Port raises money to help wounded veteran [Community]

March 01, 2013|By JoAnne Bierly

Two special fundraisers took place at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185 last weekend. In the big hall was a "celebration of love and support" for the Kessler Family, featuring several bands, a silent auction, raffles, food and door prizes.

The proceeds of that 12-hour fundraising marathon will benefit local wounded veteran, Jeffrey Kessler. Jeffrey will soon move into the home provided for him by Homes for Our Troops, but donations of materials plus private and corporate monetary funding is still necessary to make his home a reality. Thanks, Joyce Gilley!

That same evening, almost $1,000 was raised in the post canteen for the VFW's National Home for Children via a silent auction organized by Jane Peterson. Thanks, Jane!

Belated birthday greetings go to Juanita Shaffer, of Churchville, as she celebrated on Feb. 17. And Juanita's husband, Olan Shaffer, added a year to his age on Feb. 28.

Our grandson, Michael Conner Bierly, blew out three candles on his birthday cake at his home in Columbia on Feb. 22 along with his family, extended family, and little friends.

Donnie White, his daughter-in-law Ashley, and his friend Gwen Thompson, all celebrated birthdays with two homemade cakes at the VFW last Saturday night. Donnie's actual birthday was Feb. 22 and Gwen's actual birthday was Feb. 26. Best to all!

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Connie Poist Oppler, formerly of Port, as she passed away Feb. 21. Although Connie grew up in Port Deposit with her siblings Benny, Joyce, Janet, Catherine and Perry, she raised her family in Potomac. Her funeral services were at Patterson's Funeral Home on Feb. 26.

Jeannie Crabbe Weitzel, Conowingo, and her cousin, Amy Eaton, both enjoyed birthday wishes on Feb. 23. Our daughter-in-law's mom, Carolyn Green of Grasonville, celebrated her big day on the 23rd as well.

Nicole Norwood celebrated her 20th birthday on Feb. 24, Nathan Anderson of Delta added a year to his age (39) on the same day. Liz Deckman and John "Buffy" Bittner celebrated their birthdays on Feb. 25.

Joseph Avery Holbrook, great-grandson of Eleanor Sellare of Rising Sun, turned 7 on Feb. 27, as did Lu Ellen Helm of Bulle Rock. Lu has been visiting her new grandson, Griffin, at his home in Kansas City.

Becky Narvell Wagoner, daughter of Bev and Lawson Narvell, celebrated her Leap Year birthday on Feb. 28.

The Knights of Columbus Council 2002 will serve a Fish Fry on Friday, March 1 in Cifaldo Hall, Good Shepherd School, 810 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Three options will be offered: fish dinner for $6, steamed shrimp dinner for $10, and combo fish and shrimp dinner for $10. Carryouts will be available.

Jordan David Barr, grandson of Dave and Donna Barr, will blow out 19 candles today as he celebrates today (March 1).

A "Spring Basket Bingo" will be held on Saturday, March 2 at Union United Methodist Church, 440 Union Church Road, Elkton. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 2 p.m. Card packages are $10. Refreshments will be available. All proceeds will benefit the Cecil County Relay for Life team, "One Life to Live." Bring a canned good and get a free game card. For additional information, call Donna at 443-907-2275.

Good Shepherd School, 800 Aiken Avenue, Perryville, will sponsor an All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast on Sunday, March 3 in Cifaldo Hall. The varied menu is sure to please. Food is served from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

More from Good Shepherd: The seventh annual Not So Silent Auction is scheduled for Saturday, March 9 in the school hall from 5 to 9 p.m. Look for raffles, great food, games and prizes for the kids and, of course, Silent, Live, and Chinese Auctions. Call the school for more at 410-642-6265.

Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor a Monthly breakfast from 7:30 to ll:30 a.m. in the Social Hall at 2600 Castleton Road.

Watch for Port's first mural to appear on the front wall of the Port Deposit Post Office building at the foot of Jacob Tome Highway.

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