5K Run and Walk, Juke Box Saturday night coming up in Perryville

May 22, 2012

My niece, Natalie Barton, is an extra in the movie "The Avengers." She is the daughter of Linda Southall-Barton and grand-daughter of Herb and Mary Lou Southall. Natalie and her mother traveled to Ohio to go on the "extras" red carpet on opening night.

The CGR Relentless 5K and Fun Walk will benefit the Cody G Richardson Memorial Scholarship Fund. It will be held on June 2 in Perryville. The run/walk will start and end at Perryville Middle School, proceed down Aiken Avenue, turn right on Broad Street, right on Susquehanna Avenue, left on Frenchtown Road, left on Broad Street and left on Aiken Avenue. The walk route is only 3K and slightly different. Registration is available on active.com or through the downloadable mail-in form on our website. We will have registration open on-site on race day beginning at 8 a.m. and the run/walk starts at 9 a.m. All proceeds go toward the scholarships we will give to local Cecil and Harford County high school seniors going on to running programs at the college level.

The second annual Juke Box Saturday Night is Saturday, June 9, 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Drive, Havre de Grace. Music of the '50s and '60s with entertainment by The Reminiscents. Raffles, door prizes and dance contest, food, desserts, soft drinks and cash bar. Tickets are $38 in advance or $43 at the door. For tickets and table reservations, call 410-272-3802 or 443-243-5035. Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace to benefit scholarships and community projects.

Associate Grand Matron Sister Debra L. Hribar and Associate Grand Patron Brother David L. Hall made additional announcements to their Grand Family, including Sister C. Elaine Niemeyer as their grand chaplain. Niemeyer is from Towson Chapter 70. Sister Jean Chance, past grand matron was appointed grand lecturer, is from Annapolis Chapter 44. Sister Beverly Geisler was named grand ruth and she is from Harford Chapter 83 in Bel Air, Sister Judith Birckhead was appointed grand marshal, she is from Unity Chapter 112 and Sister Toby Harvie was named grand adah and she hails from Queen Esther Chapter 3.

A crab feast at Ripken Stadium Aug. 10 will start at 6:30 p.m.

The cost is $50 per person with Dennis Bolen of Havre de Grace. He has made a challenge for the Class of 1970 – come on our let's see how many of our alumni will make this event. Roger and I went last year and had a blast. So join Dennis and the gang for a night at Ripken Stadium, with all-you-can-eat Maryland steamed crabs, corn on the cob, hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, soda, water and beer. You will receive an IronBirds baseball cap for attending. The buffet is for two hours from the start of catering or through the seventh inning (whichever is first).

I have 40 tickets available. If you are interested please contact Dennis Bolen, 410-459-7179. I will need a deposit of $25 per person by June 1 and the remainder by June 30. Invite your family, friends and co-workers. Let's have a good time rooting for the Aberdeen IronBirds, while eating those delicious Maryland steamed crabs. Steamed crabs and baseball....what could be better?

A Memorial Day service will be held at the American Legion Post, 300 Cherry St., on Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. The club and bar will be closed during the ceremony. Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served.

Texas Hold 'Em will be played at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville, on June 1. Games start at 7 p.m. with registration at 6. A side game is at 4. Buy-in is $25. A Saturday game will be played June 16. Games at 2 p.m. with registration at 1. Buy in is $50. All fundraisers benefit American Legion programs.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will serve Martha's Meal at Grove Presbyterian Church on June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Several members of Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star attended the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star sessions in Ocean City. Those members in attendance included Worthy Matron Pam Whitecavage-Kincaid, Worthy Patron J. Thomas McLaughlin, Associate Matron Carolyn Mathias, Associate Patron Ronald Mathias, Secretary Joyce Caldwell, Treasurer Diane Smith, Chaplain Louise Fagan, Marshal Aileen Squires, Esther - Carolyn Brennen, Chuck Brennan and Roger and I. While attending sessions, several of the members attended the Pago Luncheon, the annual sessions banquets, the grand representatives luncheon, The Hribar-Hall luncheon and the secretary/treasurer luncheon as well as the installation ceremony of the 2012 Grand Officers, which included me, who was installed as Grand Martha.

The Perryville United Methodist Church will hold a chicken pot pie carry-out sale only on Wednesday, June 6. All orders must be placed no later than 11 a.m. by calling 410-642-3411; if the line is busy do not leave a message, call back. Cost is $6. There will be no Thursday luncheon.

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