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Nine days of Cecil County Fair come to a close

The Cecil County Fair wrapped up after nine days of fun with only minimal weather disruptions last week. Livestock was auctioned, blue ribbons were awarded, cars were demolished, tractors pulled, politicians campaigned, churches reached out and businesses promoted their wares - all to show the best of what Cecil County has to offer.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Wade Turner, Nottingham, as he passed away last week at Franklin Square Hospital. Wade celebrated his 100th birthday with all of us at Good Shepherd's Annual St. Patrick's Day Bull Roast at Port's VFW last March. After suffering a fatal series of three heart attacks July 22, Wade was laid to rest at Bel Air Memorial Gardens Saturday. Condolences to his wife, Charlotte Crockett Turner, formerly of Havre de Grace, to his family and to his extended family.

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Pat Eastridge, Conowingo, is on the mend after undergoing a complete right knee replacement at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center with subsequent rehab in Lorien at Bulle Rock.

Not to be outdone by the Perryville High School Class of 1964, which is getting together in August for its 50th reunion, the Perryville High School Class of 1969 has scheduled its 45th reunion for September.

Kathy Heaton, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185, prepared lunch for the patrons of a quarter auction at Port VFW Post 8185 Sunday. The auxiliary sponsored the event to provide funds for upcoming projects to aid our local veterans. The next quarter auction fundraiser is scheduled for Sept. 28 at the post home, 520 Susquehanna River Road.

Dane Hall, grandson of Catherine Creswell, enjoyed birthday greetings on July 28.

Star Gulick, granddaughter of Bob Pontown, Conowingo, celebrated her big day on July 30.

The Water Witch Fire Company will prepare and serve a chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, Aug. 9 starting at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Station off Jacob Tome Highway.

The officers of the Bainbridge Museum are making plans for "Bainbridge Day" on Saturday, Aug. 16. Hopefully, the U.S. Coast Guard will bring a naval vessel to Port Deposit that day. As more pieces of the puzzle drop into place for "Bainbridge Day," more information will be relayed to the public. Plan to visit the Bainbridge Museum, 6 S. Main St., on Aug. 16 between 1 and 5 p.m.

Hopewell United Methodist Church in Port Deposit has long been an integral part of civic and religious life in our community. Thanks to the efforts of a young man who is a member of the church and a member of the Boy Scout troop affiliated with Hopewell United Methodist Church, the church's signs have been replaced with new maintenance-free materials.

Josh Schweers from Hopewell Troop 143 Port Deposit has always wanted to do something special for his church, and started planning his project last fall and attended a church board meeting to present his ideas for replacing the sign in the church parking lot and the sign at the corner of Hopewell Road and Tome Highway. With the help of family, friends and fellow scouts, and generous donations from the community and local businesses, Josh was able to reconstruct two of the church's signs for his Eagle Scout project.

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