Today is the last day of school, and then winter break until January 4.This time of year, a lot of charities, churches and organizations ask for money, Remember, you can still be a part of the community and give back even, when you don’t have money to spare. Sometimes giving your time and smiles and kind gestures are more valuable than money. Remember to think that everyone has stuff; it is just the order we put it in.
Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and there are additional worship times in our hamlet. St Michael’s has a worship service at 5 p.m. and the first Presbyterian Church of Amagansett has a candlelight service at 7 p.m.
The following are ongoing church worship times in our hamlet, Saturday evening, the Mass of Most Holy Trinity takes place at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Amagansett at 5 p.m. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, across the street from the Amagansett Post Office, holds its worship service Sundays at 11 a.m. St. Michael’s is home to the Amagansett Satellite of the East Hampton Food Pantry. It is open Tuesdays from 4 to 6 p.m. from November to May. Donations and volunteers are always welcome.
Congratulations to East Hampton School students Devon Brown and Zach Barzilay. They are the winners of the 2016 logo contest for the Polar Beach Plunge that will be held on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. at Main Beach in East Hampton. This event is sponsored by the YMCA East Hampton RECenter and organized by East Hampton Ocean Rescue Squad and is all to benefit the East Hampton Food Pantries. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. at Main Beach. Ask your friends and family to sponsor you. All plungers must raise at least $30 to plunge. More information and packets for sponsor sheets are available, by calling 324-2300 or www.easthamptonfoodpantry.org.
The best way to dress to plunge is bathing suit, bathrobe and flip-flops. Hot cocoa and other treats will be served in the celebration tent after you get wet. If you don’t want to plunge, please consider sponsoring someone. It is all for a great cause. I hope to see you there.
The Amagansett Free Library and East Hampton Town Parks and Recreation are offering great things to do over the school vacation.
Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, the library closes at 3 p.m. and will reopen Saturday morning. Sunday at 2 p.m. join the library to create a quilt square. Create a quilt square will also be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 29. Monday December 28 is a 2 p.m. vacation story time for grades PK- 2. The library closes at 3 p.m. New Year’s Eve.
Check out the website www.ehamptonny.gov for Department of Parks activities.
2016 Winter Wrestling for boys in grades two to eight will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 5 through March 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the East Hampton High School Wrestling room. Please register at the Parks and Recreation Department on Pantigo Road. For more information, please call Joe Russo at 329-6633 or 903-0017.
There will be no news from me next week but make sure you pick up a copy of this paper to see the fabulous year in pictures. Enjoy your holiday week with friends and family and I am looking forward to bringing you a lot of Amagansett news in 2016. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy, Happy New Year!