Port Deposit: Homes opening for Candlelight Tour Saturday

The Port Deposit Heritage Corporation is preparing for the Christmas Candlelight Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1 from noon until 5 p.m. throughout Main Street. The $15 tour tickets may be purchased in the center of town at The Bank Building or at the Paw Paw Museum, 98 N. Main St. Why not start off with lunch at one of Port's restaurants? All six eateries are in the same general area in the center of town, with one on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. Port's restaurants include The Hidden Bean, C.M. Tugs, Joe's Grog House, BackFin Blues, DiLorenzo's (formerly Winchester's) and the Susky River Grille. In addition, continuing north on Route 222, you will find the Union Hotel, between Port Deposit and the Conowingo Dam.

Eight of the 12 stops om the tour are residences, one is a bed and breakfast, one is the Heritage's Museum, one is the former Cecil National Bank Building and one is a church, Port Deposit Presbyterian Church. The church plans to have vendors in the fellowship hall along with a bake sale and a soup sale. In addition, this location will feature music throughout the day. Eight of the stops are on South Main Street while three are on North Main Street and one is on Center Street. PDHC Director and Tour Chairman Lois Ashworth invited newcomers and old stand-bys to show their homes this year. Go to pawpawmuseum@gmail.com for more information.

The VFW Department of Maryland Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Christmas Conference on Sunday, Dec. 2 in Federalsburg. Representatives from the four Cecil County posts will join auxiliary units from all over the state for a day of education, networking, recognition and fellowship.

Thanks to all those who worked, donated or patronized Saturday's Christmas Prize Bingo to benefit the Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company at the Post 8185 VFW in Port Deposit. Ways and Means Chairman Anne Gibson purchased more than 50 items to be used as prizes, including dolls, games, appliances, electronics, toys, household items, gift cards and tools. Fire Company members helped call back numbers and ladies auxiliary members worked the floor and the kitchen. All proceeds will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary, and ultimately the Water Witch Fire Company.

My old friend, Patti Fox Fitt of Perryville, enjoyed birthday greetings on Nov. 27, as did the son of Patti's cousin. Dane Madron, son of Mary Beth Craig Madron, celebrated his 38th birthday.

Happy birthday to Kimberly Hasson, daughter of Susan and Nornie Hasson of Colora, as she celebrated on Nov. 29. Former Rising Sun-ite, Lori Martin, blew out 38 candles the same day.

Aberdeen friend Divina Dominguez adds a year to her age today (Nov. 30.)

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 8 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 their annual Christmas program, "Lessons and Carols," on Sunday, Dec. 9 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.

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