As we celebrate Veterans Day on Tuesday and honor those who have so courageously fought for our country, please add an extra special prayer for all of our hamlet’s young men and women who are currently and heroically placing themselves in harm’s way to defend our priceless freedoms.While the weather outside may be frightful (at least, as I’m writing this column), I’ve got something absolutely delightful to share. Tomato basil, chicken noodle, split pea and chicken corn chowder, as well as potato sausage, country ham and beef barley are some of the homemade and mouth-watering soups that will be on the menu at the East Quogue United Methodist Church’s annual soup supper that takes place this Friday, November 7, from 4 until 7 p.m., at the church on Montauk Highway.
It’s an “all you can eat” supper—and that goes for all the delicious homemade desserts, too! You can request take-out orders, but I’m sure you’ll find that dining with friends and neighbors is much more fun. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 years of age and younger.
Let’s hear lots of cheers for all of our amazing East Quogue Elementary School students who won awards in September and October.
Fifth-grader Kolby Oudeans and sixth-grader Eden Brathwaite were named Art Students of the Month for September and October, respectively.
The Principal’s Choice Award for October went to sixth-graders Edona Popi, Arly Ordonez and Mary Koltzan.
And, drum roll please, East Quogue Elementary School’s All-Star Students of the Month for October are: Dylan Blenk, Joaquin Jimenez and Matthew Suarez (kindergarten); Nicholas Gomez, Caeden Dorn and Julia Sobhani (first grade); Gavin Cole, Reese King and Jason Passarello (second grade); Robert Stabile, Isabella Jimenez, Charlotte Dermody, Evangeline Wasser and Sophia Fratello (third grade); Jordan Profeta, Avery Merrihew and Kaylee Dalian (fourth grade); and Anna Weeks, Jadyn Kass, Erin Gilvary and Alejandra Garcia (fifth grade).
And, speaking of our very talented youngsters, the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce has named Nolan Heaney the winner of its annual Halloween Poster Contest. The fifth-grader received a $25 gift card and his awesome poster is now on display at the People’s United Bank located inside the Stop & Shop in Hampton Bays.
And, finally, a great big shout-out goes to our East Quogue Pizza and Deli for donating food to the Quogue Wildlife Refuge for all of the hungry volunteers who helped out at the Halloween festivities, as well as to Reptile Rob for bringing his awesome creatures to “staff” the Spooky Room. Thank you for supporting one of my favorite places.
Saturday, November 8: Annual seed sale fundraiser at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Bird-related gifts will be available for purchase in the Nature Center. Visit www.quoguewildliferefuge.org or call (631) 653-4771.
Wednesday, November 12: The East Quogue Citizens Advisory Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the library of the East Quogue Elementary School on Central Avenue.
Tuesday, November 18: Southampton Day Care Center’s annual fundraiser, from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m., at the Red Bar Brasserie located at 210 Hampton Road in Southampton. Tickets cost $85 each. For tickets, more information or to make a silent auction donation, please call Bob Kandell at (631) 653-3911.
Tuesday, November 18: East Quogue Chamber of Commerce meets at 6 p.m. at the Quogue Library.
Tuesday, November 18: The East Quogue School Board of Education meets at 7:15 p.m. in the cafetorium of the elementary school on Central Avenue.