Perryville: Eastern Star members busy with grand visitations

Havre de Grace Elks Lodge is having a self-serve all-you-can-eat waffle breakfast Sunday 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 was busy these two past weeks with grand visitations in the following chapters: Centerville Chapter 69 on Sept.18, Laurel 75 on Sept. 20, Grace 21 in Indian Head on Sept. 21 and Pentelpha 38 in Germantown on Sept. 24.

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; Grand Chaplain C. Elaine Niemeyer; Grand Lecturer Jean K. Chance; 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.

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

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.

The 5th annual benefit 5K run/walk "Walk for Life" will be 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. 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.

Birthday wishes are extended to Vicki Strause on Oct. 1 and Erich Strause on Oct. 2.

Happy Oct. 1 anniversary to my sister, Kimi, and her husband, John Jenkins – they will celebrate 18 years.

Cindy and Paul Elder are sent anniversary wishes on their Oct. 5 anniversary.

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 – Oct. 5, 1892, W.C.T.U. convention held in Elkton.

Today in U.S. history – Oct. 3, 1957, Sputnick (USSR) orbited Earth and the Space Era began.

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