Cecil County, Division 1

Cecil County Baby Shower

On May 5, Cecil County LAOH Division #1 held its baby shower at the Cecil Pregnancy Center in Elkton, Maryland. 13 members attended and donated hundreds of diapers, cases of baby wipes, and so much more. Some members crocheted beautiful blankets. Division Members were treated to a grand tour of the center and enjoyed refreshments, learned about the services provided, and the women who received these services. They have a newly certified ultrasound technician and a translator on hand. God is truly at work here. Our LAOH sister, Bette Green, is the founder of the center.

IMG-7580
IMG-7589
IMG-7581
IMG-7596
IMG-7592
IMG-7583
IMG-7605
IMG-7601
IMG-7597
IMG-7598
IMG-7580 IMG-7589 IMG-7581 IMG-7596 IMG-7592 IMG-7583 IMG-7605 IMG-7601 IMG-7597 IMG-7598

President’s Message

It is with much excitement that we announce the beginning of a new division. Cecil County Division 1 was installed in May of 2016 in Immaculate Conception Church, Elkton, MD. Our Chaplain is Jim Yeakel.

The Ladies of the new Cecil County Division 1 have been hard at work. We have come a long way. We kept busy this summer with many events. Several of us attended Irish Heritage night watching the Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball team with fellow sisters from St. Brigid’s Division 1. In August, we celebrated our first Lady of Knock Mass with a picnic dinner to follow at the rectory with family members joining us. Our first fundraiser was held at Friendly’s restaurant in Glasgow, DE in September. Our second fundraiser was held in October, joining other charitable groups at Boscov’s Department Store’s Friends and Family events.

We have many things planned for our first year. We will be participating in the Immaculate Conception Annual Christmas Bazaar with our own booth, helping with the parish’s Outreach, visiting a local nursing home and adopting two Irish Ladies to visit for the holidays and planning our first calendar year of events. It will be exciting for all of us as we are still welcoming new members from around Cecil County.

With two successful fundraisers behind us, we have established “Brigid’s Bounty” as our charitable fund, that we look forward to sharing with our sponsor parish and charities in the community.
Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month from September to May at 1 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Parish Center Library. Please come join us! We are always welcoming new members.

Division Officers

  • Chaplain: Fr. James Yeakel
  • President: Christine Hild
  • Vice President: Rita McCarthy
  • Recording Secretary: Karen Bower
  • Treasurer: Maureen Pietschmann
  • Financial Secretary: Joyce Eder
  • Irish Historian: Joan Dinsmore
  • Missions and Charities: Michelle Riddle
  • Catholic Action: Elizabeth (Bette) Green
  • Mistress-at-Arms: Jane Leitner
  • Sentinel: Patricia Turner

Cecil County 2020

IMG_3907
IMG_4340
IMG_5082
IMG_5087
IMG_5115
IMG_5119
IMG_5354
IMG_5338
IMG_5326
IMG_5275
IMG_5270
IMG_5345
IMG_5335
IMG_3907 IMG_4340 IMG_5082 IMG_5087 IMG_5115 IMG_5119 IMG_5354 IMG_5338 IMG_5326 IMG_5275 IMG_5270 IMG_5345 IMG_5335