Welcome to Chris Zinser as a new reader to my column. Chris works over at the Bayou in Havre de Grace. Over the years he has helped with a banquet, a rehearsal dinner and a baby shower. Thanks Chris and enjoy!
St. Paul's Lutheran Church held the Affirmation of Baptism Sunday. Those confirmed were Madelyn Brainard, Shannan Curry, Sarah Frick, Sierra Johnson, Nathaniel Miller and Alexandra Savin. Sierra and Alexandra are Perryville Middle School students.
Joyful Noiz, the contemporary group at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will perform at "Heavenly Waters Coffee House" on June 8. The music and fellowship starts at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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.
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).
Dennis has 40 tickets available. If you are interested please contact Dennis, 410-459-7179. He will need a deposit of $25 per person by today (Friday, 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?
Texas Hold 'Em will be played at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville, tonight (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.
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.
The live band LIX will perform Saturday, June 9, from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Susquehanna Post 135, 300 Cherry St. in Perryville. Cost is $10 per person in advance and $12 at the door. Cost includes draft beer, pretzels and chips. Event benefits the Sons of the American Legion.
Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to Tom Pryer, Marianne Pryer, Dottie Hinkson, Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Bill and Buelah Neff, Evalyn Owens, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Frances Riale, Diane Smith, Pam Whitecavage-Kincaid, Susan Passwaters, Frank Whitecavage, Carolyn Kulp, Bonnie Wagner, Mary Jane Tegler, Kathy Gale, Gertrude Fassell, Mimsie Goodman, to the Johnston family especially baby Abigail, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Pam Illick, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, June Gangel, Marty and Joan Hamilton, Kit Mitchell, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Jim Miller, Marilyn Carlon, Darrell Cooper, Gisila Knapp, Carolyn Mitchell, Sylvia Miller, Susan Kogut, Pam Coakley, Anna Taylor, Tim and Sandy Brooks, Edith Goldsmith, Jim Gosweiler, Craig Walker, Quinton Stepney, Nancy Barr, Herb Southall, Carly Labant, Roberta Hammell and BJ McDowell.
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