Perryville gearing up for Christmas festivals, tree-lighting

It took my breath away – the funeral procession for fallen Fire Policeman David Barr was unbelievable. It is a testament to the hero that he was. Godspeed, David Barr.

Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star honored its deputy grand lecturer, Sister Corine Lewis, at its last meeting. Worthy Matron Sister Carolyn Mathias presented a program on lights and wishes and presented Sister Corine with a bunch of yellow roses.

"O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree." Well, it is that time again folks. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in the lot adjacent to Rodgers Tavern will be Dec. 14 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. There will be caroling, Santa Claus, crafts for sale and light refreshments.

Calling all crafters to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen for a holiday bazaar on Saturday Dec. 7. The bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Anyone interested in selling crafts should call Becky at the St. Paul's office, 410-272-3111. This event is in conjunction with the Upper Chesapeake Chorus.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen will host a Christmas Concert by the world renowned singer-songwriter Charlie Zahm on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children under 16 are free. For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD 21001. Make checks to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Refreshments will be available in Fellowship Hall following the performance. For more information on Charlie go to

A variety quarter auction will be held today (Friday) at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall to benefit St. Paul's Women's Spring Retreat. Included are homemade and handmade, gift cards from local merchants and vendors including Longaberger, Stampin' Up, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay and others. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Paddles are $2 each, with a maximum of two. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Bring your quarters and have some fun.

There will be an Origami owl party, Sunday starting at 1 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. A light lunch and snacks will be served. Contact Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, to attend.

Happy 3rd birthday to my little pumpkin pie – my grand-daughter ,Hannah Ventela, who will celebrate the big No. 3 on Sunday, Nov. 24. Hannah is the daughter of Ruth and Karl Ventela. The family came in for the weekend and Hannah was so excited to see NaNa and Pop Pop. She never stopped talking. She is growing up so fast right before our eyes,.

Delcina Creswell is wished a very happy birthday.

Carl Ginneman Jr. is sent birthday wishes on his Nov. 23 birthday.

Ralph Speakman is having a birthday on Nov. 29.

Happy birthday to Vic Webb celebrating on Nov. 24.

Christy Ward is wished a very happy Nov. 26 birthday.

Birthday wishes are sent to Pam Illick, who will celebrate her birthday on Nov. 29.

Birthday wishes and get well wishes to Brother David Hall, who will celebrate his birthday on Nov. 25. Also he is sent get well wishes from surgery on his hand. Lots of love and best wishes from the Hribar and Hall Grand Family of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star.

The Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star Brother Bill Gunn is wished a very happy Oct. 29 birthday from the sisters and brothers of the state of Maryland.

Claudia Eaton the Associate Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star is sent birthday wishes from the Grand Family. Sister Claudia will celebrate on Nov. 25.

David and Eileen Schall are wished a very happy Nov. 24 anniversary.

Chunkie and Gil Nagle will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Nov. 28.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Debbie Raynovich, David Holley, Cal McMillion, Cheryl Simms, Gladys Watsic, David Holley, Mildred Martin, Cliff Voris, Eleanor Kight, Sharon Pryer, Ken McNeeley, Frankie Garland, Howard (Doc) Malin, Charles Schafer, Marianne Lilley, Dorothy Saunders, George Wilson, Mae Antonelli, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Jeannie Brison, Bobby Steward, Nancy Quinn, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Wayne Erickson, Pauline Gosweiler, Ed Illick, Rosemary Ronning, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Dennis Bolen, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Glynnis Perry, Paul Newcomer, Ginger Eastridge, Jeannie Bryson and Bonnie Plitcka.

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Today is history, Nov. 22: President John F. Kennedy Jr. was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, in 1963.

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