil Firemen's Association.

The Port Deposit Heritage Corporation's Basket and Bag Bingo will be held Saturday, their big annual fundraiser to support education, restoration and preservation efforts in the community. The bingo will be held at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road, and the doors will open at 5:30 with the games beginning at 7 p.m. All the prizes including the door prizes will be Longaberger or Vera Bradley products. The ticket price of $12 includes paper cards for 20 games and a chance on the door prizes. Raffle tickets, extra cards and refreshments will be available for separate purchase. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, to reserve your spot. Proceeds will benefit the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation which operates the Paw Paw Museum at 98 N. Main St. on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from May through October.

The 64th Annual Southern Lancaster County Community Fair will be held from Sept. 18 to 20. Entries and exhibits will be accepted from noon until 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. There will be lots of food and daily specials. Go to http://www.solancofair.net for details.

Boy Scout Troop 28 will sponsor a Basket Bingo on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the American Legion Post 194, 336 E. Main St., Rising Sun. The doors will open at 2 p.m., the early bird will be played at 2:50 p.m. and the games will start at 3 p.m. Call 410-658-3915 for info.

Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, has scheduled its annual golf tournament for Sept. 23 at Furnace Bay Golf Course, Perryville, and its annual crab feast catered by The Wellwood for Sunday, Sept. 29. Call Good Shepherd School, 410-642-6265, for information, to register a team or to purchase tickets.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a Quarter Auction on Sunday, Sept. 29 at the post home at 520 Susquehanna River Road. The doors will open at 1 p.m. and the auction will start at 2 p.m. The ticket cost will be $10 per person, which includes dinner and two paddles. Proceeds will benefit the VFW's programs which assist our local veterans. Call Anne 410-378-3338, for info or table reservations.

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