Thoughts and prayers go to Wally Singleton after his surgery. Let's start a get well, thinking of you card campaign - send a get well wish or a thinking of you wish down to the Perryville Methodist Church, Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue, in Perryville 21903.

Get well to Bonnie Donoho, who is recovering from surgery.

Congratulations to Taylor Dodson, Katie Hendrix and Tate Tiemannn, choral students of Laurel Wacyk at Perryville High School, who were selected to participate in the recent National Association of Music Education All-National Honor mixed choir. The event culminated in a performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Condolences are extended to the families of Rhonda Thomas and Gladys Sentman.


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The ladies of the OWC had a crab feast at the home of Kathy and Dave Collette over the weekend. We and our husbands had a wonderful time, including Roger and I, Dave and Kathy Collette, Diane and Joe McGrillis, Joanne and Jim Roland and Patty and Julian Chernick.

Natasha Ebright is sent greetings on her Aug. 14 birthday.

John Blomquist is sent happy birthday wishes on Aug. 15.

Marta Sommer is sent birthday wishes on Aug. 13.

James Elsner Jr. will celebrate his birthday on Aug. 17 – happy day.

Happy birthday to Nancy Kosko on her Aug. 12 birthday from her husband, Rick, and her children, Erin and Michel, Mom Edith Foland and my family – Mary Lou, Herb, Roger and I, Ruth, Karl, Hannah, Roger, Sarah, Janet, Joann, Casey, Shirley, Don, Donny, Linda, Natalie and Jeffrey.

Boots Sharpless will celebrate her birthday on the 12th – have a great day Boots.

Cecil Jones will have a birthday on Aug. 15 – happy day from the Grand Family of 2012-2013 Eastern Star.

Sue Wooten is sent Aug. 15 birthday wishes.

Linda Southall-Barton is sent lots of love and wishes for a wonderful Aug. 16 birthday. Love and kisses from Natalie and Jeffrey. Also love and kisses from parents Herb and Mary Lou Southall and brother and sisters, Roger and I, Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela, Roger and Sarah Southall, Janet Southall, Joann and Casey Wilson, Don, Shirley and Donny Morse.

Happy Aug. 11 birthday to Donna Armijo.

Patty and Julian Chernick are sent anniversary wishes from the OWC – they celebrate on the 10th.

Becky and Chuck Kennedy will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Aug. 16, John and Suzy Keefer and David and Jenny Savin are celebrating Aug. 14.

Jason and Cindy Smith enjoyed a week in Ocean City but it was hot; all they did was sit on the beach and swim in the ocean and the pool.

Kim and Pat Simons enjoyed a week in the Poconos – they went to the race Sunday but were devastated by the tragedy that struck during the storms.

The 5th annual benefit 5K run/walk "Walk for Life" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 on the Ma & Pa Trail. This event is to benefit Alpha's Glory. Online registration at http://www.alphasglobry.org. Onsite registration will be held at 8 a.m.

An evening concert with Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks and Steve Hobson is set for today at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 16. Delight with us in the sounds of Celtic, Maritime, Early Americana and religious music. For tickets send a self- addressed stamped envelope to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen MD 21001. Questions call 410-272-3111. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets may be available at door. Proceeds to benefit the parsonage renovations. For information on Charlie Zahm, visit http://www.charliesahm.com.

Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to Aileen Squires, Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Evalyn Owens, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Frances Riale, Frank Whitecavage, Peggy Stone, Carol Itter, Carolyn Kulp, Ruth Bennett, John Witmer, Bonnie Wagner, Norris Cartwright, Sid Wooten, Kay Lewis, Gertrude Fassell, Mimsie Goodman, to the Johnston family especially baby Abigail, Ben Lim, Daisy Gue, Bob Reitz, Rita Clauss, Paula Jones, Jennifer Bortner, Sophie Hamel, Gail Burnheart, Shirley MacWilliams, Hazel Smith, Irene Stadick, Fay Coward, Charles Beckhardt, Sylvia Kirby, Stan Temple, Leona Vincent, Chris Walz, Mildred Martin, Ben Lim, Paula Jones, Wilbur Carr, Toby Harvie, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Pam Illick, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, 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, Rose Hunsicker, Anna Taylor, Tim and Sandy Brooks, Edith Goldsmith, Jim Gosweiler, Pauline Gosweiler, Travis Hollers, Mary Mitchell Craig Walker, Quinton Stepney, Nancy Barr, Bonnie Donoho, Mary Lou Southall and Herb Southall.

Thank you to all for sending in articles. Keep all those messages coming in about special family events, outings, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries or something special you would like to share in your "Around Town Perryville" column. Send your email to pvnotes@verizon.net and don't forget to note in the subject line "Article for the Record."

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

Today in Cecil County history – Elkton sold 192 tickets for the Tolchester excursion in 1795, but nearer and dearer to our heart in Cecil County history was Aug. 9, when George Washington dined at Rodgers Tavern in 1795.

In U.S. history, Herbert Hoover was born today in 1874 and Missouri became the 24th state in 1821.

Hope you are enjoying the Olympics – rock on USA!