Perryville High hosting senior citizen dinner, dance Saturday

Join Perryville High School's National Honor Society for a fun night at the annual Senior Citizen Dinner Dance at the high school. Doors open at 5:15. The dinner/dance runs from 5:30 to 8:30. All local seniors come and enjoy a free night of fun including dinner and dancing. Limited to 75 people. Contact 410-996-6000 or

Palm Sunday service will be held at the Perryville United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church is at Broad Street and Susquehanna Avenue. All are welcome.

The Community Fire Company of Perryville recently named its Fire Ambassadors for 2013. George Logan V was named Little Fire Chief; Brooklyn Logan was named Little Miss Fire Prevention; Michaelia Patrick was named Miss Fire Prevention; Megan Gibson was named Junior Miss Fire Prevention and Dakota McClellan was named Junior Fire Chief.

The Perryville Lions Club will be taking pictures of children, adults or pets with the Easter Bunny on March 23 and 30 at the Perryville Outlet, Store 39, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donation of $5 each.

The formal opening of the 53rd "Oh the Places You'll Go with Rainbow" Grand Assembly Session was held at the Hunt Valley Inn last Friday. Laura Krahl, Grand Worthy Advisor for 2012-2013, greeted many special guests including Christine Roby, Supreme Deputy of Maryland, and Mary Adeline Bradford, PGWA and Supreme Worthy Advisor. Several members of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star, including the Worthy Grand Matron Debbie Hribar; Worthy Grand Patron David Hall; Associate Grand Matron Bette Bowen; Associate Grand Patron Bill Gunn; Grand Conductress Claudia Eaton; Associate Grand Matron Nancy Ford; Grand Chaplain Elaine Niemeyer; Grand Lecturer Jean Chance, PGM; Grand Ruth Beverly Geisler; Grand Electa Loretta Donaldson and me. There were other members of the Eastern Star in attendance, including Kevin Hribar, PGP, Judy Hall, Sam Bowen, Jeanne Gunn, Ed Ford, Chris Walz, Louise Fagan, Linda Quillen, Audrey Sauerhammer, PGM, Ernestine Hale, PGM, Shawn Garen, Debbie Reynovich, Charlene Recknor, Linda and Bill Sanner, Carolyn Mathias, Ron Mathias, PGP, Joyce Caldwell, Diane Smith, Aileen Squires, Louise Fagan and Ashley Caldwell from Bethel 55 Jobs Daughters International.

The Grand Bethel of Maryland Jobs Daughters International held its installation of officers for the March to September 2013 term Saturday at Camp Springs. Installed were Grand Bethel Honored Queen, Kara Jordan, PHQ from Bethel 41; Grand Bethel Senior Princess, Ashley Griffin, PHQ from Bethel 41; Grand Bethel Junior Princess, Alicia Hill, PHQ from Bethel 41 (Bel Air); Grand Bethel Guide, Cathy Savoie, PGGBHS & PHG 35 (Bel Air); Grand Bethel Marshal, Alaina McCurdy, PHQ 26; Grand Bethel Secretary, Countney DeBold, PGBHQ & PHQ 41 and 24; Grand Bethel Treasurer, Christina Griffin, PHQ 41; Grand Bethel First Messenger, Charlene Cloud, PHQ 42; Grand Bethel Second Messenger Sierra Cloud, PHQ 41; Grand Bethel Third Messenger, Blayze Miller, PHQ 55 (Port Deposit); Grand Bethel Fourth Messenger, Deanna Newcomer, PHQ 35 (Bel Air); Grand Bethel Fifth Messenger Shae' LePoe, PHQ 41; Grand Bethel Chaplain, Naomi Hoglund, PGQ 62; Grand Bethel Librarian, Dakota Cloud, PHQ 42; Grand Bethel Musician, Kayla Barrett, PHQ 42; Grand Bethel Senior Custodian, Alana Bielarski, PHQ 26 and Grand Bethel Junior Custodian, Samarah Poe, PHQ 41.

The Grand Officers of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star attended the installation of the Grand Bethel Officers. Those attending included Debbie Hribar, Worthy Grand Matron; David Hall, Worthy Grand Patron; Nancy Ford, Associate Grand Conductress; Elaine Niemeyer, Grand Chaplain; Judy Birckhead, Grand Marshal; Beverly Geisler, Grand Ruth; Loretta Donaldson and me, Grand Martha. Traveling companions also in attendance were Judy Hall, Chris Walz, Louise Fagan and Linda Quillen. Other OES members included Susie Passwaters, Carol Geck, David and Mary Lake, Carolyn Hill, Judy and Don Stone, Kathy Morgan, Pam and Cathy Savoie and Barbara Rouse.

Members of Bethel 55 Port Deposit who traveled to the installation included: Abby Keen, Isi Keen, Courtney Spangler, Sarah Rue, Blayze Miller and adults Margie Keen, Susie Passwaters and Holly Keen.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold Palm Sunday services on March 24 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m., Good Friday 7 p.m. Tenebrae service and Easter Festival Services (March 31) at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Dave and Kathy Collette are sent happy anniversary wishes from the ladies of the OWC on their March 25th anniversary.

Belated St. Patrick's Day anniversary wishes to Francis and Ann Guns.

Uncle Wilbur Scholl is sent birthday wishes on his March 27 birthday. Also, he is sent get well wishes.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty Fayer, Jim Fayer, June Yale, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, Gail Ashby, Kathy Collette, Herb Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Corine Yeagle, June Peddicord, Harriett Schmick, Arthur Holley, Gertrude Fassell, David and Mary Lake, Dona and Andy Larkins, Barbara Lucas, Bonnie Wagner, Cheryl Simms, Ann Hillsman, Ray Trott, Glenn Haynes, Jean Oliver-Haynes, Bonnie Plickta, Jim Penley, Randi Jenkins, Cindi Labant, Jimmy Glatts, Adam Zeller, Sheila Funk, Sandy Brooks, Glenn Beichler, Janet Wirtanen and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Cleo Ward and June Gangel.

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Remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave!! Thank a soldier today!

History in Cecil County – Colonel Tom Thumb and his wife gave an exhibition in Elkton in 1879.

In U.S. history on March 21, Johann Sebastian Bach is born in 1685.

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