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Perryville to celebrate fall with Autumnfest parade, festival

BY BEVERLY SOUTHALL, 410-378-4577

October 10, 2012

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Saturday is the Autumnfest Parade, sponsored by the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce, starting at 10 a.m. at Perryville Middle School on Aiken Avenue.

Autumnfest will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine on Roundhouse Drive adjacent to Rodgers Tavern. Entertainment, food, crafts, amusements and family fund.

A Halloween party is 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the town hall parking lot. Parents must accompany children. Costume required for children ages 12 and under. This event is rain or shine - a tent will be provided!

The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served at Harmony Lodge Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The lodge is at 1510 Tome Highway, Port Deposit. Menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, scrapple, home fries, pancakes, dried beef gravy and sausage gravy and biscuits. Proceeds benefit the lodge's scholarship program.

Welcome aboard to the following new Town of Perryville employees: Kelli Jamison, Ralph Ryan, Susan O'Neill, Jeff Artrip, Stephen Rennioll and Jeff Morton.

Remember Fire Prevention Week. This year's theme "Have Two Ways Out." The Cecil County Fireman's Association Fire Prevention Committee will be holding its ninth annual Cecil County Volunteer Fireman's Fire Prevention Awareness Day at the Elkton Super Walmart on Sunday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The program will include fire departments from Cecil County, fire equipment, Maryland State Police, Elkton Police, fire prevention ambassadors, Sparky the Fire Dog, the new command center and the state fire marshal representative and several other programs.

In addition they will have a moon bounce and raffles and the Magic of Guildo from noon to 1 p.m. Smoke alarms, hearing impaired alarms and carbon monoxide alarms and batteries will be free to those in need of one. Fire safety is a year-round effort, but Fire Prevention Week October 7 to 14 is the prime opportunity to drive these messages home as the fire and emergency service and civilians across the country rally around the issue. Each day, members of the fire and emergency see real-life examples of how fire damages people's lives and the events that often precipitate them.

Remember to change your clocks back on Nov. 4 and it's also time to check your smoke alarm batteries. Remember to practice fire prevention all year long.

Perryville High School Class of 1972 is invited to a reunion Oct. 20 in Bel Air. For more information email Linda Land Vest, vestshelton@aol.com.

Every Friday and Saturday through October you can visit the Havre de Grace haunted tours at 7 and 8:30 p.m. For more information contact http://www.hdghauntedhist@hotmail.com or 410-939-1811.

Saturday is a Vera Bradley and Pandora bingo, $12 tickets, $5 extra. Sponsored by the Aberdeen High School Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA), it will be at the American Legion Bernard Tobin post at 44 Parke St. in Aberdeen. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Lisa Whittie, 410-273-7393.

Oct. 19 is a Basket Bingo, $12 tickets, $5 extra, sponsored by AMC – Harford County Chapter, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Diane Leadore, 410-272-6157.

Oct. 26 is a Vera Bradley and Pandora bingo, $12 tickets, $5 extra, sponsored by Victory Chapter 40 Order of the Eastern Star, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332 ,or Sandy Matthews, 410-272-9130.

Saturday, Oct. 27 is a Basket and Gift Card Bingo, sponsored by Edgewood Park and Recreational Council to benefit the Edgewood High School boys basketball team, at Edgewood High School cafeteria, 2415 Willoughby Beach Road, Edgewood. Doors open at noon, early bird is at 12:50 p.m. and bingo begins at 1 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Austin, 302-439-0135 or email to ewoodcoach@gmail.com

Birthday wishes to Bo Sinclair who celebrates on the 12th.

Happy anniversary to Sheila and Bill Bryan on their Oct. 14 anniversary.

Phil and Candy Powell are sent anniversary wishes on their Oct. 17 anniversary.

Tim and Sandy Brooks will celebrate their anniversary on Oct. 20 – happy anniversary!

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Frances Riale, Frank Whitecavage, Louise Fagan, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho and Peggy Scholl.

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

Today in Cecil County history – Oct. 12 - The county's first agricultural fair was held in Elkton in 1880.

U.S. history – Oct. 12 – the history books say Columbus Discovered America in 1492 – that was way back in my day….now they are calling it Discoverer's Day?