Tonight (Friday) is the night for a quarter auction.
Help the Community (FISH) by bringing a non-perishable food item for a chance on a special drawing. Needed items are Chunky soups, pancake mix, pancake syrup, baked beans, mac and cheese dinners, spaghetti sauce, spaghetti noodles and canned pasta (spaghetti, lasagna, beef noodles).
The auction is sponsored by St. Paul's Lutheran Church and held in the Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen; doors open at 6 p.m., auction begins at 7.
Proceeds benefit National Youth Gathering. Items are handmade and homemade, with vendors and gift cards. Maximum two paddles per person at $2 each. Food and beverage available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. For more info call Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332.
All-you-can-eat breakfast at Harmony Lodge on Tome Highway is Saturday, Feb. 8, 7 to 10 a.m.
Cecil College will have a Casino Gaming School on Feb 4 at Elkton Station at 1 p.m. and on Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. at the North East Campus. For more information call 410-287-1615.
Josh and Angela Marvel enjoyed a long weekend in Ocean City.
Sara and Jimmy Bishop visited with Sara's parents in Lancaster, Pa. They live in northern New York and saw more snow this past weekend while visiting in southern Pennsylvania.
Donna and Rod Graybeal celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows on Jan. 26.
Jon and Edie Wilson just returned from the Poconos where they snow skied and snow-boarded. Also they said they enjoyed the warmth of the lodge.
Congratulations to Meryl McLaughlin, who was guest of honor at a birthday celebration over the weekend. Family, friends and Eastern Star sisters and brothers enjoyed fellowship in celebration of Meryl's 90th birthday.
Roger and I enjoyed a weekend in Saratoga, N.Y., visiting with our daughter, Ruthie, and her family: husband Karl and their daughter, Hannah. On Saturday we went to the movies to see "Frozen." Hannah thoroughly enjoyed the movie. She sat on her Pop Pop's lap watching the movie quite intensely, never taking her eyes off the screen except to grab another handful of popcorn! It was so cute watching her.
Happy Feb. 1 birthday to Sid Bowen, husband of Bette Bowen, who is serving as Worthy Grand Matron of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star.
Patti Snell will enjoy a Feb. 2 birthday as she watches to see if the groundhog sees his shadow.
Happy Feb. 1 birthday to Nancy Quinn.
Kim Shumaker will celebrate her birthday on Feb. 3.
Carol Zeller is wished a very happy Feb. 3 birthday.
Boots Sharpless is sent birthday wishes and greetings as she celebrates her Feb. 1 birthday.
Uncle Harvey Lehman is sent birthday wishes as he celebrates his Feb. 7 birthday.
Barb Dickson is sent birthday wishes from all the partners of the Old Harford Duracool. Barb will celebrate on Feb. 7.
Jeffrey Matthew Barton, son of Linda Southall Barton, will celebrate his 21st birthday Feb. 3. Love from the family – mom, Linda, and sister, Natalie, grandparents Herb and Mary Lou Southall, aunts, uncles and cousins, Roger and I, Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela, Roger and Sarah Southall, Janet Southall, Casey Wilson and Shirley, Don, Donny, Stephanie and Hannah Morse.
Steve and Jackie Russell will celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary on Feb. 3.
Janet and Bill Carter will celebrate an anniversary on Feb. 4.
Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, 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, Babbie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing and Ed Almony.
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Today in Cecil County history: Thomas Ward Veasey, governor from 1836 to 1839, was born at Cherry Grove in 1774.
Important dates in U.S. history, Jan. 30: Franklin D. Roosevelt was born in 1882.