Births and birthday wishes abound in Perryville

Congratulations to my cousin, Sharon Cawman, and her husband, Joe, on the birth of their grand-daughter, Gianna Paige Cermignano. She is the daughter of Krissi and Brian and was born July 13.

Belated birthday wishes to Ed Matthews who celebrated on July 11.

Jack and Beverly Tabor are wished a belated anniversary they celebrated on July 12.

Birthday wishes to my sister, Cindi Labant, who will celebrate on July 19.

Birthday wishes from Sonny and Mary Lou Southall to Sonny's sister, Peggy Scholl, who will celebrate her birthday on July 19.

Sonny and Mary Lou Southall also send birthday wishes to Bill Triplett on his July 19 birthday. Bill served as best man in their wedding more than 64 years ago.

Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star held its annual Grand Visitation meeting. Worthy Matron Sister Susie Passwaters greeted the Worthy Grand Matron Sister Claudie Eaton and Worthy Grand Patron Brother Edsal Crouse as well as their grand officers and guests. Also greeted were Sister Wilma J. Thompson, PGM, chairman of the Belmont Ball of the General Grand Chapter; Brother Jon Thompson, PGP, member, Scottish Rite Charities of the General Grand Chapter; Past Grand Matrons Bette Bowen, Edie Leach, Marianne Pryer and Juanita Bowers, PGM and Grand Trustee, and Jean Chance, PGM and Grand Lecturer. Past Grand Patrons – Bill Gunn, LeRoy Dill, David Hall, Wilbur Carr, Harold Bowers, Thomas Pryer, Robert Scheller and Kevin Hribar, PGP and Grand Treasurer, were welcomed, as were elected Grand Officers Sister Nancy Ford, Associate Grand Matron; Sister Diane Smith, Grand Conductress; Sister Madge Jones, Associate Grand Conductress. Other Grand Officers greeted Sister Gay Topper, Grand Chaplain; Sister Barbara Clark, Grand Marshall; Sister Bunny Russell, Grand Ruth; Sister Judith Hall, Grand Esther; Sister Brenda Compher, Grand Martha; Sister Margaret Caracciolo, Grand Electa; Sister Betty Jordan, Grand Warder and Brother Elbert Swiney, Grand Sentinel. Deputy Grand Lecturers greeted included Sisters Corine Lewis, Pat Dula, Betty Bollock, Phyllis Pahutski, Debbie Raynovich, Karen Smith, Sylvia Spriesterbach and Brother Sam Bowen. Grand Representative included Sisters Jeanne Gunn, Sandy Bonchu, Jean Penley, Elaine Niemeyer, Barbara Venable, Sue McLaughlin (DE) and Brothers Gerry Phillips, Bill Dula and John Thomas McLaughlin (DE). Worthy Matrons and Worthy Patrons from other chapters included: Sisters Joy Lou Fogle, Sylvia Spriesterbach, Judy Stone, Sandy Bonchu, Wilma Thompson, Evelyn Gregson, Virginia Fitzgerald, Shari Marley and Gerry Phillips, Dan Stone, Russ Bonchu, Robert Scheller, Robert Marley and Elbert Swiney. Also greeted were eight past matrons from other chapters, six visitors and the officers and members of Havre de Grace Chapter.

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

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be serving at Martha's Meal July 17 at Grove Presbyterian Church from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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.

Texas Hold'em is played 7 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Perryville American Legion Post 135, on Cherry Street in Perryville. $10 entry. Cash prizes, food and beverages available.

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 for adults, free for children under 14. For tickets mail a check to the church along with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information check out

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

The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge Museum, at 6 South Main Street 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 and is featuring period naval uniforms. For more information visit

A Basket Bingo is today (Friday) at American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., Aberdeen, sponsored by Oriole Advocates Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt corporation. $15 a ticket, $5 for extra packets. Doors open 6 p.m., early bird at 6:50 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets available by calling Jim Menendez, 410-647-2418, or Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Food and drinks will be available and will support the Harford County Sheriff Benevolence Fund.

Get well wishes are extended to Ron and Carolyn Mathias, Mary Walter, Frances Rosling, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Evalyn Owens, Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Kay Lewis, Lynn Schweizer, Betty Terry, Ed Almony, 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 and Edwina Ewing.

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This day in Cecil County, July 11, 1776: Maryland troops left Head of Elk for Philadelphia.

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