The 2014 Cecil County Relay for Life "kicked-off" Saturday at the Moose Lodge, Elkton. This year's event will be held on Friday, May 29 to Saturday, May 30 on the track at Elkton High School. Teams from all over Cecil County gathered Saturday for munchies at the Moose Club. Kick-off Chairman Yaz Watters made good use of the Disney theme by dressing as "Minnie Mouse." Information was dispersed to all the team captains and cancer trivia buffs won prizes. The team captains will next meet on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. at Elkton High School. Want to start a team in Cecil County? I can point the way. Relay Chairman Sabrina Scholl from Rising Sun needs all the teams she can muster.

Speedy recovery to Lucile "Georgia" Gransky, Gotham Bush, as she has been under the weather lately.


Darrin Crabbe and Justin Sadler celebrated birthdays Saturday, Feb. 1.

Congratulations to Dan and Joyce Eder, Conowingo, as they celebrated their anniversary Feb. 1.

Best wishes to Sylvia Eney, Woodlawn Estates, and Wayne Tome, North Main Street, as they both enjoyed birthday greetings Feb. 2. Scott Brannan celebrated his birthday on Groundhog's Day as well. Dan Gagner, Camp Meeting Ground Road, added a year to his age Feb. 3.

Cinnamon Burkins and Delores Reynolds both enjoyed birthday wishes Feb. 5.

The officers and board of directors of the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. met Wednesday in the Paw Paw Museum. The board made plans for their annual general meeting coming up in April. Interested in Port's history? Stop by the Paw Paw Museum, 98 N. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month and meet Port's preservationists.

Thanks, Peggy Morrision, for announcing that the Perryville Lions Club is making creamy, light, cheesecake-like pies topped with cherries for Valentine's Day. Why not give a Valentine's pie to your loved one? Call 410-642-6330 to place your order by today (Friday). Your pies will be ready for pick-up on Thursday, Feb. 13 or on Friday, Feb, 14.

The Union United Methodist Church, 440 Union Church Road, Elkton, is planning a basket bingo church fundraiser for Saturday. Doors will open at 3 p.m. and the games will begin at 4 p.m. Admission package will cost $10, with extra packs priced at $5 each. Bring a non-perishable food and get a free game. Refreshments will be available for separate purchase. Call Donna, 443-907-2275, with questions. The church is on the corner of Leeds Road and Union Church Road.

The next monthly breakfast will be served at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, on Sunday starting at 7:30 a.m.

A basket bingo will be held at the American Legion Post 194, 336 Main Street, Rising Sun, on Sunday, Feb. 16. The doors will open at 2 p.m. and the games will start at 2:50 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. All proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 28, Rising Sun. Call 410-658-3915 for information or reservations.

Tickets just went on sale for Good Shepherd's Annual St. Patrick's Day Bull and Oyster Roast. This event is a local favorite and will be held on Sunday, March 16 at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road. Doors will open at noon, food will be served from 1 to 5 p.m. and music will be provided from 2 to 6 p.m. Local caterers Pit Stop will provide the food. Ticket prices were increased for the first time in 10 years to $42 per person and can be reserved by calling Marie at the Parish Office, 410-642-6534. All tickets are sold in advance.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company will meet on Monday, Feb. 17 for their regular monthly meeting at House 2, Woodlawn Station. Planning will get underway for both the fire company banquet on Saturday, March 22 and the ladies' basket bingo fundraiser on the following Saturday, March 29.