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Walking Day, Spring Fling, 5K and walk coming up in Perryville

Lots of events are coming up in Perryville:

May 1 – National Walking Day starts at 4 p.m. at the Perryville Park.

May 17 – The Spring Fling (note the new date), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Community Fire Company of Perryville, 920 Principio Furnace Road (Route 7), Perryville. It is sponsored by the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce. For additional information contact or 443-553-3579.

May 31 – The CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk to benefit the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be Saturday, May 31 at Perryville Middle School, 110 Aiken Ave. in Perryville. Start time is 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. For online registration go to or Questions contact 443-907-2745 or

The Perryville Lions Club will be taking pictures of children or pets with the Easter Bunny from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Perryville Outlet. Donation of $5.

The Grand Chapter of Maryland held Palm Sunday services at Bonnie Blink. Those attending from Havre de Grace Chapter 27 were Susie Passwaters, Worthy Matron; Diane Smith, secretary and she is serving the Grand Chapter as Associate Grand Matron; Joyce Caldwell, treasurer; Pam Whitecavage-Kincaid, Conductress; Aileen Squires, Marshal; Carolyn Mathias, organist; Ron Mathias, Past Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland, and I, an Associate Matron. Diane and Pam served on the Palm Sunday committee.

The Perryville Fire Company is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, April 27 starting at 7:30 am. Breakfast is on the fourth Sunday of each month and the cost is $8. Call 410-920-5079.

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 in Aberdeen. Come hear our 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.

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

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

Two new sites have been added to Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year, as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.

Pre-registration takes place through Wednesday, April 23, at or 410-457-2482.

Volunteers are asked to check in at 8:30 a.m. on April 26 at one of the following locations: Tydings Park in Havre de Grace; Conowingo Creek Boat Launch and Octoraro Creek in Conowingo; Community Park and Boat Launch (Garrett Island) in Perryville; and Marina Park and National Historic Tome School in Port Deposit.

Those interested in volunteering on Garrett Island should bring their kayaks and canoes and meet at the Boat Launch in Perryville. Boaters are also welcome.

Participants will fan out to spend the morning removing trash and other debris from the Upper Bay region, including the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River and tributaries that feed into the Susquehanna River.

River Sweep volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes and to bring work gloves. Volunteers who sign up in advance will receive lunch and a T-shirt (as supplies last).

Last year, approximately 775 volunteers donated their time during River Sweep. Volunteers, including individuals, families and youth groups, removed several tons of trash including tires, an old inflatable boat and debris from previous high-water events. Over the past 13 years, River Sweep volunteers have removed more than 72 tons of trash from area roads and waterways.

Sponsors of the 2014 River Sweep include Maryland Heritage Areas Authority and Exelon.

Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway is a nonprofit organization based in Darlington whose mission is to stimulate local economic activity by developing a link to natural, historic and cultural resources through land and water recreational trails. To date, 22 miles of continuous public recreation trails connecting Harford and Cecil counties have been constructed. The trail system also has been designated a priority segment of both the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail and the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. For more information about Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, visit

Birthday wishes are sent to Bill Fuentes from his wife, Eva, and son, Joshua. Bill celebrated on April 17.

Mike Caldwell is celebrating his birthday on April 20.

Belated birthday wishes to Linda Soukup, who celebrated on April 13.

Happy birthday to Jon Friedman, who will celebrate on April 26.

April 19 Pastor Lisa Watson-Hill will celebrate her birthday.

Happy anniversary to Eugene and Genevieve Boyd, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary on April 23. They were married in 1949.

April 24 is Lee and Joyce Turner's wedding anniversary. They are celebrating 53 years.

Condolences are sent to the family of Ralph Speakman.

Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, 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, Edwina Ewing, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Judy and Ernie Birckhead, Kay Lewis and Ed Almony.

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Today in Cecil County history, Gen. George Washington stopped at Head of Elk on the way to his Inauguration in 1789.

Today in U.S. history, Paul Revere took his famous ride in 1775.

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