Mattituck-Laurel: MHS Booster Club dinner and SADD game night

With baseball in full swing, the Mattituck Athletic Booster Club wants to raise money to build a new dugout. In addition, the cheerleaders could use new practice mats. So the club will hold “A Taste of Italy,” a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, on Friday, April 29, from 5 to 8 p,m, in the high school cafeteria. The athletes will serve the meals and there will be a 50/50 and a small chinese auction. Tickets can be purchased at Love Lane Sweet Shoppe or any varsity baseball game. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for students and children. Come support our athletes!

Speaking of support, bravo to everyone who supported this year’s PTSA Fashion Show. Watching our seniors walk the runway and sensing the overall positive feelings about our kids, school and community made for an incredible event.

Students Against Destructive Decisions will host Family Game Night at the high school on Thursday, April 28. Board games, card games and a live “Clue” game are slated for the evening of family fun!

A special birthday wish this week to Hannah McCleery, daughter of Jaime and Brian, who celebrates her first birthday on April 15!

Other people celebrating birthdays this week are Donna Hamilton, April 14; Nick Lentini and Olivia Finn on the 15th; Ashley Wilsberg, Larry Kelly and Carey Kaelin on the 16th; Sara Norkelun on the 17th; Lee Harned, Nancy Baxter and Bernadette Mahoney on the 19th; and Bryan Tyler on the 20th.

Just a reminder: The Rotary Club of Southold will be hosting its annual BBQ Chicken and Ribs (or Salmon) Dinner at Soundview Restaurant on April 26 from noon-8 p.m. The cost is $20 and take out is available.

Congratulations to Mattitalk staff writers Sussy Christensen, Emily Fliss and Cristina Bremer, who won prizes at the 2011 Quill Awards sponsored by Adelphi University. Sussy nabbed the coveted first-place honor for Best Feature Article for her story about adjusting from life in Australia to a new life at MHS. Emily and Cristina shared a third-place award in the Best News Story category for their piece on cyber bullying. Nice work, ladies!

Last week I wrote about the eighth-graders leaving for D.C. Well, I was a week early but luckily the government shutdown was averted and our students got to go to the nation’s capital.

School will be closed next week to celebrate Passover and Easter. If you’re planning to travel, be safe and spend some quality time with friends and family!