Perryville: Bridal showers, weddings, waffle breakfasts

Reba Ann Hause was the guest of honor at a bridal shower Sunday. Held at the home of her mother, Cheryl Whited, and given by her matron of honor, Ashley Barton, sister of the bride, and her bridesmaids, sister Chrissie Grove, cousin Amy Donoho, niece Julia Berg and junior bridesmaid Reba Grove, her niece. Family members of Reba's paternal side of the family included Mom Mom Peggy Scholl, Aunt Mary Lou Southall, close friends of the family Shirley Volkart and Joan Pyle and me.

Congratulations to Pastor Neale Wirtanen and his new bride, Janet, who were married Saturday, Sept. 15.

Havre de Grace Elks Lodge is having a self-serve all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. $6 per person for homemade waffles with a variety of toppings along with bacon, sausage, juices and coffee.

The Grand Chapter of Maryland held its Eastern Shore Grand Visitation meetings last week with the first meeting at Worcester Chapter 102 in Snow Hill, the second meeting at Wicomico Chapter 91 in Salisbury and the third and final meeting at Roelma Chapter 113 in Sharptown.

The chapters honored the Worthy Grand Matron Sister Debbie Hribar and Worthy Grand Patron brother David Hall and their corps of Grand Officers including: Associate Grand Matron Bette L. Bowen; Grand Secretary Donna Almony; Grand Treasurer Patty Snell; Grand Conductress Claudia A. Eaton; Associate Grand Conductress Nancy L. Ford; Grand Trustee Leslie R. Gilliam, PGM Grand Chaplain C. Elaine Niemeyer; Grand Lecturer Jean K. Chance, PGM; Grand Marshal Judith Birckhead; Grand Organist Donna Runyan; Grand Adah Winifred Harvey; Grand Ruth Beverly J. Geisler; Grand Esther Sharon G. Earl; Grand Electa Loretta M. Donaldson; Grand Warder Sheryl J. Peters; and me, Grand Martha.

The Past and Present Matrons and Patrons Association of Northern Maryland of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star held its quarterly meeting at Chippaerelli's this week. Those in attendance were Tom and Marianne Preyer, Ed and Sandy Matthews, Rosalie Monath, Sandra Lee Massey, all from Victory Chapter 40 in Aberdeen; Tom and Sue McLaughlin, Aileen Squires, Diane Smith, Roger and I, Louise Fagan, Carolyn and Ron Mathias, Susie Passwaters and Joyce Caldwell, all from Havre de Grace Chapter 27; and Betty Bollock, Bonnie Plitka, Kathy Voris, Becky Gjerdahl and Jean Penley, all from Harford Chapter 84 in Bel Air.

The new corps of association officers was elected as this meeting with the following elected to serve for the 2012-2013 year: Susan Passwaters, Havre de Grace Chapter 27, president; Sandra Lee Massey, Victory Chapter 40, vice president; Diane Smith, Havre de Grace Chapter 27, secretary; and Kathy Voris, Harford Chapter 84, treasurer.

Perryville High School Class of 1972 is invited to a reunion. It will be Oct. 20 in Bel Air. For more information email Linda Land Vest,

The USNTC Bainbridge Reunion will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Aberdeen Sept. 26 to 30.

If you love to sing….the Upper Chesapeake Chorus, Harford County's award winning women's a cappella show chorus, is for you. Call the chorus hotline, 410-638-0777, for more information.

There will be a 1950s and 1960s dance on Sept. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Perryville Fire Company, Minker Hall. $10 per person includes draft beer and soda. Cash bar for all other drinks. For more information and tickets call Janet Brown, 410-3783802.

The 5th annual benefit 5K run/walk "Walk for Life" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 on the Ma & Pa Trail. This event is to benefit Alpha's Glory. Online registration at Onsite registration will be at 8 a.m.

Upcoming bingos:

Friday, Sept. 21, $15 ticket, $5 extra. Basket bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird, 6:50 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m .In support of the Asbury Church Assistance Network Inc., to be played at Asbury Town Neck UMC, 429 Asbury Drive, Severna Park. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, Janice Drakeford, 410-647-7016, or Lisa Walker, 410-952-4270. Food and drinks available. Bring a non-perishable for a free ticket/bonus drawing.

Saturday, Sept. 22, $12 ticket, $5 extra. Basket bingo. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird at 6:45 p.m., bingo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by St. Paul's Youth. To be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or church office, 410-272-3111. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Friday, Sept. 28, $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $5 extra. Basket & Bags Bingo (Vera Bradley and Longaberger). Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird at 6:45 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Aberdeen Lioness Lions. To be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen,. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Sandy Pierce, 443-876-4472. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Happy belated birthday to Allen Walker. In celebration of the big day, his wife held a party at the VFW in Havre de Grace.

Birthday wishes to Teresa Chrisniak, who will celebrate her birthday Sept. 21, and Shirley Volkart, who will celebrate Sept. 22.

Belated birthday wishes to Carolyn Mathias, who celebrated Sept. 16, and to Debbie Hribar, who celebrated Sept. 17.

Happy birthday to Howard Tome is sent Sept. 23 birthday wishes.

Carlton Brown is sent birthday wishes on his Sept. 29 birthday.

Anniversary wishes are extended to Cheryl and Richard Wyre and Dick and Nancy Long on their Sept. 26 anniversaries, to Mike and Barb Hiob, will celebrate Sept. 29, and to Phil and Candy Powell on Sept. 17.

Gordon and Beverly Tozer are wished a very happy 51st wedding anniversary on Sept. 30.

Condolences are extended to Jeanne and Bill Gunn on the passing of Jeanne's mother, Donna Busby, and to the family of Yvonne Bodt on her recent passing.

Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to: Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Frances Riale, Frank Whitecavage, Louise Fagan, Peggy Stone, Carol Itter, Carolyn Kulp, Ruth Bennett, John Witmer, Bonnie Wagner, Norris Cartwright, Sid Wooten, Kay Lewis, Gertrude Fassell, Mimsie Goodman, to the Johnston family especially baby Abigail, Ben Lim, Daisy Gue, Bob Reitz, Rita Clauss, Paula Jones, Jennifer Bortner, Sophie Hamel, Gail Burnheart, Shirley MacWilliams, Hazel Smith, Irene Stadick, Fay Coward, Charles Beckhardt, Sylvia Kirby, Stan Temple, Leona Vincent, Arthur Holley, Karli Trost, Judy Birckhead, Chris Walz, Mildred Martin, Ben Lim, Paula Jones, Wilbur Carr, Toby Harvie, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, June Gangel, Marty and Joan Hamilton, Kit Mitchell, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Jim Miller, Marilyn Carlon, Darrell Cooper, Gisila Knapp, Carolyn Mitchell, Sylvia Miller, Susan Kogut, Pam Coakley, Rose Hunsicker, Anna Taylor, Tim and Sandy Brooks, Edith Goldsmith, Jim Gosweiler, Pauline Gosweiler, Travis Hollers, Mary Mitchell, Craig Walker, Quinton Stepney, Nancy Barr, Bonnie Donoho, Mary Lou and Herb Southall.

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

Today in Cecil County history – Sept. 21 a monument was erected in honor of Sarah Wilson in New Leeds cemetery in 1894.

U.S. History – Sept. 22 – The U.S. Post Office was established in 1789.

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