Our little hamlet will be hoppin’ on Saturday, June 29, with three fantastic events taking place. So keep your fingers crossed that the sun will shine and the breezes will be warm!Beginning at 11 a.m., the East Quogue Historical Society will hold its open house at the Asbury House (formerly The Parsonage), located on the grounds of the East Quogue United Methodist Church. The members have been working overtime filling the rooms with antique pictures, old articles and Indian artifacts. On display will also be mannequins dressed in period clothing, as well as a humpback trunk and an antique desk. While admission is free, donations to help preserve our hamlet’s history will be appreciated.
Then, at noontime, our Village Green will come alive with festivities marking the 10th anniversary of our beautiful park. This not-to-be-missed event, co-sponsored by the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce and the East Quogue Civic Association, will run until 4 p.m.
For foodies there will be delicious delicacies from the New Moon Café, Scotto’s and Brewsters Seafood Market, as well as drinks from the Southampton Publick House and icy confections from Atilla Mr. Softee.
Later on, at 3 p.m., you can get a sneak peek at the great prizes acquired by the East Quogue Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for its Chinese auction. The raffle begins at 5 p.m. at the Montauk Highway firehouse. Light refreshments will be served and all proceeds will benefit the Ladies Auxiliary and our community. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, cost $15 and come with 25 free raffle tickets.
Kudos to the students and teachers at our East Quogue Elementary School. They scored big in the American Heart Association’s “Hoops for Hearts,” raising the awesome sum of $6,758 and earning the title of “top fundraising school in Suffolk County.”
Speaking of our amazing students, congratulations go to Westhampton Beach High School senior Liam McGarity, this year’s winner of the $750 college scholarship from the East Quogue Chamber of Commerce.
And hats off to Michael Huber who graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering.
Congrats also go to Westhampton Beach High School senior John Xavier Potter who is on his way to the University of Connecticut. And from his Dad, Mom, Will and Spot: “Go UCONN Huskies!”
And, finally, I hope to see you this Sunday, June 23, at the WPPB Art Show in Greenport. Accomplished artists will be displaying and selling their original works in this juried entry art show that takes place from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Mitchell Park and Marina located at 115 Front Street.
On The CalendarFriday, June 21. Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s annual family BBQ, 6 until 8 p.m., for 2013 members. For reservations, call (631) 653-4771.
Sunday, June 30: Lecture by Christopher M. Collora, author of “Long Island: Historic Houses of the South Shore,” at the Quogue Library at 3 p.m., followed by a book signing and reception. For reservations, call (631) 653-4224, ext. 4.