Mattituck-Laurel: Homecoming an important tradition

09/30/2010 12:00 AM |

Can you believe tomorrow is the first of October? With the leaves beginning to change and the air becoming more crisp every day, it’s truly a beautiful time on the North Fork. I’ll admit, however, that those left turns are almost impossible on the weekends!

Creating new traditions is important, and last week’s Homecoming events were a new beginning for many good things to come. Watching the soccer games under the lights, seeing all the younger children running around the fields, catching up with old friends and just feeling the excitement from all who attended proved that all the events were a hit. The day would not have been successful, however, without the hard work and innovation of the Athletic Booster Club and its president, Joe Doorhy. Thanks to the many volunteers who signed up test drivers at the Lucas Ford fundraiser, worked the clothing table or served everyone from the newly equipped Snack Shack.

It’s always fun to catch up with people at our homecoming games. Besides being the grandmother of three, Karenann Volinski shared with me her excitement at working for the Southampton School District. Best of luck! I also had the pleasure of seeing pictures of Charlie Anderson’s grandsons, Scott and Jacob. This man was born to be called “Grandpa.”

Nick Deegan was happy to share that son Eamon is enjoying his time at Champlain College. Also making their support known by rooting from the sidelines were Bill Flinter, Vito Italia, Joe and Dot Pfaff, Dan Ross, the Murphys, Beebes, Wilcenskis, McDonalds and too many more to mention.

It was old home week at the Snack Shack, with former BOE member Lynne Krauza and Deb Cahill once again volunteering side by side with Mary Gatto, Kerri Brisotti, Darla Doorhy, Deb Guja and so many more — all helping out for a good cause.

Edith Krupski wants to thank all her family and friends — especially those who came from out of town — who surprised her on Sept. 12 with a party to celebrate her 85th birthday. She says it was a day she’ll never forget.

Celebrating birthdays this week are Irene Krizek today, Sept. 30; Dick Brooks, Lisa Rizzo and Kathryn Rosnack on Oct. 1; Maria Montgomery and Chuck Timpone on the 2nd; and Maria Brisotti and Margot Kobus on the 3rd.

A ‘Blessing of the Animals’ will take place, rain or shine, on Sunday, Oct. 3, on the front lawn of Our Lady of Good Counsel Church. For reservations, contact Nancy Deegan at 298-8304.

Special thanks to all who came out to support the Mattituck SAAD Club’s Tucker Bowl last week. The seniors were triumphant this year but everyone gave it their all and had a great time. Thanks also to Merry’s Cakes, which donated a beautiful homemade cake, with Tucker Bowl inscribed, for the junior high Student Council to sell; to the teachers who volunteered to play; and to Andrea Nydeggar, who worked tirelessly to make this event a huge success for the second year in a row.

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9. This year’s theme is “Smoke Alarm: A Sound You Can Live With.” The Mattituck and Cutchogue fire departments will be visiting Cutchogue East Elementary School to teach the children about the dangers of fire.