Farmers market open Fridays in Perryville, breakfast is Sunday

The Perryville Farmers Market is open every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the corner of Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive in Lower Ferry Park downtown Perryville. Vendors are selling produce, crafts, baked goods and more.

An all-you-can-eat breakfast is Sunday at the Perryville Fire Company, 7:30 am to 11:30 a.m. Call 410-920-5079. See you there!

Texas Hold'em is held 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday at the Perryville American Legion Post 135 on Cherry Street in Perryville. $10 entry. Cash prizes; food and beverages available.

There will be a Crusader Ride and Poker Run with pig roast beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Good Shepard Catholic School, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville. Registration at 10 am. Ride starts at 11:30. For more information check

The 4th annual Toys for Tots Christmas in June will be held on Friday, June 27 at the Furnace Bay Golf Course in Perryville. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. A reception dinner and awards banquet will be held at 3 p.m. Cost is $340 per foursome ($85 per golfer). There are sponsorship opportunities available. Please register online at Deadline is today (Friday).

An evening concert with Charlie Zahm will be held on Friday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Cost is $10, children under 14 are free. For tickets mail a check to the church along with a self addressed stamped envelope. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information visit

The Perryville Lions Club and Port Deposit Lions Club hosted Richard Gilbert at their combined dinner meeting in March. Gilbert is the travel trade sales manager for the Maryland Office of Tourism.

Getting caught up in election news…Ray Ryan and Barbara Brown were all re-elected to their posts on the Perryville town council and Jim Eberhardt as mayor.

In celebration of Maryland Arbor Day, the Perryville Lions Club presented a Norway spruce seedling to 52 Perryville Elementary School fourth-grade students.

A luncheon honoring the incoming Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland was held at the Hunt Valley Inn during the annual Grand Chapter sessions. Honored were Claudia A. Eaton and Edsel B. Crouse along with their new corps of grand officers for 2014-2015. This event being prior to elections only the following grand family members were honored including: Associate Grand Matron, Nancy L. Ford; Grand Conductress Diane J. Smith; Grand Trustee Joan Morris, PGM & Phil Beeman, PGP; Grand Chaplain Gay S. Topper; Grand Lecturer Jean Chance, PGM; Grand Marshal Barbara Clark; Grand Organist D. Lynn Neweman; Grand Adah Susan E. Passwaters; Grand Ruth Bunny Russell; Grand Esther Judith A. Hall; Grand Martha Brenda Compher; Grand Electa Margaret Caracciolo; Grand Warder E. Betty Jordan; and Grand Sentinel Elbert Swiney

Mark the following dates on your calendar for the Water Witch Fire Company chicken barbecue: Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8.

Happy belated Flag Day birthday to Ellen Dinsmore.

Also a happy belated birthday to Gary Ashby who celebrated on June 10.

Happy 53rd wedding anniversary to Maurice and Dottie Arsenault.

The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge Museum, at 6 S. Main St. in Port Deposit, is open year-round on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum houses one of the most unique naval collections in the USA. Now on display are period naval uniforms. For more information visit

Congratulations to Reba and Nate McKinzie on the birth of their daughter, Lelya Raye, on Friday June 13tat 4:15 p.m. Lelya weighed in at 6 pounds and was 18 inches long. She is the grand-daughter of Cheryl and Bob Whited and great-grand-daughter of Peggy and Wilbur Scholl.

Get well wishes are extended to Ron Mathias and thinking of you wishes to his wife, Carolyn.

Get well wishes are also extended to Mary Walter.

Condolences are extended to the family of Eugene Boyd.

Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Kay Lewis, Virginia Phillips, Lynn Schweizer, Elbert Swiney, Madge Jones, Audrey Sauerhammer, Betty Terry, Carol Geck, Pat Hodgson, Ed Almony, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Nancy Quinn, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Edwina Ewing,

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This day in Cecil County history, June 20, St. Rose of Lima Church in Chesapeake City was dedicated in 1875.

On June 21 in U.S. history, Charles Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927 and the American Red Cross was founded in 1881.

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