One of the best signs of spring is the East Marion Fire Department’s annual chinese auction, which is next Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It’s hard to believe it’s their 22nd. Besides the auction, there will be the usual white elephant table and refreshments.
Thanks to everyone who supported the OCA Song Swap, which was quite a success in spite of the inclement weather.
Speaking of OCA, the annual Easter egg hunt they sponsor will be this Saturday, April 23, at 9 a.m. sharp, rain or shine. It’s for Oysterponds children in grade 4 and under. Please bring your own basket and be prepared to give a donation, modest or otherwise, to defray expenses. For detail, call Holly Mastrangelo at 323-2311.
Many Oysterponds neighbors will be singing in an oratorio, DuBois’ “Last Seven Words of Christ,” accompanied by string orchestra and organ, as part of a Good Friday service at Mattituck Presbyterian Church. Admission is free.
The community Easter sunrise service will be at 6 a.m. at the end of Narrow River Road. This year it will be planned by OCC and the breakfast that follows will be served by and at the Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Check elsewhere in the paper for the full list of services in our area.
Speaking of the Methodist Church, it’s celebrating a new website at orientmethodists.org. While you’re at it, other community websites are also chock full of information and fun pictures. Check out Orientcong.org, Poquatuckhall.com, Oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org, stagnessgpt.org, orientfiredepartment.org and orientyc.com. I know I must be missing some group; please let me know. If you’re an out-of-towner, visiting these sites will help you catch up on the comings and goings.
Sixth-grader Bennett Oats got in touch to share two events aimed at raising funds to help Japan. The fifth- and sixth-grade classes will sponsor Wingo at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, in the Oysterponds School gym and will hold a car wash Saturday, April 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please support these functions and help our students understand the importance of global citizenship.
Word on the street (or better known as the jungle telegraph) is that everyone’s very pleased that Joan Frisicano has been appointed permanent part-time superintendent of Oysterponds School. Congratulations and welcome.
OK, did it again. I kept reminding myself that Sandra Chapin was doing that decade change thing this week and I missed it anyway. It must be something to do with the Frank household, since they all look too young for their age. Hope your new decade day on April 17 was a blast.
Pep Kalin is tucked back in his home and hoping to welcome visitors. Please call and stop in.
May all faiths celebrating their holy days this month be blessed and, as Mickey Mouse would say, “See you real soon.”
On a side note, I hope some other group will hold a car wash next month, as I’m sure my car will need one after the trip north.