40 years of Amtrak history at Perryville station

Perryville Column

Event June 4 and 5 will feature anniversary train

May 27, 2011|By Beverly Southall

Mark on your calendar for the first weekend in June to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Amtrak. See the history of Amtrak and the Marc trains at the Perryville Marc Train Station June 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event will feature a special anniversary train with historic locomotives and recent renovated baggage cars. This special train is traveling all over the country and will be quite special to see. Also, there will be special children's corner and displays, including vintage advertising, past menus, dinnerware, uniforms and other memorabilia. Don't miss this special weekend in the life of our train systems.

Don't forget that the Perryville Railroad Museum is open every Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Also you can make an appointment for other times by calling Patrick Stetina, 410-939-0546, or John MClune Sr., 410-642-3429.

Congratulations to Isabelle Glatts on being named the sixth grade winner of the Delaware County Young Authors competition. Issi was one of 100 winners out of 1,500 entries. To enter, Issi wrote a short story.

Diane McGrillis, Gail Ashby and I, along with Diane's husband, Joe, and her daughter, Allison, and two grandsons and Steven Ashby did the walk (Joe did the run) at the Spring Fling. What a great day down at Perryville Middle School. It was truly a bad deal with the weather but the event was quite successful. All kinds of booths with things for sale, music and entertainment. Keep an eye out for a Fall Fling coming in October. Don't miss it. If it is anything like the Spring Fling, you will have a great time.

Congratulations to the new Perryville town commissioners — incumbent Michelle Linkey and new member Michael Dawson.

Cindi, Doug and Carly Labant, Ruth and Hannah Ventela and I traveled to New Jersey to celebrate the 50th birthday of my sister, Kimi Jenkins. John Jenkins and their children, Johnny, Randi and Connor, hosted a party in Kimi's honor. More than 70 people attended the festivities.

The Cecil County Health Department announces that free colorectal cancer screenings and free breast cancer screenings are available for eligible Cecil County residents. Call the CC Health Department 410-996-5168, for details.

A lunch and card party will be held at the Principio Methodist Church's Prin-Meth Hall on Route 7 in Perryville on June 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person. Gifts will be given for high/low and door prizes. Reservations by May 27. Call Doris, 410-642-6684, or Elinor, 410-642-6549.

Martha's Meal is served at Grove Presbyterian Church June 2.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church youth groups will meet on Sunday: juniors (grades five to eight) at 3 p.m. and seniors (grades nine to 12) at 6 p.m.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 135 will sponsor 7-Card Stud with a $50 entry free with a maximum of 49 players (seven tables of seven players). There are cash prizes, and light refreshments and beverages available. The legion is at 300 Cherry St. in Perryville. Dates to put on your schedule are June 11 and July 9.

On tap for June 18 at the American Legion Post 135 will be a Texas Hold 'Em. Registration starts at 3 p.m. with the games starting at 4 p.m. There is a $50 buy in with side tables. Cash bar and sandwiches available.

Maritime Museum activities are on tap for June, including June 20 to 25, Teen Boat Building School; and June 26, Havre de Grace Triathlon. For more information on these and other upcoming events, please see the events calendars or call 410-939-4800.

The 8th annual Chesapeake Bay Poker Run sponsored by Tome's Landing Marina and the Water Witch Volunteer Fire Co. is slated June 17 and 18. Additional information to follow.

Get well wishes to Aunt Peggy Scholl, who is recovering from knee surgery. Lots of love Aunt Peggy and get well soon.

Prayers, get well and thinking of you wishes continue to go out to Bill and Louise Fagan, Michael Caldwell, Ben Caldwell, Bill Neff, Jim Fayer, Dottie Hinkson, Thelma Frederick, Bessie Fetterman, Ginger Eastridge, Donna Wirtanen Walt Gross, Ed Illick, Don and Helen Hildebrand, Jackie Ivins and Wanda Shirley.

The Havre de Grace High School Class of '70 would like to send get well wishes and thinking of you wishes to classmate David Simmons.

Belated birthday wishes to Joyce Caldwell, who celebrated her birthday May 23.

Happy 24th birthday to Carly Labant, who will celebrate June 2. She is the daughter of Cindi and Doug Labant. Then on the 4th, happy birthday wishes go to her dad, Doug Labant.

Charlie Brown, of Rocky Mount, Va., is wished a happy birthday June 3 from his old friend, Herb Southall.

To my Perryville friends - keep those e-mails coming in with messages about special family events, outings, vacations, birthdays, anniversaries or something special you would like to share in your "Around Town Perryville" column. Send your e-mail to pvnotes@verizon.net and note in the subject line "Article for the Record."

Hope everyone enjoys the long Memorial Day weekend and remember to give thanks and remember those who served our country who gave of themselves to allow us to live in freedom as we do today.

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