Condolences, congratulations and birthday wishes [Perryville]

The second annual Cody G. Richardson Relentless Run 5K and 3K fun walk will be held on June 1 at Perryville Middle School. This event benefits the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Registration and Packet pick up starts at 8 a.m. with the runners taking off at 9 a.m. and walkers at 9:05. There will be a cash prize for the first place male and female finishers. There will also be first through third place winner awards. Donations can be mailed to Box 853, Perryville, MD 21903; please make checks out to the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Fund. To register please go to or to

Perryville Election Day will is May 14. The Perryville Town Meeting is at 7 p.m. May 7 at town hall.

A Ripken Crab Feast will be July 12 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Ripken Stadium. Menu includes crabs, hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, beer tea, soda, water and cookies. Ticket price $48 per person with $25 per person due May 12 and the balance due June 10. Ticket price also includes the ball game, an IronBirds baseball cap, the crab feast and fireworks after the game. Send full payment by May 12 and be entered in a drawing to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game. For details, please contact Dennis Bolen at 410-459-7179.

Relay for Life of Havre de Grace will be June 7 – 8 from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Havre de Grace High School. Call 410-933-5214.

Condolences are sent to the families of Beverly Buck Graybeal, Cleo Ward, Frank Kruczynski and Dale Hash.

Congratulations to Chuck Brennan on his initiation into Havre de Grace Chapter No. 27 Order of the Eastern Star.

Congratulations to Lee and Joyce Turner on their 52nd wedding anniversary on April 21.

Happy April 26 birthday to Jon Friedman.

Judy Birckhead is sent birthday wishes from the Grand Family of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star on her April 27 birthday.

Happy April 29 birthday to Ruth Ann Andrews.

Eugene Boyd will celebrate his birthday on April 29.

Kit Harris sent April 28 birthday wishes.

Frank McClintock will have a birthday on April 30.

Dennis Funk in sent best wishes on his May 3 birthday.

Happy May 1 birthday to Earl Chaney.

Mark your calendar for an evening concert with Charlie Zahm along with fiddler Tad Marks and guitarist Steve Hobson at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on July 12. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Adults $10. Children under 16 are free.

Longaberger Basket bingo is planned today (Friday0 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Avenue in Aberdeen. Doors open at 6 p.m. Early Bird at 6:50 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. $12 per ticket, $5 for extras. Sponsored by Hickory/Fountain Green 18U Lady Hornets Traveling Softball Team. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour 410-273-7332. Food and drinks available. Bring a canned good and or a non-perishable food item for community food pantry and receive a bonus prize ticket. Needed items are pancake mix, pancake syrup, baked beans, jelly, canned pasta meals, soups, and spaghetti sauce.

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, David Blackley, 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, Ethel Dill, Randi Jenkins, Cindi Labant, Jimmy Glatts, Adam Zeller, Sheila Funk, Sandy Brooks, Janet Wirtanen and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel and Joe Pacifico.

Thank you to all those who submit items for the column. Keep those birthdays, anniversaries, special parties and celebrations, family functions, vacations and anything you want to see in print coming to me at And don't forget to mark the subject line "ARTICLE FOR THE RECORD." If I don't see the notation and I'm not familiar with your email address, I won't open the email.

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

On April 28, 1788, Maryland became the seventh state.

Today in Cecil County History: April 26, 1755, William Matthews, a U.S. Congressman was born in Bohemia Manor.

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