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Port Deposit celebrates 50 years of Water Witch EMS service

Happy 50th birthday to the Water Witch EMS unit. This milestone was celebrated on March 22 at the annual awards banquet.

The awards for services rendered in 2013 were bestowed by the leaders of the Water Witch Fire Company and Ladies Auxiliary Saturday at the VFW Post 8185, Port Deposit. The banquet was catered by Back Fin Blues.

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The evening was dedicated to David R. "Davey" Barr Jr., an early WWFC ambulance captain who suffered a line of duty death on Nov. 7, 2013.

Ladies Auxiliary president Stephanie Gibson gave the following service awards: Carlene Poist and Marie Tennis for 55 years of service, Marie Bannon for 50 years of service, and Anne Gibson, Maggie Jackson and Mary Krauss for 45 years of service. Ladies Auxiliary treasurer Charlotte LaFond provided incentive awards for all the ladies, with Carrie McCall receiving the top award for the most hours served. Representatives from the Harford-Cecil Firemen's Association Hall of Fame Committee inducted three ladies into the Hall of Fame: Anne Gibson, Stephanie Gibson and Carrie McCall. All three ladies had more than 20 years of service to the Water Witch Fire Company and had met all eligibility requirements. In addition to Harford-Cecil representatives Robyn Hahn, Ruth Tolliver, Eileen Edelin and Ruth Gonce, town and county representatives added proclamations from the town of Port Deposit, from Cecil County government and from Maryland. Congratulations to Wayne Tome Sr. and his EMS unit and congratulations to all the ladies! The fire side awards will be reported next week.

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B.J. Nastick, Havre de Grace, received happy birthday wishes on March 23, as did my cousin, Mary Anne Bitner Kenner.

Happy anniversary wishes are extended to Kathy and David Collette, Perryville, as they celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary on March 25.

My husband, Rick, and his twin sister, Karen, enjoyed birthday greetings on March 26, as did Dorothy Miller, of Rising Sun. Charlie Kennedy of Havre de Grace and Charlotte Turner of White Marsh celebrated birthdays on March 27. Taliah Kornegan, daughter of Jody Fitt, blew out 19 candles on March 27 as well.

The Knights of Columbus Council 2002 will again sponsor a Lenten Fish Fry today (Friday) at Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville. Fish and shrimp dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Check 'em out!

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The American Legion Post 19, 338 E. Main St. in Rising Sun, provides music every Friday night and "DJ Vic Bird" will perform tonight. Bingo is played on Saturdays at the American Legion and wing nights are every Monday. A limited lunch menu is offered weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company will sponsor a basket bingo on Saturday, March 29 at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and reservations can be made by calling Anne, 410-378-3338.

Wayne Hill, chairman of the board of directors of the Bainbridge Museum, reminds everyone that the museum, at 6 S. Main St. in the historic Bank Building, is open year-round. The museum is centrally located in the town square, displays are updated regularly and admission is free. The museum opens each Saturday and Sunday from 1 until 5 p.m.

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, April 6 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Breakfast for an adult will cost $7 and the varied menu is sure to please. Call the school, 410-642-6265, for additional info.

Get your quarters ready! The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a quarter auction at the post home at 520 Susquehanna River Road on Sunday, April 6. The doors will open at noon, lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and the auction will start at 2 p.m. The $10 ticket includes lunch and two paddles. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, for information. Proceeds will benefit veterans programs.

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