People from afar for a homecoming in Port Deposit [Neighborhood column]

Tome United Methodist Church held Homecoming Sunday, Nov. 10, with services at 11 a.m. Folks returned to Port from all over including Palma Gibson Johnson from Sun City, Calif., Gary Baker from Middleberg, Va.; Mary Carolyn Ryan from Salisbury, along with Frannie Reynolds Kapral of Colora, Jane Drennen Corbin of Perryville and Frances Ryan. The church held a community outreach luncheon and clothing give-away on Saturday, Nov. 9. Tome's pastor Dr. Rev. William Crosson also serves the congregation at Mt. Pleasant in Colora.

As Mary Krauss, N. Main Street, approached her 90th birthday last month, her son Jimmy and his wife Mary arrived from Michigan on Oct. 25. That Sunday, Oct. 27, Mary and Jimmy and Mary were visited by nephew Joe and family from Baltimore, along with George Krauss from Aberdeen with his sister from Colora. On Monday, Oct. 28, grandson Jimmy Jr. and family visited from Pennsylvania and the group enjoyed dinner at Joe's Grog House on Port's South Main Street. Everyone was on hand to celebrate Mary's birthday on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and the visitors left for their homes in Michigan and Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Oct. 30.


Teresa Bittner, formerly of Port, celebrated her 90th birthday on Nov. 6 with her friends at Sunny Acres. Nieces, nephews, and friends visited during the week and four Bittner nieces (Peggy, Betty, Mary, and Helen) from Harford County treated her to lunch at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace on Nov. 9. Best wishes for many more!

Paula Hopkins Gilley of Colora blew out her candles on Nov. 6 and Amanda Poist, granddaughter of Carlene and Benny Poist, enjoyed birthday wishes on Nov. 8.


Dr. Leticia Galvez of Churchville celebrated her birthday on Nov. 11 as did Kathy Smith of Rising Sun and David Neff of Perryville. Donna Reynolds of Rising Sun celebrated her big day on Nov. 12. Sharon Nichols added a year to her age on Nov. 14 and "Goodie" McMullen and John Sice both celebrated on Nov. 15.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of David Barr Jr. as he succumbed to his injuries on Nov. 7 around 11 a.m. in the Hospice Unit of Christiana Hospital. Dave was hit by a car on Oct. 25 while he was directing traffic as Captain of Perryville's Fire Police. Dave's viewing is this afternoon (Friday, Nov. 15) from 1 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m. at Minker Hall, Community Fire Company of Perryville. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Minker Hall.

Janes United Methodist Church, presents "Joy-Full Songs," a free Thanksgiving concert, on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 5 p.m. Janes Church is at 213 Walnut Street in Rising Sun. Call 410-658-6800. Enjoy songs by soloist Cindi Lamb Wiley and the Janes Praise Band. Free will donations will benefit the Ray of Hope Mission Center.

Good Shepherd's annual Christmas Bazaar is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday 23 from 4 to 8 each evening. Spaghetti Suppers will be served each day from 4 to 7 p.m. Look forward to kids' activities, live entertainment, small silent auction, bake stand, basket wheel, beverage booth, raffles, pictures with Santa, and lots of vendors. The raffle prizes are a Cal Ripken signed jersey for first prize, a Cal Ripken signed bat for second prize, and two Ravens Super Bowl jerseys for third prize. Call the school at 410-642-6265 for info. This annual event is always a crowd-pleaser with great spaghetti, lots of games and raffles, entertainment, and fun for all.

The Bainbridge Museum, 6 S. Main Street, continues to open each weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Mary Krauss, N. Main Street, celebrated her 90th birthday on Oct. 29 with surprise visits from her sons, Jimmy and George and their families. An impromptu birthday lunch was held at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace, with 13 in attendance. Mary received 30 birthday cards and good wishes from all over.