A little birdie told me this week that last month Dave Hawke was honored at the 39th annual Suffolk County Police Athletic League Golf Classic at Island Hills Country Club. Most of us know Dave as the guy behind Strong Oil (the Shell station in Water Mill) but he also very quietly supports a number of causes, including PAL and its mission of providing athletic and mentoring programs to children in Suffolk County.In addition to the financial support Dave gives to various organizations, he also gives freely of his time and has, over the years, been involved with the Water Mill Community Club, the North Sea Lions Club, the Good Fellows Club of Suffolk County and the Water Mill Village Improvement Association. He’s also been a director at the Southampton Golf Club and a deacon and trustee at the Presbyterian Church of Southampton. He’s earned the moniker he gave himself, mayor of Water Mill.
Recognizing the good fortune he’s had in business, he lives by the advice he gives to others, “give till it hurts.”
The day of the golf classic at which he was honored, September 9, also happened to be Dave and his lovely wife Sally’s 40th wedding anniversary.
I am sure all will agree the honor bestowed by the PAL is well deserved.
Mark your calendar for the annual Bowls of Plenty, a benefit for the Water Mill Museum organized by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons. It’s set for Saturday, October 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the museum on Mill Road. In exchange for $20, you’ll get your choice of a handmade pottery bowl filled with homemade soup, a hunk of bread, a drink and dessert. It’s a great deal but get there early to get the best selection of bowls.
Speaking of the museum, its 2013 annual meeting, open to members and the public, is set for Tuesday, October 15, at 9 a.m. Details are available by calling 726-4625. Annual reports will be presented by board members and a review of the year’s events are on the agenda.
In other news, Charlie and Susan Corwith were proud to welcome their newest grandson, Jacob Peter Walton, on September 12. He is the son of Susan’s daughter Sara and husband David Walton of Stone Ridge, New York.
In case you missed it last week. the Water Mill Citizens Advisory Committee will not have its regular monthly Monday meetings on October 14 or November 11. Instead, the CAC will meet on Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. at the Water Mill Community House. The guests will be Councilwoman Christine Scalera and Southampton Director of Facilities Management Christine Fetten.
Families looking for something fun to do—although that is not difficult at this time of year— the Parrish has brought the Amazing Grace Circus to town on Saturday, October 5, beginning at 1 p.m. The afternoon of fun includes an art midway of circus-themed projects and circus workshops. Ringmaster Mr. Amazing and the AGC Youth Troupe will demonstrate a variety of circus skills including walking the tightrope, juggling, plate spinning, unicycling, and more! Admission $10, and free for members, children and students. Space is limited; advance reservations are recommended. Call 283-2118.