Rescue squad prepares for yard sale

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hello, everyone!

Clean your attics, basement and closets, as the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary is sponsoring a yard sale on June 4 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the squad building. Tables will rent for $10. For more information, call 301-373-3833 or 301-298-7954.

My husband, Don, and I would like to wish a very happy birthday to my brother, Charles W. Ridgell of Leonardtown, who is celebrating his special day on May 31. Charles, we pray your day is special, just like you are, and that you will have many more birthdays filled with good health and happiness.

The Ridge Knights of Columbus will hold its next delicious fried chicken dinner on June 12 from noon to 5 p.m. The menu will consist of half a fried chicken, potatoes, a vegetable, roll, cole slaw and a beverage. Cost will be $10. There will also be a raffle and a baked goods table. Come out and enjoy a great dinner, and help a great cause.

My brother, Charles, joins me in wishing our good friend, former sheriff Wayne L. Pettit of Maddox, a very happy birthday. He shares his birthday, May 31, with my brother, Charles. We hope he has a wonderful day.

Here is date to mark on your calendar.The Leonardtown Lions Club will sponsor its 29th Annual St. Mary's County Crab Festival on June 12 at the fairgrounds in Leonardtown. More details will appear in my column next week.

Downtown Tunes will be held on the square in Leonardtown on May 28, starting at 6 p.m. Country Memories will be featured. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for an evening of good music and lots of fun. For more information, call Robin Guyther at 301 904-4452.

I would like to send get-well wishes to my brother, Charles, who, I am sorry to report, has been on the sick list. We pray that he will be feeling better soon.

I would like to wish a happy belated birthday to a very nice lady, Mary Rita Delozier, who celebrated her special day on May 16. Mary Rita, we hope you had a wonderful day and will have a happy and healthy year ahead.

Flag Day ceremonies will be held at the governmental center in Leonardtown on June 14 at 6 p.m.

Happy belated wedding anniversary greetings are extended to Preston and Marie Rose of Great Mills, who celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary on May 24. Preston and Marie, we hope you had a wonderful day, and we wish you many more happy years together.

Knights of Columbus #1470 holds bingo every Friday evening from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at Father Andrew White School in Leonardtown. Make plans to attend.

St. Joseph's Church Cemetery in Morganza is requesting donations for lawn maintenance from lot holders or those with loved ones buried at the cemetery. The grass-cutting season is here and so are the bills to keep the cemetery looking nice. Mail donations to St. Joseph's Church Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 175, Morganza, MD 20660. Your help is appreciated.

Our community was deeply saddened recently to learn of the loss of a truly fine lady, Rebecca Rose "Becky" Lindberg, 45, of Wildewood. She died after a long, courageous battle with brain cancer.

She started a cleaning business that evolved into Ace Cleaning and then finished her career as an administrator at the Wildewood Retirement Village, where she loved her job.

She was a creative, energetic, joyful, compassionate, funny and hard-working woman, who loved her friends and family. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and looked forward to the River Concert Series.

Deepest sympathy is extended to her husband, Rick Lindberg; her children; her mother; and other family members and her many friends. She will truly be missed by many. She was truly a fine lady.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650; or Johns Hopkins Hospital, c/o Hackerman House, 600 North Wolf St., Baltimore, MD 21287-0005.

Send signed news to Audrey Ridgell, P.O. Box 457, Leonardtown, MD 20650.