09/23/2010 12:00 AM |

‘Go Tuckers’ will be the cheer you hear tomorrow as Mattituck High School celebrates its 2010 Homecoming. There will be tennis, volleyball and soccer games to watch, Lucas Ford cars to test-drive (with a $20 donation going into the Booster Club treasury with each drive) and the unveiling of the club’s big blue snack truck. The games will follow a pep rally and PTSA-sponsored flag football game. Afterward, students are invited to this year’s Homecoming Dance. Sounds like it will be a lot fun for all involved.

Homecoming wraps up a week of spirit-filled activities throughout the school. Each grade was assigned a hallway to decorate. Imaginations went wild as the halls came to life with creativity. In addition each day had a theme — PJ Day, Jersey Day, Animal Day, Decade Day and finally, in preparation for the pep rally, Blue and Gold Day — and students dressed accordingly to compete for prizes.

Speaking of fun, tonight at 7 p.m, students in grades 9-12 will team up against the teachers, administrators and support staff in a test of agility, speed and common sense at this year’s Tucker Bowl. Everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to Rebecca Caracciolo and her horse, Prince William, who took seven ribbons at the recent Hampton Classic. On opening day in the Children’s Eq low she was first over fences, fourth in the flat class and 10th in the Marshall and Sterling. In the Children’s Hunter Pony Larges, she was ninth over fences, third over fences, eighth under saddle. She also took second place in the Children’s Hunter Pony Classic. Rebecca also won first place in the Marshall and Sterling class at the The North Fork Classic on the previous Friday.

Marissa Russo celebrates her birthday today, Sept. 23, and her mom, Cathy, cuts her cake on the 26th. They’ll be traveling to the Big Apple to enjoy a performance of “West Side Story.” Anyone who knows Marissa will understand that this is the perfect gift!

Other people celebrating birthdays this week are Angela Sidlauskas today; Glen Hamilton, Kathy Best, Justin Wesnofske and Sharon Brooks on the 24th; Peggy Litchhult on the 25th; Jerry Diffley, Katie Young, Danielle Pfaff and Cassie Nine on the 26th; Bernadette Deerkoski on the 27th; Daniel Sidaluskas on the 28th; and Taylor LaRosa on the 29th.

The next mystery/thriller book discussion at Mattituck-Laurel Library will be Oct. 19 at 4 p.m. The book to be discussed is “The Poet” by Michael Connelly. Stop by and pick up a copy. Any questions, contact Bev Wowak at 298-4134, ext. 6.

The PTSA and grades 9-12 are co-sponsoring a Yankee Candle fundraiser to help offset the cost of the prom and senior trip for individual students.