Congratulations to Perryville High School's Chris Brown, who two weeks ago won his second regional wrestling title claiming the 120 pound title at the Class 1A–2A East Region Tournament at North Caroline High School and on Saturday won his first state title in the 1A-2A East. Way to go, Chris! Great job!
Havre de Grace Elks Lodge is having a self-serve waffle breakfast on Sunday, March 30 from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $6 per person for waffles with various toppings, link sausage, juices and coffee.
Boxcar Avenue Ice Cream Shop opens for the season on March 15. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 8 p.m. Call 410-642-3445. Wow, after a long winter we are all ready for spring, so come out for an ice cream this weekend.
Roger and I returned from a vacation in Charleston, S.C., with our son, Roger, daughter-in-law, Sarah, and our new grandson, Caden Jacob Southall. It was a wonderful relaxing week enjoying the family. Caden is growing up so fast. He is already a month old, gaining weight and getting longer. The first of the week he had on a pair of pants that by the end of the week were too short. Wow! Our whole vacation was centered around Caden.
Hopewell United Methodist Church will hold a soup and pie sale on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be a quarter auction and dinner at the Havre de Grace Elks Club on March 22. Doors open at 6 p.m. with first auction at 7. Cost is $10 and includes dinner and two paddles. Extra paddles available. Call 410-939-9800 for details.
A yard sale to benefit the Youth Leadership Training Fund at St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be held on Saturday, April 26 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming bingos and variety quarter auctions are scheduled:
Today (Friday) Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Pandora bingo, sponsored by Aberdeen High School track team, at American Legion, 44 N. Parke St., Aberdeen. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird is at 6:50 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12, $5 for extra, and are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Amanda Everett, 443-243-2338. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Food and drinks will be available.
Also today, a Longaberger, Vera Bradley and Thirty-One bingo, sponsored by Citizen's Police Academy Alumni to benefit Harford County Deputy Sheriff's Union Benevolence Fund, at Fallston Fire House, 2201 Carrs Mill Road, Fallston. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird is at 6:50 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, $15 each and $5 extra, are available by contacting Chris Henn, 410-459-3932 or email@example.com, or Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Food and drinks will be available.
Friday, March 14, Basket bingo, sponsored by adults and parents of the JV and varsity boys lacrosse teams of North Harford High School, to be held at North Harford High School, 211 Pylesville Road, Pylesville. Doors open at 6 p.m. bingo starts at 7 p.m. Tickets, $12 each and $5 extra, are available by calling Debra Siegel, 410-459-9232, Lisa Doering, 443-987-7895, or Dolores Wright, 410-457-4962. Food and drinks will be available.
Saturday, March 22, Basket and Bags bingo, sponsored by Harford Technical High School Booster Club, at the Harford Tech High School, 200 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. Tickets, $15 each and $5 extra, are available by calling Michelle Hash, 410-688-3442, or Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize tickets. Food and drinks will be available.
Sammy and Jen Hilton recently returned from a trip to Ocean City, where the celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary.
Jim and Sally Gibson also returned from a trip to OC, where they also celebrated their 10th anniversary.
Jane and Robert Gallagher enjoyed a week in Orlando visiting all the Mickey Mouse sites.
Tim Tolbert is sent birthday wishes on his March 20 birthday.
The Grand Family of 2012-2013 of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star sends birthday messages to Grand Secretary Donna Almony, who celebrates March 19; to Past Grand Patron David Hall, who will celebrate on March 15; and to Past Grand Matron Donna Trott on her March 21 birthday.
Happy birthday to my god-daughter, Kelsey Glatts, as she celebrates her March 18 birthday. She is the daughter of my sister, Susie, and her husband, Jimmy, and big sister to Issi.
On March 15 Betty Glatts celebrates her birthday – she is sent lots of love and well wishes for a wonderful birthday from the entire Glatts family.
Beverly Narvel is celebrating her birthday today.
David Streeter is sent March 19 birthday wishes.
Ann and Francis Guns are wished a very happy anniversary on St. Patty's Day, March 17.
George and Sue Hornbarger are sent anniversary wishes as they celebrate on the 17th of March.
Happy belated birthday is extended to Caroline Beauchamp of Perryville and Jack Wyatt of Port Deposit, who celebrated their birthdays on March 3 and 8, respectively.
Happy birthday to Marie McGlothlin of Colora, who will celebrate on March 16, and to Mark Sumpter of Perryville, who will celebrate March 21.
Get well wishes are sent to my grand-daughter, Hannah Ventela, who is under the weather. Nana and Pop Pop love you bunches, Buggsie!
Get well wishes are extended to Sharon Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Ethel Dill, June Peddicord, Chris Walz, Marianne Lilley, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, 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, Babie Caldwell, Edwina Ewing, Beverly Narvell, John and Adele Witmer, Rita and Bill Clauss, Toby Harvie and Ed Almony.
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Today in Cecil County history, March 14: The Rising Sun Community Library opened in 1942.
Today in U.S. history, March 14: Albert Einstein was born in 1879 and Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin in 1794.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, Perryville!