Water Witch fire company sells out of its barbecue chicken quick [Commentary]

Members of the Water Witch Fire Company barbecued chicken for the second time this season at Woodlawn Station off Tome Highway Saturday and sold out by 2:30 p.m. The next dinner is scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. Get there early!

Teams from Cecil County's Relay for Life event at Elkton participated in "Purple Friday" last week at the county seat. Along with food, music, raffles, plant sales, dress-up pictures and sidewalk writing – a large chalkboard was unveiled as part of the "Before I Die…" project. Several notables, including Harford County Executive Tari Moore and Elkton Mayor Joe Fisona, landed in "jail" and bystanders donated cash to effect their release. All proceeds benefited the 2013 Relay for Life.


Sammy Smith, Rising Sun, enjoyed birthday wishes on May 4 and Eddie Lowe of Zion celebrated his birthday on May 5.

Nadine Thomas of Perryville celebrated her big day on May 6 and Becky Poist enjoyed birthday greetings on May 7. Regina Pontown, daughter of Bob Pontown of Conowingo, added a year to her age on May 9 while David Fasterling of Colora blew out his candles on May 10.


American Legion Post 135 Auxiliary President Nancy Barr announced on May 5 that the auxiliary's monthly all-day bingo will take a break for the summer and hopefully return in the fall. She thanked Sunday's players for their consistent support and advised them to "watch the papers" for news that the bingo is starting up again.

The Water Witch Fire Company carnival continues through Saturday. Rides and stands open at 6 p.m. each evening with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday. The Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a raffle of a flat screen TV. Be sure to get your chances.

Buy (or sell) your unwanted treasures at a yard sale sponsored by the Colora Civic Association on Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon at the Colora Pharmacy, 2527 Jacob Tome Highway, Colora. To reserve a space, call April, 410- 658-7605. The 10-by-10-foot spaces can be reserved for $10 each. Bring your own table.

Get ready to win Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags at Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, on Saturday at a bingo sponsored by the "Bethany's Angels" Relay for Life Team. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $12 per person and all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. The unique thing about this bingo is that all the prizes are suitable to give to a mom for Mother's Day, including the fillers and the raffles. All the door prizes are either "pink" for breast cancer or purple for Relay. So, bring all the moms you can find to our team's bingo Saturday. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, for information or reservations.

The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. at 98 N. Main St., will open for the season on Sunday, May 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. Bring mom by after lunch or before dinner. The museum will be open on the second Sunday of the month from May through October.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, grand-moms, great-grand-moms and moms-to-be! It's your day on Sunday…enjoy every minute!