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Perryville Spring Fling, with 5K walk and 1-mile run, is May 12

Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause at Applebee's on Saturday. You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Havre de Grace 27 Order of the Eastern Star from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's at 991 Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754.

The annual Perryville Spring Fling will be held on May 12 at 9 a.m. This event will be held at Perryville Middle School and include a fair with craft and food vendors, kids games, entertainment, etc., sponsored by the Perryville Chamber of Commerce. A 5K run and 1 mile walk will begin at Perryville Middle School, go south on Aiken Avenue through Old Town Perryville and end back at the middle school. For more information, email the chamber president, president@perryvillecc.org, or contact Matt Roath, 443-350-6615.

The First Baptist Church of Perryville will hold a community block party at the lot adjacent to Rodgers Tavern on May 19 from 1 to 6 p.m. Food, games, prizes and a DJ will be at this free event.

May 16 will be the Outreach Programs Chief's Challenge Basketball and Skate Tournament beginning at 10 a.m. at Trego Field in Perryville.

Want to make some money and help out a good cause at the same time? Join Food Lion for its annual spring yard sale on April 28! Cost is $10 per parking spot – buy as many packing spots as you think you need. All proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Setup begins at 7 a.m. and the yard sale will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food Lion will be grilling and selling refreshments. The Say Cheese Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck will also be on site serving hot sandwiches. See Stephanie or Rachel at customer service to register. Rain day is May 5.

Havre de Grace Elks Club April events include bingo, April 25; breakfast, April 22; and Italian sub dinner, today (Friday), from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Havre de Grace Elks Lodge is having a Waffle Breakfast on Sunday, April 29, from 8 to 11 a.m. for $6. per person. Self-serve breakfast includes homemade waffles with your choice of toppings of apples, cherries, blueberries, syrup, whipped cream and butter. Included is bacon, sausage, tomato juice, orange juice, tea and coffee.

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways 12th annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, will take place in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and on Garrett Island on Saturday. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 in one of the five locations for registration: Tydings Park in Havre de Grace, Community Park and Boat Launch at River Road in Perryville, Marina Park and Octoraro Creek in Port Deposit. Volunteers interested in working on Garrett Island should meet at the Perryville Boat Launch during registration time. These volunteers need to bring their own boats or kayaks for transportation to and from Garrett Island and also be willing to collect and or haul trash and debris.

After registering, volunteers will fan out to spend the morning removing trash and other debris from the Upper Bay region, including the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River and tributaries that feed into the Susquehanna River.

With an early spring this year, underbrush may grow more quickly and cover over trash and debris sooner than usual. Those interested in participating in River Sweep can be involved in several ways before and after April 21st.

Sunday is the all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Perryville Fire Company's Minker Hall from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Menu includes eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, biscuits, pancakes, scrapple, sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, French toast, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk and OJ. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 and older and $5 for kids under 6.

Basket and Bags Bingo will be held today at St. Paul's Lutheran Church fellowship hall. This event is sponsored by the Aberdeen High School basketball team. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or emailing albert.nisticoIII@hcps.org. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for a bonus prize ticket. Tickets are $12 and extras are $5.

Shelley Hornberger will celebrate her birthday on April 22.

Happy birthday wishes to Ruth Ann Andrews, who will have a birthday April 29, as will Eugene Boyd (ps…it's his 89th! Wow!).

Kit Harris will have a birthday April 28.

John and Linda Jensen are wished a very happy April 27 wedding anniversary.

Eugene and Genevieve Boyd will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary April 23.

Susan Tucker is wished a happy April 30 birthday. Frank McClintock will also celebrate on the 30th.

Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to Nancy Barr, BJ McDowell, Tom Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Dottie Hinkson, Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Bill and Buelah Neff, Evalyn Owens, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Frances Riale, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Pam Illick, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, Roberrta Hammel, June Gangel, Marty and Joan Hamilton, Kit Mitchell, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Jim Miller, Marilyn Carlon, Darrell Cooper, Gisila Knapp, Carolyn Mitchell, Sylvia Miller, Susan Kogut, Pam Coakley, Anna Taylor, Tim and Sandy Brooks, Edith Goldsmith, Jim Gosweiler, Alice Mathias, Craig Walker and Quinton Stepney.

To my Perryville friends – thank you for all your emails and keep them coming in with messages about special family events, outings, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries or something special you would like to share in your "Around Town Perryville" column.

Please remember to put "Article for the Record" in the subject line of all emails sent to me. If I don't see that and your name is not familiar, I will not open the email. Also note, your submission must be in by Sunday to appear in the paper the following Friday. Thank you, Perryville.

Hope everyone got their taxes filed!

And remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave – thank a soldier today!

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