Mattituck-Laurel: Strawberry Festival hulling night at Strawberry Fields

Spring is usually a tough act to follow but, so far, June is taking center stage as a month to remember. Whether you were sitting in the heat watching our varsity boys play baseball or in the air-conditioned auditorium listening to our junior high students sing and play, June brings with it pictures to add to our scrapbooks.

Dennis and Ann Bannon know about those precious June moments, as they’re celebrating 37 years of wedded bliss on June 15. Ann is visiting the North Fork from Arizona and daughter Debbie will be coming down from Buffalo to join the family for a celebration. Debbie works upstate as a helicopter paramedic. Congratulations! May you enjoy many more happy years together.

John and Bobbie Harrison have many moments to remember from the past month. First, their son Chris graduated cum laude from New York Law School at a ceremony held at Lincoln Center May 13, also receiving honors as a Harlan Scholar and a member of Law Review. Chris attended Saint Lawrence University as an undergraduate, majoring in philosophy and economics and playing varsity soccer for four years.

Then, on May 29, Chris stood up as his brother John’s best man as John and Heather Harrison exchanged vows at Glen Manor House in Newport, R.I. The couple met in 2004 at a cocktail party for Lehigh University seniors. Heather’s sister Amy was her maid of honor and a dozen of the couple’s friends were attendants including John’s Mattituck High School buddy Mike Fisher. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dan Brisotti, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Clark, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Woodhull and another of John’s former classmates, Ben Wheaton. Best wishes to Heather and John for a life filled with love and laughter.

While we’re celebrating, let’s wish the following folks a happy birthday: Jean Mahoney and Taylor DiVello on the 17th; Ryan Poole, Dallas Dodge and Jordan Viola on the 18th; Steve Sweeney on the 19th; Scott Smith on the 20th; Ray Nine on the 22nd; and Alexis Burns, who turns 10, on the 22nd.

Hulling Night for the Strawberry Festival is this evening under the tent at Strawberry Fields. This community event allows everyone to catch up with old friends and help out the Lions Club in preparing for this weekend’s festival.

Congratulations to Frank Massa and Charles Henke, to whom the Class of 2011 has chosen to dedicate the yearbook. What an honor for two deserving teachers!

The Sacred Heart Parish religion program is holding registration during June for children entering kindergarten and grade one and other new participants. Register at the rectory office on Mondays, 10 a,m, to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays, from 1 to 4 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Bring a copy of the baptismal certificate if your child was baptized outside Sacred Heart Parish. For more information, contact Sister Anne Lynch at 734-2568.

This Sunday, mow the lawn, grill the burgers and say thank you for all he does. To all the special men who have been honored in this life by being called “Dad,” Happy Father’s Day!

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