Lots of events are coming up in Perryville:

May 1 – National Walking Day starts at 4 p.m. at the Perryville Park.


May 17 – The Spring Fling (note the new date), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Community Fire Company of Perryville, 920 Principio Furnace Road (Route 7), Perryville. It is sponsored by the Greater Perryville Chamber of Commerce. For additional information contact perryvillespringfling@gmail.com or 443-553-3579.

May 31 – The CGR Relentless Run 5K & Fun Walk to benefit the Cody G. Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund will be Saturday, May 31 at Perryville Middle School, 110 Aiken Ave. in Perryville. Start time is 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $25 for adults and $15 for kids 12 and under. Race day registration starts at 8 a.m. For online registration go to CGRrelentless.com or http://www.active.com. Questions contact 443-907-2745 or cgrrentlessrun@gmail.com.

The Perryville Lions Club will host an open house and meet and greet Monday, April 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. We will be celebrating 70 years of Lion-ism at the Principio United Methodist Hall at 1511 Principio Furnace Road, Perryville. Open to the public. 410-378-2404.

The Perryville Fire Company is hosting an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday starting at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast is on the fourth Sunday of each month and the cost is $8. 410-920-5079.

Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program in having a "Family Day on the Farm" at Rolling Hills Ranch Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. They are at 55 Rolling Hills Ranch Lane in Port Deposit.

Come join a winning team – a five-week worship series beginning Easter Sunday, April 20 and running through May 18 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen. Come hear our new pastor and be a part of this exciting time. Pastor Stuart Luce will be happy to meet you. Worship times are 9 a.m. for a traditional service and 11 a.m. for a contemporary service. Christian education for all ages is at 10 a.m.

A yard sale to benefit the Youth Leadership Training Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Table rental is $10 for one 8-foot table. Questions contact Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332 or bconjour@hotmail.com.

The Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Saturday is the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway's 14th Annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

National Historic Tome School, on what was the Bainbridge Naval Training Center in Port Deposit, is a new location this year as is Conowingo Creek Boat Launch in Conowingo. Other River Sweep sites include locations in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and Garrett Island.

Volunteers are asked to check in at 8:30 a.m. on April 26 at one of the following locations:

Participants will fan out to spend the morning removing trash and other debris from the Upper Bay region, including the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River and tributaries that feed into the Susquehanna River.

River Sweep volunteers are encouraged to wear old clothes and to bring work gloves.

Birthday wishes to Jon Friedman who celebrates April 26.


The Hribar-Hall Grand Family of the Grand Chapter of Maryland send love and birthday wishes to their Grand Marshal Sister Judy Birckhead.

Mack, Jason and Josh Andrews send love and birthday wishes to wife and mom Ruth Ann Andrews as she celebrates her April 29 birthday.

Roger and I were surprised by an Easter visit from our daughter, Ruth Ventela and our grand-daughter, Hannah Ventela. We had no idea that they were coming for the Easter holiday. I was down at Walgreens and got a call on the cell phone from our 3-year-old grand-daughter who exclaimed "Nana – we're at your house!" Needless to say I was home in a flash. On the other hand, Pop Pop was at a meeting. So we hid Ruthie's car behind the house and all of us were upstairs in the kitchen being quiet as a mouse. When he came up the steps and saw Ruthie and Hannah he was also excited and pleasantly surprised.

Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Margaret Waldron, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Leslie Dissek, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Margaret Gosweiler, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Wilbur Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Edwina Ewing, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Judy and Ernie Birckhead, Kay Lewis and Ed Almony.

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This day in Cecil County history, April 25 – The Free Methodist Church in Elkton was dedicated in 1880.

Fun fact for April 28 – National Hamburger Day – the humble hamburger is a staple of western culture. Burger joints, take out food outlets and all night eateries serve them up in the millions. They go with cheese, gherkins/pickles, bacon, onion, tomato, lettuce and all types of sauces and condiments. Have a hamburger and celebrate on Monday, April 28.