Port Deposit remembers those who made the ultimate sacrifice

May 30, 2012

Memorial Day services were conducted by the VFW Post 8185 at two locations Sunday, May 27. The first wreath-laying ceremony took place at Harmony Chapel cemetery on Dr. Jack Road, Conowingo and included honor guards from Snow's Battery and the Rising Sun American Legion. Then, post commander D. Harvey Cunningham and his officers, VFW members and men's and ladies' auxiliary officers moved on to Memorial Plaza at the north end of Marina Park in Port. Following the wreath-laying ceremony there and 21-gun salute by the American Legion Post 194's honor guard, everyone gathered at the VFW Post 8185 at noon for a luncheon prepared by Pat Job. Ladies Auxiliary officers Janet Mortus, Ruth Turner and Stephanie Gibson assisted Pat with the luncheon and ladies auxiliary chaplain Linda Cotton said a prayer for the assembly, which included the honor guards, members and several guests.

Sunfest, Rising Sun's annual street festival, will be held Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The parade will start at 9 a.m. and the activities will begin at 10 a.m. throughout the town. There will be plenty of food, music, entertainment, vendors and fun for the whole family.

Earl and Joan Larue hosted a family reunion and Memorial Day get-together Saturday at their home on Abrahams Road. Lots of family and friends were on hand for the celebration.

Happy birthday to Harford County friend, Janet Jourdan of Dublin, as she celebrated on May 27.

And Loretta Nance of Elkton celebrated her big day with an overnight trip to Dover Downs last weekend. Her actual birthday was May 27. Best wishes!

Our Relay for Life team, "Bethany's Angels," along with 50 other teams, will walk all night tonight, (Friday, June 1) at 6 p.m. to Saturday, June 2 at 6 a.m. at Elkton High School. Longaberger Basket lovers, why not attend the Basket Bingo which starts at 10 p.m. tonight in Elkton High School's cafeteria? Call Ann, 410-378-3338, for more information about the bingo. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The 6th Annual Lower Susquehanna Rockfish Tournament will be held Saturday, June 2. Shore fishing is allowed from 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Marina Park in Port Deposit and Fisherman's Park in Darlington. Weigh stations will be open from noon until 4 p.m. at the Susky Grille in Port and at Fisherman's Park in Darlington. To register, please contact Randa, 410-378-9367, go to http://www.portdepositcc.org, or attend the captain's meeting tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. The entry fee is $50 and cash prizes are awarded to those who catch the top three fish. This is a great family event sponsored by Exelon.

June's Port Palooza, a monthly "first Saturday" event sponsored by the Port Deposit Chamber of Commerce and Exelon Energy, will be held Saturday, June 2, starting at 1 p.m. in the town square. Look for vendors, music and lots of things to see and do. The exhibit in the Bank Building will be a collection of various medium titled "Creatures of the Susquehanna, Real and Imagined." These original works of art are contributed by the Cecil County Boys and Girls Club. Martha Barchowski, past president of the club, will be on hand to answer any questions concerning this project.

Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will serve its last all-you-can-eat breakfast for this school year on Sunday, June 3 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Good Shepherd School will hold its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 9 from 2 until 8 p.m. There will be rides, games and food to be found on the school grounds of the school with parking behind the building. A car show will held in conjunction with the festival from noon until 6 p.m. Bring a lawn chair and plan to spend the day. A spaghetti supper will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. in the air-conditioned school hall to wrap up the day.

The Water Witch Fire Company will serve a chicken barbecue on Saturday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at House 2 off Tome Highway.

Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will prepare a barbecue chicken dinner for carryout only on Saturday, June 9 from 2 until 5 p.m. at 2600 Castleton Road. The cost of $10 includes half a chicken, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll.

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