While there are pumpkin patches throughout the South Fork, it seems that Water Mill really is the hub of autumn activities. We’ve got several pumpkin patches and apple orchards but, more than that, they are set up as attractions. Families from far away trek here to make a day of searching for gourds, picking apples, sipping cider and simply enjoying the crisp fall air. I can’t say I blame them.And for members of the Water Mill Community Club and their guests, this Sunday afternoon is a chance to see the farm fields from a different vantage point. Head over to the Burnett Field House to catch the first hayride at 4 p.m. and you’ll get to ride right through the fields. No matter how many times I take the ride, it never gets old. After the hayride, grab a slice of pizza in the field house and take some time to talk to your Water Mill neighbors. There will also be beverages and dessert. This event has been a WMCC tradition for decades and is truly worthwhile. But be sure to let one of the committee members know you plan to attend. Call Vivian or Dave Corwith at 726-6560 by Friday, October 18.
Next up on the Water Mill Community Club’s calendar is the Adult Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, November 16. Details to come.
It was a lovely day for the Bowls of Plenty fundraiser on Saturday at the Water Mill Museum. Hosted for the 15th year by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons, this event offers a beautiful handmade bowl filled with homemade soup in exchange for a $20 donation. The best part? You get to take the bowl home with you.
At the event, the winners of the Water Mill Museum’s raffle quilt were drawn. As of press time, the names had not been announced publicly, but we’ll try to get them for next week.
The museum closed for the season on Tuesday. My hat is off to all the incredible people involved with this historic treasure. Keep in touch with museum happenings by going to www.watermillmuseum.org.
Given the fact that one of the most vibrant organizations in Water Mill is the Water Mill Community Club, a group founded on the premise of community cooperation, I expect there could be any number of nominations for the annual Press Community First award given to someone who is having an impact on their community. If you’ve got a neighbor, friend, or relative making a difference, let us know. Tell us how their actions benefit the lives of others and the local community. Write a brief, compelling story about the individual, what distinguishes him or her from others, and highlight how the nominee’s actions benefit the lives of others. One nominee will be honored with the award and be profiled in our Hamptons Holiday supplement. A donation will also be made to the winner’s charity. Send nominations to me (for this one, I wear my supplements editor hat) at email@example.com. It must be received no later than October 25.