Big party season in full swing in Aberdeen

September 19, 2012

It's the beginning of a new season and party time is in full swing!

Aberdeen High School alumni groups have gathered for dinner and socializing. The Class of 1956 had some 40 graduates from near and far on Sept. 14, to exchange old stories, and new ones, at dinner at the Bayou Restaurant.

On the next evening, Sept. 15 at the Bayou, the big Aberdeen High School Alumni Association Biennial Dinner was held for a very enthusiastic group of more than 100.

Grads from far and wide socialized from 5 p.m. on to talk and sing, and remember old times. Not only does this association know how to party, but since the initiation of the group in the 1930s, they endeavored to fund civic projects within Aberdeen. Since the late 1980s, they have helped support the volunteer work done at the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum. This year, they have added the effort to fund a scholarship for some deserving Aberdeen High graduate who lives in Aberdeen, to attend Harford Community College.

And the partying will continue!

It was announced at the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce meeting on Sept. 11, that Aberdeen Proving Ground will be starting a new tradition next week.

In the Sept. 6 issue of the APG News a headline read, "APG Planning Inaugural Oktoberfest – Hooah With Oompah!"

"Mark your calendars and tell your neighbors and friends: APG will hold its first celebration of Oktoberfest, Sept. 27 through Sept. 30 on the installation's Shine Sports Field."

The four days of family fun and entertainment being planned for young and old include: German food and beverages, a Volksmarch, a Festhalle with live entertainment, carnival rides, a car show, fireworks and much more. The best part...the event is open to the public and admission is free.

The purpose of the social event is to foster friendship and strengthen existing bonds between Team APG and its community partners.

Guests can look forward to authentic German dishes provided by Prost Restaurant from Port Deposit – formerly of Aberdeen. Plus, each festival day features a ceremony that salutes a local community – the City of Aberdeen, the Town of Bel Air, the City of Havre de Grace and Cecil County.

"The City of Aberdeen is delighted that Gen. Robert Ferrell has reached out to the communities and wanted us to be a part of the Greater APG community," Aberdeen City Manager Doug Miller told the APG News. "We're very excited about this great spirit of cooperation and we are looking forward to the main event."

"The APG Oktoberfest is open to the general public for all to enjoy".

Much more information will be released through the "APG News" and on installation websites such as Morale, Welfare and Recreation's http://www.apgmwncom/oktoberfest.html and APG Facebook at,d/.

Aberdeen is invited on the first evening, Sept. 27. Join in for this gracious gesture!

Looking down the road to October, everyone in Aberdeen is advised by the City of Aberdeen that Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. will be recognized as Halloween...Keep this in mind as plans are made for children to have a fun and safe time!

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