By the start of the opening ceremonies at 6 p.m. last Friday, May 31, 43 teams had signed up for this year's Relay for Life event at Elkton High School. The weather cooperated, for a change, and there were no storms or resulting evacuations. After months of fundraising, the monies were totaled and this year's teams raised $121,637.16 by the closing ceremonies at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. Teams walked all night long around the track, without sleeping – because "cancer never sleeps."
Our little team from Port Deposit raised almost $7,000 and ended in sixth place out of the 43 teams. The winner of our "Dr. Seuss Family Movie Night Basket" was Barbara Reynolds of Warren, Ohio. You can support Havre de Grace's Relay for Life event tonight, June 7, starting at 6 p.m. at the Middle School complex.
Susan Hopkins of Irvine, Calif., and her friend, Michael Medland, returned to California June 1, after a week's vacation spent here in the Port Deposit area. Susan and Michael saw the Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals last Thursday evening and they toured the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last Friday. During the week, the pair visited Susan's aunt, Teresa Bittner, at Sunny Acres Assisted Living Facility, Susan's brothers, Buddy and Rick, as well as other family members and old friends.
Wayne Dunn, Rising Sun, enjoyed birthday well wishes on June 1. Wayne calls bingo at the Rising Sun McDonald's every Monday morning from 9 until 11 a.m.
Barbara Reynolds, of Warren, Ohio, returned to her home after spending three weeks with her sister, Patricia Eastridge, in Conowingo. Barbara enjoyed several evenings playing bingo and she participated in the Relay for Life at Elkton High School last Friday night.
Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, held graduation services on June 3 in Good Shepherd Church. The graduates and their families were treated to a reception in the school hall immediately following the graduation Mass, sponsored by the Good Shepherd Catholic School Alumni Association.
There will be no Port Deposit Heritage Corporation board meeting this month. The officers and board of directors will meet July 3 at 7:30 in the Paw Paw Building.
Happy birthday to Beth Caffrey as she celebrated her big day on June 4.
Best wishes to our daughter-in-law, Angie Bierly, as she enjoyed birthday greetings on June 5.
Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, will hold its 57th Summer Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 8, from noon until 6 p.m. in and on the school grounds. Spaghetti suppers will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. and there will be games, rides, raffles, vendors, pony rides, a puppet show and music. Mark your calendars and plan to come! For more information go to http://www.goodshepherdschool.net or call the school at 410-642-6265.
Darlington-Dublin VFW Post 10146, 3440 Conowingo Road, Street, will sponsor a dinner/dance on Saturday, June 8. Tickets are $l0 each and dinner is served at 6 p.m. with music following at 7 p.m.
The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. and located at 98 N. Main Street, will be open on June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on June 23. The Bainbridge Museum continues to open every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until December at 6 S. Main Street (the old Bank Building).