WXCY and the Community Fire Company of Perryville with Nashville recording artist Katie Armiger will have a "Salute to Heroes" benefit event concert for the David Barr Jr. Memorial Fund this Saturday at the Minker Fire Hall. Tickets are limited to the first 400 people (21 and older). Call the hall to see if tickets are still available.

Friday, 17 January 2014 (BC)) $12.00 ticket, $5.00 extra.

Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Pandora bingo will be played tonight (Friday) at the American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., Aberdeen. Sponsored by Aberdeen High School Dance Team. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird starts at 6:50 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Food and drinks will be available.

Ross Eck is celebrating his birthday today (Jan. 17).

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Amy Donoho, daughter of Doug and Bonnie Donoho, is celebrating her birthday on Jan. 18. Lots of love on your birthday from Mom, Dad, Brendon, Mom Mom Peggy and Pop Pop Doc Scholl.

Jan. 19 is the birthday of Debbie Boyd – have a great day!

Robert Atlee Guns grandson of Francis and Ann will celebrate his birthday on Jan. 21.

Johanna and Alysia Bryan, twin daughters of Bill and Sheila Bryan, will celebrate their birthday on Jan. 22.

Happy Jan. 22 birthday to Ruth Lowe from the partners at the old Harford Duracool facility.

Frank Beveridge is also sent birthday wishes from the partners at the old Harford Duracool facility – his birthday is Jan. 22.

Happy birthday wishes to Tom McLaughlin from his wife, Sue, on celebrating his Jan. 20 birthday.

The 2012-2013 Grand Family (Hribar-Hall Administration) of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star sends birthday wishes and star love to: Sharon Earl on her Jan. 19 birthday; Ed Ford and Lois Robertson on their Jan. 20 birthdays; Donna Runyan on her Jan. 23 birthday; and Peggy Stone on her Jan. 24 birthday.

Happy Jan. 21 birthday to Glenn Beichler.

Bill Burrell will celebrate a Jan. 22 birthday.

Mary Lynn Snyder is send birthday wishes on her Jan. 24 birthday.

Pat Vandry will celebrate a birthday on Jan. 24. Happy birthday, Pat.

Jan. 24 bring anniversary wishes to two couples: Bill and Julie Burrell and Hans and Pat Vandry.

Roger and I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Saratoga to spend the weekend with our daughter, Ruthie, grand-daughter, Hannah, and son-in-law Karl Ventela. We were able to celebrate Christmas with the family. The original plan was to go to Charleston, S.C., to spend Christmas with Roger and Sarah Southall, but Ruthie was sick and their plans were halted. So we finally went up and enjoyed Santa's visit with the family. At the same time we celebrated Ruthie's birthday with a trip to her favorite lunch spot "The Circus Café." The atmosphere is all circus-related. The specialty dessert is cotton candy. After eating dessert we all left with blue mouths. Hannah was blue all over her face, it was adorable.

Jack and Samantha Green we also up in the Adirondack Mountains on a skiing weekend. They didn't have too much fun with all the rain and fog that hit the area over the weekend.

Sue and Gene Kelso enjoyed the weekend in Ocean City, MD.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Sharon Pryer, Ken McNeeley, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Babbie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing and Ed Almony.

Thank you to all those who submit articles for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at pvnotes@verizon.net. And don't forget to mark the subject line "ARTICLE FOR THE RECORD."

Today in Cecil County history: the first day a radio station operated out of the New Central Hotel in 1955.

Important dates in U.S. history: Benjamin Franklin was born in 1706. Happy birthday, Ben!!

Continued good wishes for a happy and prosperous new year.