MOUNT CARMEL - The guest speaker at Mount Carmel Eagles Club, Aerie 464, annual Mother's Day celebration will be Northumberland County Controller Christopher Grayson.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the the club headquarters, 148 S. Oak St, and will be followed by a buffet in the social room. All Eagles and Auxiliary members are invited to attend.

The Mother's Day celebration is marked throughout the Fraternal Order of Eagles since the creation of this national day of recognition was accomplished through the club's lobbying efforts. In 1914, Congress passed legislation signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson proclaiming the second Sunday in May as a "national day to honor our mothers."

Grayson graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School and attended Susquehanna University, where he earned a bachelors degree in accounting with honors from the Weis School of Business. Upon graduation, he accepted a position as an auditor with KPMG, an internationally recognized accounting firm.

Grayson later purchased his family's business, Ye Olde Butcher Shoppe. He ran the business for 18 years and in March 2005 was elected borough tax collector, a position he held for eight years until he was elected county controller.

Grayson and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Mount Carmel.