Cecil County for Sandy Relief – join us in assisting the North Eastern Coast Recovery. Through Nov. 24 drop off new and gently used cooking supplies, cleaning supplies, housing supplies, blankets, clothing, gloves, coats, shoes as well as non-perishable food items and bottled water. Dropoff location is at the Perryville Outlet at Suite 24 (L L Bean) daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. This sponsored in part by Dottie Miller of Cloverly Farm, Coalition of Cecil County Chambers of Commerce, WXCY, Perryville Outlets, Martins Food, Cecil Whig, RNJ LLC, Amazing Grace Outreach Ministries and the Herald. For questions or additional information please contact Carol Brown, WPOC, 443-466-9582; Rob Juglerm AGOPM, 443-309-4845; or Math Roath, GPVCC, 443-350-6615.

Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star held a friendship meeting Nov. 14. The Worthy Matron Pam Whitecavage-Kincaid greeted 30 members and guests including Past Grand Patrons Ronald Mathias and LeRoy Dill; Grand Officers Bill Gunn, Associate Grand Patron, and me, as well as Deputy Grand Lecturers Corine Lewis and Pat Dula; Grand Representatives Becky Gjerdahl (Florida), Diane Smith (New Hampshire), Jean Penley (New York) and Tom McLaughlin (Alberta in Delaware); Worthy Matrons Jeanne Gunn, Becky Gjerdahl and Diane Schuler.

The Worthy Matron read a special poem giving thanks for friends, then all the chapter officers welcomed their special friendship guests from Highland Chapter 33, Victory Chapter 40, Gleaner 49, Harford 83, Trinity 99 and Ocararo 463, and presented them with a special gift. Worthy Matron Pam Kincaid welcomed Jeanne Gunn, Victory 40 in Aberdeen; Becky Gjerdahl, Harford 83, Bel Air; and Diane Schuler, Octoraro 463, Oxford, Pa. Worthy Patron Tom McLaughlin welcomed Bill Gunn, Victory 40, Aberdeen. Associate Matron Carolyn Mathias welcomed Brenda Compher, Harford 83, Bel Air, and Sister Corine Lewis, Gleaner 49, Cockeysville. Associate Patron Ron Mathias also welcomed Bill Gunn, who is also serving as associate grand patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star. Secretary Joyce Caldwell welcomed Jean Penley, Harford 83, Bel Air, and Lisa Frankhart, Octoraro 463, Oxford. Associate Conductress Hilda Brown welcomed Kay Lewis, Trinity 99, Cockeysville. Marshal Aileen Squires welcomed LeRoy Dill, Highland Chapter 33; Organist Rosalie Monath welcomed Jean Penley, Victory 40; Martha Jean Gamble welcomed me, Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter of Maryland; Electa Sue McLaughlin welcomed Audrey Perkins, Octoraro 463. And Warder Betty Neff welcomed Ethel Dill, Highland 33. Other guests included Pat and Bill Dula and Jane Knode. After distributing their gifts the chapter members and their guests joined in for a chorus of "Blest Be The Ties That Bind."

Trinity Chapter 99 will honor Kay Lewis on her 50th anniversary of her membership in the Order of the Eastern Star.


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And the Grand Officers of Maryland send birthday greetings and best wishes to Worthy Grand Patron David L. Hall on his Nov. 25 birthday and to Associate Grand Patron Bill Gunn, who will celebrate Nov. 29.

Harmony Lodge on Tome Highway will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday, Dec. 8 from 7 to 10 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas concert featuring Charlie Zahm on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale by calling 410-272-3111. $10 for adults and free for kids 16 and younger.

Happy 2nd birthday to our granddaughter, Hannah Elsy Ventela. The big two is Nov. 24. Hannah is the daughter of Ruth and Karl Ventela.

Birthday wishes are extended to Donna Lesinski on her Nov. 24 birthday.

Eileen and David Schall are sent Nov. 24 anniversary wishes.

Chunkie and Gil Nagle are sent anniversary wishes on Nov. 28.

Werner and Margarete Eichhammer will celebrate their wedding anniversary Nov. 30.

Happy anniversary to my sister and her husband, Susie and Jimmy Glatts, on Nov. 30. Their kids, Kelsey and Issi, also send lots of love.

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, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Corine Yeagle, June Peddicord, Harriett Schmick, Arthur Holley, Gertrude Fassell, David and Mary Lake, Andy Larkins, Barbara Lucas, Bonnie Wagner, Carolyn Kulp, Brenda Aliff, Joan Elliott, Cheryl Simms, Ann Hillsman, Elbert Swiney,and Donna Randi Jenkins, Walt Clifford, Adam Zeller, Jake Bauer, Susan Bollinger and Sandy Brooks.

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."

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

Today in Cecil County history: Trinity Episcopal Church in Elkton was dedicated in 1832.

US History: John F. Kennedy was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963

Happy Thanksgiving, Perryville!