Our hamlet’s young hobgoblins are anxiously awaiting the annual Halloween Parade that begins at the firehouse this Saturday, October 26, at 5:30 p.m. A Pumpkin Carving Contest follows at 6 p.m. on the Village Green.Goodie bags from the East Quogue PTA, as well as refreshments from the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce, await all trick-or-treaters. Pumpkins will be judged for the scariest, funniest and most creative/unique. Pumpkin entries will be divided into three age groups: grades K to 3, grades 4 to 6, and adult. Bring your carved pumpkin, with a candle, to the Village Green between 5 and 6 p.m.
Afterward, the East Quogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will hold a photo-op shoot so our hobgoblins’ memories will last forever.
And, speaking of Halloween festivities, the 20th annual Spooky Walk will be held at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, from 6:30 until 9 p.m. each night. When ghouls and goblins take over the trails, a wicked time will be had by all.
This event is for adults and families with children age 7 and older. The cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Please call (631) 653-4771 to reserve a time slot.
Extra-special wishes and great big hugs go to my son, Bobby, who celebrated his 45th birthday on Saturday, October 12, and to my son, Tommy, who turned 47 last Thursday, October 17. Happy birthday, guys!
Congratulations go to Bridget Lewis who received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Roger Williams University during the university’s commencement ceremony that took place in May at the bayside campus in Bristol, Rhode Island.
Don’t forget—you have one more day to submit your nomination for The Southampton Press Community First Award. So, if you know someone who has had an impact on our hamlet (or elsewhere in the town) please write a brief, compelling story about what they have accomplished, what distinguishes them from others and how their actions have benefited the lives of others.
The Press will choose one nominee to honor with its Community First Award and the winner will be profiled in the Hamptons Holiday supplement. A donation will be made to a charity of the winner’s choice. The deadline for submissions is this Friday, October 25, so send your nomination as soon as possible to Kim Covell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, finally, a great big thank you to Mary and Carol at The Atrium in Hampton Bays. I have had to go for a series of MRIs over the last two years and they, as well as the ladies at the front desk, have made an unpleasant experience almost fun!
Friday, October 25: The Westhampton United Methodist Church will hold a fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. to benefit the church’s oil fund. The barbecued chicken, clam pie and meatloaf dinner includes homemade side dishes and desserts. Tickets cost $16 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and under. Take-out is also available. The church is located at 116 Montauk Highway in Westhampton. Call Pastor Bob at (631) 288-1478 for more details.