Football, fundraisers, celebrations in Port Deposit

September 19, 2012

Welcome, first day of fall.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Mary Ann Dabravalskas, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer recently. Her funeral Mass was held at Good Shepherd Church Saturday. Mary Ann raised her family in Conowingo, moving to a smaller home in Port Deposit after her husband, John, passed away. She eventually downsized even further, moving to the Greenway senior complex in Perryville a few years ago.

The Wellwood did a bang-up job at Good Shepherd School in Perryville Sunday by supplying hard crabs, fried chicken, pit beef and crab bisque for almost 200 Ravens/Eagles fans. The folks enjoyed the food while they watched the football game on the big screens and cheered on their team. Although the Eagles fans were outnumbered, their team was the eventual victor. Father Jay McKee thanked school parents, Dara Montgomery and Mary Austin, as well as school Principal Sharon Hodges for finding the perfect mix of food and football.

Members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company met on Monday, Sept. 17 at House 2 for their regular monthly meeting. The ladies have a fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185. Anne Gibson, ways and means chairman, announced that a basket bingo would be held that evening with all proceeds benefiting auxiliary programs.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 met on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the post home at 520 Susquehanna River Road for their regular monthly meeting. Their fall fundraiser – "Our Veterans Are Shining Stars" - has begun. Red and blue stars have been sold at $1 each to commemorate a living veteran and white stars have been sold to honor a deceased veteran. The stars have been sprinkled on the walls of the canteen for September. The second part of the fundraiser starts on Oct. 1, when sales of tickets for a "Movie Night" basket raffle will begin and the winner will be drawn on Oct. 27 at the Halloween Dance.

Joyce Eder, Conowingo, enjoyed birthday greetings Sept. 17.

Congratulations to Margaret and Thomas "Gene" Murray of Bel Air as they celebrated their wedding anniversary Sept. 21.

The Bainbridge Museum, at the foot of Jacob Tome Highway and at the rear of the Susky River Grille, will be open each weekend until the middle of December. The museum's current fundraiser is Tastefully Simple. Leave your order and payment when you visit the museum in September. Stop by on Saturdays or Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Paw Paw Museum's next open date will be Oct. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is at 98 N. Main St. and it features artifacts from Port Deposit including Civil War items from Snow's Battery (a local artillery unit) as well as information on the Susquehanna River, the railroads, the granite quarry and local families.

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