Summer yard sale helps Children's Miracle Network [Perryville]

Want to make some money and help out a good cause at the same time? Join the Perryville Food Lion for their summer yard sale on Saturday, June 22; $10 per parking spot – buy as many parking spots as you think you need!

All proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Set up begins at 7 a.m. Yard sales will run from 8 – 2 p.m. The Food Lion will be grilling and selling refreshments. See Stephanie or Rachel at customer service to register. Rain date will be Sunday June 23.

The Bowen - Gunn Administration luncheon was held during the 115th annual Grand Session of the Grand Chapter of Maryland "Dreams, Friendships, and Memories" at the Clarion Fontainebleau Resort in Ocean City. Those honored were the Associate Grand Matron Bette Bowen and Associate Grand Patron William Gunn and their incoming Grand Family.

Election of officers for the 2013 – 2014 Grand Chapter of Maryland year also was held during the 115th annual Grand Session of the Grand Chapter of Maryland in Ocean City. The result of the elections were Worthy Grand Matron Bette Bowen, member of Oakland Chapter 67 and Marlboro Chapter 61 in Upper Marlboro; Worthy Grand Patron William Gunn member of Victory Chapter 40 in Aberdeen; Associate Grand Matron Claudia Eaton member of Annapolis Chapter 46; Associate Grand Patron Edsal Crouse, member of Harford Chapter 83 in Bel Air; Grand Secretary Donna Almony member of Parkton 42 in Freeland; Grand Treasurer Kevin Hribar, PGP, member of Gleaner Chapter 49 in Cockeysville; Grand Conductress Nancy Ford member of Highland Chapter 33 in Dundalk; Associate Grand Conductress Diane Smith a member of Havre de Grace Chapter 27 in Havre de Grace and Grand Trustee G. Phil Beeman, PGP a member of Mountain Chapter 15 in Frostburg.

On the final day of the Grand Sessions, installation of Officers was held with the following elected and appointed officers installed for the 2013-2014 year. Installed were Worthy Grand Matron Bette Bowen; Worthy Grand Patron William Gunn; Associate Grand Matron Claudia Eaton; Associate Grand Patron Edsal Crouse; Grand Secretary Donna Almony; Grand Treasurer Kevin Hribar, PGP; Grand Conductress Nancy Ford; Associate Grand Conductress Diane Smith; Grand Trustees Leslie Gilliam, PGM, Joan Morris, PGM and G. Phil Beeman; Grand Chaplain William Dula; Grand Lecturer Kay C. Bond, PGM; Grand Marshal Deborah L Raynovich; Grand Organist Nancy Natkin; Grand Adah Judith Stone; Grand Ruth Rachel Sunderland; Grand Esther Brenda Aliff; Grand Martha Linda Quillen; Grand Electa Susan Schupfer; Grand Warder James Bachtell and Grand Sentinel Ernest Birckhead. Following the installation a reception was held honoring the Worthy Grand Matron and Worthy Grand Patron.

Congratulations to the Cecil College basketball team as it celebrates its NJCAA Division II Region XX Championship. This is the Seahawks second title in three years.

The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum continues its summer concerts on Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. with Gray Larson and Cindy Kallet featuring songs of old and new from the New England martimes. Suggested donation is $10. The concerts are held at the museum at 100 Lafayette Street.

July 13 is the Diamond in the Rough Triathlon at Perryville Community Park. There is an entry fee for participants. Free for spectators. Event starts at 8 a.m. and runs until the last one is finished. Check web sites for more information or contact Neil Semmel @

Happy wedding anniversary to Tim and Debbie Zacharek on June 25.

Maurice and Dottie Arsenault are sent happy 52nd wedding anniversary wishes on June 21.

Walt and Barbara Clifford are send happy June 23rd wedding anniversary wishes.

Howard and Lois Wright are sent wedding anniversary wishes on June 28.

Belated birthday wishes are extended to Ellen Dinsmore on her June 14 birthday.

Condolences are extended to Jean Oliver-Haynes on the passing of her husband, Glenn Haynes. Brother Glenn served as Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star in 1959 – 1960. He was the oldest surviving Worthy Grand Patron in our state.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty Fayer, Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Gertrude Fassell, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ray Trott, Glenn Haynes, Ethel Dill, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet Wirtanen and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho and Peggy Scholl.

Summer worship times changed beginning June 16 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen: 9 a.m. is the traditional service with the contemporary service now starting at 10:30. Regular hours will return Sept. 8.

A quarter auction is planned Saturday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, to benefit Ray of Hope ministries. Doors open at 6 p.m. Maximum two paddles per person at $2 each. Food and beverages will be available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Basket and bag bingo is planned Friday, July 26 at the Aberdeen Fire Hall on Rogers Street to benefit the Bay Country Gentleman. Tickets are $12 with a $5 fee for extra card; doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour 410-273-7332 or Nancy Hobbs 410-877-3378. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

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Remember we live in the land of the free – because of the brave so thank a soldier today!

Today in history per the Cecil County Almanac: June 21 saw the first steamboat, Chesapeake, make a run from Baltimore to Frenchtown in 1813.

In U.S. History in 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state,

Many of the baby boomers may remember this one: On June 22, 1970, the right to vote was extended to 18-year-olds.

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