Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway 12th annual River Sweep, a volunteer shoreline and roadside clean-up in honor of Earth Day, will take place in Havre de Grace, Perryville, Port Deposit and on Garrett Island on Saturday April 21.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Volunteers will meet at 8:30 in one of the five locations for registration: Tydings Park, Havre de Grace; Community Park or the boat launch on River Road in Perryville; or Marina Park or Octoraro Creek in Port Deposit. Volunteers interest in working on Garrett Island should meet at the Perryville boat launch during registration. These volunteers need to bring their own boats or kayaks for transportation to and from Garrett Island and also be willing to collect and or haul trash and debris.
After registering, volunteers 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.
With an early spring this year, underbrush may grow more quickly and cover over trash and debris sooner than usual.
Havre de Grace Elks Club events for April include bingo April 18 and 25; breakfast April 15 and 22; steak dinner tonight (Friday) and Italian subs April 20, both from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
April 14 is the all-you-can-eat breakfast at Harmony Lodge, 1510 Tome Highway in Port Deposit. Breakfast is served from 7 to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit the lodge scholarship program. The menu includes eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, scrapple, biscuits, pancakes, sausage gravy and chipped beef gravy. Drinks include coffee and orange juice.
April 22 is the all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Perryville Fire Company's Minker Hall from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Menu includes eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, biscuits, pancakes, scrapple, sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, French toast, coffee, tea, milk, chocolate milk and orange juice. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 12 free for 5 and younger.
Enjoy a short stack for a tall cause at Applebee's on Saturday April 21. You're invited to an Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Havre de Grace 27 Order of the Eastern Star from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Applebee's, 991 Beards Hill Road in Aberdeen. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. For more information call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754.
Basket and Bags Bingo will be held on Friday, April 20 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church fellowship hall. This event is sponsored by the Aberdeen High School basketball team. Tickets are available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or emailing albert.nisticoIII@hcps.org. Bring a canned good and/or a non-perishable food item for a bonus prize ticket. Tickets are $12 and extras are $5.
Happy April 14 birthday to Stephanie Amato.
Paul Elder is wished a very happy April 16 birthday
Donny Morse is sent birthday wishes from his parents, Shirley and Don, and from the extended family – Grandparents Mary Lou and Herb Southall and all his uncles, aunts and cousins, Roger and I, Ruth, Karl, Hannah and Zeke Ventela, Roger and Sarah Southall, Janet Southall, Joann and Casey Wilson and Linda, Natalie and Jeffrey Barton. Donny's birthday is April 16.
Happy April 17 birthday to Bill Fuentes from his wife, Eva, and son, Joshua.
Wishing Mike Caldwell a happy April 20 birthday.
Jose Rodriguez Jr. will celebrate his birthday April 18.
Happy birthday to Harry Acker, previously from Perryville and Aberdeen, who will celebrate 99 years today (April 13).
Condolences to the family of John C. Reinhart Sr. of Perryville, who passed away April 1.
Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela along with the family dog, Zeke, spent the weekend with Roger and I. Little Hannah is 16 months old and growing like a weed.
Our family entertained for the Easter holiday with a family dinner. The family members who came for dinner were Herb and Mary Lou Southall, Janet Southall, Shirley and Don Morse (thanks to Shirley for the ham and turkey), Roger and I, Ruth, Karl and Hannah Ventela and family friend Louise Fagan.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church sponsored an Easter dinner that was prepared by members of the church and distributed to families in Harford County. More than 50 volunteers prepared more than 450 meals that were delivered Saturday in time for Easter.
Get well wishes to my mother-in-law, Mary Lou Southall, who had a surgical procedure last week.
Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to Nancy Barr, BJ McDowell, 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, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Pam Illick, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, Roberrta Hammel, 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, Alice Mathias, Craig Walker and Quinton Stepney.
Happy April 13 Perryville!
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