Mark your calendars for Election Day in Perryville on Tuesday May 8. Do your civic duty and get out and vote!

The CGR Relentless 5K and Fun Walk will benefit The Cody G Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund. It will be held on June 2 in Perryville. The run/walk will start and end at Perryville Middle School. It will proceed down Aiken Ave, right on Broad Street, right on Susquehanna Avenue, left on Frenchtown Road, left on Broad Street, and left on Aiken Avenue. The walk route is only 3K and slightly different. We will have registration open on site on race day beginning at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds go toward the scholarships we will give to local Cecil and Harford County High School Seniors going on to running programs at the college level.

Applications are being accepted for the scholarships through April 30 and the application is also available on the website. Our mailing address is: The Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 853, Perryville MD, 21903.

The family is very thankful to the community for their support of this event.


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Texas Hold Em at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry Street Perryville will be held on Fridays May 4, 18 and June 1. Games start at 7 with registration at 6 p.m. Side game at 4 p.m.; $25 buy in. Also they will have a Saturday game on June 16. Games at 2 with registration at 1 p.m. Side game at 4 p.m.; buy in is $50. All fundraisers benefit American Legion Programs.

The annual Perryville Spring Fling will be held on May 12 this year beginning at 9 a.m. This event will be held at the Perryville Middle School and will consist of a fair with craft and food vendors, kid's games, entertainment, etc. Sponsored by the Perryville Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to participate in our second annual Spring Fling 5K and 1 Mile Walk.

With your participation, this year's event will be yet another success. Last years event helped the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce donate to such local organizations as Perryville High School (Track, Football and Field Hockey teams) Perryville Middle School (staff appreciation luncheon, holiday adopt-a-family), Perryville Elementary School (Earth Day Walk-a-Thon), the Destination Imagination team (trip to national tournament), Perryville volunteer fire company (annual donation), Cecil College (annual scholarship), Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenways (River Sweep), Perryville Little League and more. The proceeds from this event also go toward other community events such as the Autumnfest Parade and Festival.

It is also exciting to announce that part of the money raised from this event will go toward our newly formed fundraising partnership with the Perryville High School Football Booster Club and Cecil County Schools. This partnership has been developed to raise money to make upgrades to Perryville High Schools sports fields. The first project we will be tackling will be the replacement of the schools scoreboard. Other future projects include new storage facilities, resurfacing the stadium turf and the installation of a digital sign at Perryville High School's exit to announce the events going on at the school.

Therefore, please don't keep this event a secret from others. The more participants the better. Please forward this invitation to your friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, etc., etc., etc.

Unlike last year, you can now register and pay online at http://perryvillecc.org/?a=5k_app

To get more info on the race, the festival, and/or our organization please visit our website at http://www.perryvillecc.org.

For questions on the event or suggestions on how we may be able to expand our reach feel free to contact me.

Please take notice of the generosity of event partner sponsors: American Legion Susquehanna Post 135, Hollywood Casino, Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union, Delmarva Power, WXCY, Apple Outdoor Advertising, Cecil Whig, Town of Perryville and BodyForce Fitness

The First Baptist Church of Perryville will hold a community block party at the lot adjacent to Rodgers Tavern on May 19 from 1 – 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 from 10 at Trego Field in Perryville.

Birthday wishes are extended to Jane Gordon on her May 7 birthday.

Happy May 11 birthday to Seth Leach.

Glen and Libby Richardson are sent happy anniversary wishes for on their May 10th anniversary.

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, Craig Walker and Quinton Stepney.

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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.