Greenport: What a great Maritime Festival

Wow! What a weekend! Each year it seems that more and more people discover our Maritime Festival and the wonderful village we call home.

Jeremy Hamilton’s friends and family will host a pig roast fundraiser for the scholarship fund in his name on Saturday, Oct. 2 at noon at Herzog (Sixth Street) Park (rain date Oct. 3). The free event is open to the public. Donations are welcome and there will be a 50/50 raffle. If you can’t make it but would like to contribute, checks payable to GHS Class of SSRq93 Jeremy Hamilton Scholarship Fund can be mailed to P.O. Box 481, Greenport, NY 11944.

Of course, you’ll want to show up at the event in a clean vehicle so plan to stop by the GHS cheerleaders’ car wash at the school, Oct. 2, 9 a.m. to noon. Free will donations will be accepted.

Also on Oct. 2, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold a special Blessing of the Animals service at 4 p.m. All are welcome to bring their pets. Please call 477-0662 to confirm your attendance.

On Saturday, Oct. 9, St. Peter’s will be host a Harvest Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If it rains, the festival will be rescheduled for Monday, Oct. 11. For more information, call 631-477-0662.

The Friends of Floyd Memorial Library will hold a chinese auction, book sale and bake sale on Oct. 9 at the library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Let’s not forget to support the Greenport Fire Department Rescue Squad, which is there for us 24/7, 365 days of the year. It will hold its annual chicken dinner fundraiser on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Soundview Restaurant between noon and 8 p.m. The donation is $18 per person and takeout orders will be available. Get your tickets from any Rescue Squad member or at the door.

The ELIH Auxiliary’s East End branch will host its fall Fingertip Luncheon on Oct. 14 at noon at Front Street Station. You’re sure to walk away with something, as there will be raffles, sweepstakes and door prizes, Tickets are $15 per person and available at the Corner Gift Shop in the hospital lobby or by calling 477-3670.

No, this is not a repeat item from last week. Cherie and Dick Hulse are great-grandparents once again. This time around, their granddaughter Jessica (daughter of Richie) had a baby girl. Kasandra Danae entered out world Sept. 23, tipping the scales at 8 pounds, 13 ounces. This brings Cherie and Dick’s great-grandchild count up to eight!

Belated birthday wishes to Donna Harrison, who celebrated Sept. 26, and her husband, Jim, whose special day was the 28th.

This week’s birthdays include Lisa Kreiling on Oct. 1; Madison Harrison on the 2nd; Kristy Hansen, “Bumpy” Grilli, Sue Rogers, Mike Goldsmith, Joanie Kart, Kathy Hubbard and Jade Creighton on the 3rd; Liz Morrison on the 4th; my cousin Cassady Heaney, Ryan Rempe, Chrissy McElroy and Jessica Henderson on the 5th; and my bestest friend in the whole wide world, June Harris, as well as Mike Connolly and Dawn Angevine, on the 6th.

Celebrating wedding anniversaries this week are Chris and Paul Dinizio, toasting their 32nd on Oct. 1; Margaret and John Lellman, married 23 years on Oct. 3; and my cousin and her husband, Kathy and Bob Wallace, who will mark 36 years of wedded bliss on the 4th.