Perryville High Class of 1963 celebrates 50th reunion

The Perryville High School Class of 1963 celebrated its 50th reunion on Sept. 13, 14 and 15. A casual get-together was held Sept. 13 at the American Legion Hall that used to be the old Perryville Elementary School, where most class members started their education. On Sept. 14, a delicious dinner was served at the Wellwood Club in Charlestown, which offered more time to meet and greet some classmates we had not seen in 50 years. Many members of the class traveled from California, Texas, Ohio, Maine, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia. A crab feast at the Furnace Bay Golf Club on Sept. 15 was greatly enjoyed by all. Many thanks to the reunion committee, Bob Giraldi, Sandi Anderson, Ann Eberhardt, Sandra Shell, Alan Fox and Barbara Brown, for putting together a fantastic, fun celebration. The class is hoping to meet again in two years when they all celebrate their 70th birthdays.

Sure you noticed all the construction down at the corner of Route 40 and 222? A big remodel is in store at the Royal Farms with the grand re-opening in December. When the store re-opens it will feature their signature chicken.

On the same token on noticing… lots of construction going on down Route 222. This is an on-going project so stay alert to new traffic patterns. Coming soon will be the new 222!

Dates to remember:

The farmers market schedule is winding down for the year so mark your calendars to visit the Perryville Farmers Market every Friday from 3 to 7 p.m. until Oct. 25. The market is at Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive. Local produce, mushrooms, honey, hot and fresh homemade potato chips – made while you wait – candles and homemade scented soaps are also available.

Oct. 19 – a soup and pie sale will be held at Hopewell United Methodist Church on Hopewell Road in Port Deposit from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Soup is $5 a quart and pies are $7 to $9 each.

Saturday, Dec. 7 - Calling all crafters to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, where they will hold a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in selling your crafts, call Becky at the St. Paul's office, 410-272-3111.

Saturday, Nov. 9 - Har-ce Cedarettes will hold a "Flapjack" Breakfast at Applebee's in Aberdeen from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. For tickets call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754.

All aboard the Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station. The museum is open on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free. They have a working HO model layout of the Perryville WYE, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature available and a photo gallery of the Pensy, B&O Railroad and other historical pictures. Come on down a see them. All aboard.

Music and dancing will be held tonight (Friday) at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry Street, Perryville from 8:30 – 12:30 am. Free admission. For more information call 410-642-2771.

A variety quarter auction will be Nov. 22 to benefit St. Paul's Women's Spring Retreat. Included are homemade and handmade items, gift cards, local merchants, vendors including Longaberger, Stampin' Up, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay and more. Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Paddles are $2 each, maximum of two. To be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen). Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Bring your quarters and have some fun!

Condolences are extended to the family of Rodney Hollinger on his recent passing, and to Bonnie Wagner on the passing of her mother, Juanita Tyree.

Tim and Sandy Brooks are sent anniversary wishes on Oct. 20.

John and Jenny Nierwinski are wished a very happy Oct. 24 anniversary.

Wayne and Ann Taylor are sent warn wishes for a happy anniversary on Oct. 25.

Happy Oct. 20 birthday wishes to Thelma Gross and Susan Kogut.

Noah Zeller is sent birthday greetings for his Oct. 23 birthday, as is Mason Waller from his mom and dad, Donna and Lance Waller.

Marianne Widderich is sent happy birthday wishes on her Oct. 21 birthday and wishes are extended to her daughter, Regina. on her birthday Oct. 25.

Sarah Colenda is sent birthday wishes on her Oct. 24 birthday.

Linda Ross is sent birthday wishes from her partners at Duracool. Linda will celebrate on the 24th.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Debbie Raynovich, David Holley, Cal McMillion, Cheryl Simms, Gladys Watsic, David Holley, Mildred Martin, Cliff Voris, Eleanor Kight, Sharon Pryer, Ken McNeeley, Frankie Garland, Howard (Doc) Malin, Charles Schafer, Marianne Lilley, Dorothy Saunders, George Wilson, Mae Antonelli, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Jeannie Brison, Bobby Steward, Nancy Quinn, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Wayne Erickson, Pauline Gosweiler, Ed Illick, Rosemary Ronning, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Dennis Bolen, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Glynnis Perry, Paul Newcomer, Ginger Eastridge, Jeannie Bryson and Bonnie Plitcka.

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Oct. 18 is "Take your teddy bear to work day."

Today is Cecil County history: St. Andrews P.E. Church in Andora was dedicated in 1900.

Oct. 19 in U.S. history: the Revolutionary War ended in 1781.

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