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Mattituck News: PTSA selling Yankee Candles for fundraiser

One of the best parts of writing this column is sharing news about former students of MHS.

This week Emilie Reimer, MHS Class of 2015 and a freshman at SUNY/Cobleskill, was named All Tournament and Athlete of the Week for her performance on the volleyball team. Emilie wanted to send a thank-you to all her Mattituck coaches for all their support. The freshman middle hitter led the Fighting Tigers to a season-opening comeback 3-2 victory last Tuesday over Castleton University by set scores of 12-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-8 and 15-12 in non-league action. Congratulations!

This was the summer of beautiful weddings. The weather was perfect, with gorgeous rainbows and sunsets adding to the special moments of many of our local couples. On Sept. 6, Our Lady of Good Counsel was full of friends and family wishing Patrick and Stefanie Fedun a happy life together. This is a storybook romance that began in their childhood. Happy days ahead filled with love is what is wished for you both!

Many years ago, Glen Hamilton, a high school friend of my daughter, brought me a bouquet of flowers to thank me for my hospitality during prom night. I knew then that someone would be lucky to have him as a life partner. Congratulations to Glen and Kaitlin Hamilton, who exchanged vows Sept. 6. May your lives together be an adventure filled with happy moments.

Best wishes go out to Jackie Boeckman and Darren Hinderliter on their recent engagement. Have fun planning the special day!

September seems to kick off a slew of activities, so let’s not forget to stop and wish the following a happy birthday during our busy schedules. Happy birthday to: Teagan Nine, Mally Fogarty, Jake Sisson, Bobby Hough, Cara Slotkin, Angela Sidlauskas, Marissa Russo, Glen Hamilton, Kathy Best, Justin Wesnofske, Sharon Brooks, Peggy Litchhult, Jerry Diffley, Katie Young, Cassie Nine, Cathy Russo, Danielle Pfaff, Bernadette Deerkoski, Dan Sidlauskas and Taylor LaRosa.

All students in grades 9-12 are currently participating in a fundraiser with the PTSA selling Yankee Candles. Twenty percent of all proceeds go to offset the cost of future proms and senior trips. At the same time, seventh- and eighth-grade students are currently selling Pampered Chef products. Profits from this sales event will help offset the cost of the eighth-grade trip to Washington, D.C. Support our kids and purchase some great products. Questions? Call the PTSA, or me, at 298-8471, ext. 3269.

My next column kicks off the month of October. Call or email me with any news you want to see on this page.

R031209_Arslanian_RContact Mattituck columnist Pat Arslanian at [email protected] or 298-8489.