Perryville Presbyterian bids farewell to long-time member, Louise Fagan

Perryville Presbyterian Church said farewell to one of its long-time members, as she left the U.S. to go back to live in her homeland of Scotland. Louise Fagan was honored by the members of the church with a brunch after their Sunday service. Pastor Allen Yuninger presided over the church service.

Several members of Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star attended the church service and brunch at the Perryville Presbyterian Church as they honored and said farewell to Fagan. Sister Louise is also a member of the Eastern Star Chapter. Those in attendance included Carolyn and Ron Mathias, Joyce and Ashley Caldwell, Diane Smith, Roger and I and Aileen Squires.

Congratulations to Pastor Neale Wirtanen, who just retired after 36 year of ministry at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Roger and I were privileged to serve as worship assistants on the last Sunday that Pastor Neale gave his final sermon. The week before, more than 200 family members and members of the congregation gathered at a retirement luncheon is his honor at the Bayou Restaurant in Havre de Grace. It was a bittersweet farewell to Pastor Neale for many of the members.

Come join a winning team – a five-week worship series beginning Easter Sunday, April 20 and running through May 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Come hear the new pastor and be a part of this exciting time. Pastor Stuart Luce will be happy to meet you. Worship times are 9 a.m. for a traditional service and 11 a.m. for a contemporary service. Christian education for all ages is at 10 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church also will hold a Good Friday Mini Day Camp on April 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the fellowship hall. For ages 4 to fourth grade.

Upcoming events in Perryville:

•April 12: Perryville Little League parade, 10 to 11 a.m.;

•May 1: National Walking Day, 4 p.m. at Perryville Park; and

•May 31: The Spring Fling and the CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk.

The CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk benefits the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be held at Perryville Middle School, 110 Aiken Ave. Start time is 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 12 and under. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. For on-line registration go to or Questions, call 443-907-2745 or email

My family celebrated the 64th wedding anniversary of Herbert and Mary Lou Southall Sunday with a lobsterfest in their honor. Those in attendance were Roger and I, Janet Southall and Linda Southall-Barton. Family members unable to attend were Shirley and Don Morse; Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela; Roger, Sarah and Caden Southall; Donny and Hannah Morse; Natalie and Jeffrey Barton. Mary Lou and "Sonny" (Herbert) were married at the home of Mary Lou's parents, Carl and Theresa Goodman, on March 31, 1950, a Friday night. Mary Lou did not want a Saturday wedding because it would have fallen on April Fools Day and she said she wasn't going to be married on April Fools Day. The best man was Bill Triplett, friend of the groom, and the maid of honor was Edith Goodman, sister of bride. The bride and groom honeymooned at Niagara Falls.

A yard sale to benefit the Youth Leadership Training Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rental is $10 for one 8-foot table. Questions contact Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332 or

Believe it or not it is time for the spring sports schedule at Perryville High School. Watch the column for schedules.

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

Happy birthday to Stephanie Amato as she celebrates her April 14 birthday.

Happy anniversary to Gary and Gail Ashby as they celebrate their April 13 anniversary.

Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Margaret Waldron, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, 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, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Babie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing, Beverly Narvell, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Toby Harvie and Ed Almony.

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Today in Cecil County history: William T. Malster, Baltimore mayor, was born in Chesapeake City in 1843.

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