As the temperatures begin to cool, most of us are fortunate enough to be able to go into our closets and pick out a warm coat to wear. But not everyone has this luxury. In fact, many in our community are struggling to make ends meet.St. Rosalie’s Church is collecting winter coats for men, women and children. Please take a look in your closets and see if you have a gently used coat that could be donated. Coats may be dropped off Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Parish Center. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
Happy anniversary to Carolyn and Jim Browne! The two lovebirds are celebrating 49 years of marital bliss today, Thursday, October 24.
Happy birthday to Kerry Small. Kerry’s cake-and-candle is this Saturday, October 26.
Congratulations to James German and Joanne Giancontieri! They were the lucky winners of the Hampton Bays Lions Club drawing for a mini iPad.
Roger Williams University is pleased to announce that Brendan Maddock of Hampton Bays has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Well done!
Charlie Schneider is working on his Eagle Scout project and it entails replacing fencing, adding a light to the flagpole and cataloging all the veterans who are buried in Good Ground Cemetery.
In addition, he will be replacing plaques, as well as adding plaques on the graves of veterans who are missing them. If you know of a relative who does not have a veteran marker, please call Charlie at (631) 728-5871 and he will add them to his list.
To help defray the project’s costs, Charlie is holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser this Friday, October 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Hampton Bays Fire Department substation on Ponquogue Avenue. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for kids under the age of 10. Take-out orders will be available. Thank you for your support.
For the past month, the Hampton Bays Public Library Children and Teen departments have been working diligently to help raise money for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. Library patrons were encouraged to come in and sponsor a shelter animal and pledge to raise at least $10.
In culmination of all of their efforts, the kids are hosting an Adopt-A-Thon this Saturday, October 26, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on the library’s lawn. Maybe one of the shelter dogs or cats will find a forever home with you! Stop by and check it out.
Saturday, October 26: Mark Sinclair Foundation Halloween Walkabout, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., along Main Street and Good Ground Road. Children are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores that have an orange pumpkin sign on display in the window.
Saturday, October 26: Hampton Bays Public Library’s Halloween Parade, 10:30 a.m., through the library and out onto the front lawn. The parade is pet-themed, so please come dressed in your best pet costumes.
Saturday, October 26: The second annual Westhampton Beach Walk for Alzheimer’s and Fall Festival with music, entertainment, a petting zoo, face painting and lots more. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m., opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. Register online at www.adrcinc.org.
Sunday, October 27 and Sunday, November 3: “Staying in Love” Marriage DVD Group Study, 4 to 6 p.m., Hampton Bays Assembly of God church, 109 Ponquogue Avenue. Light refreshments, child care and participant guides will be provided. To register, call (631) 728-1847.