Col. Shelton L. Hughes Jr., CJM, son of Shelton L. Hughes Sr. and Georgia M. Perkins of Riverhead, has been named the 2011 Jail Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Jail Administrators Association at its annual training conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 27-30. Col. Hughes has served as the director of the Clarendon County Detention Center in Manning, S.C., since April 1998. He was overwhelmed by his selection and is very appreciative of his fellow jail administrators throughout the state for considering him worthy of such an honor. He is thankful for the opportunity to serve in his profession and grateful for the hardworking and dedicated staff who are truly the backbone of the detention center.
As I mentioned in a previous column, Riverhead Faculty and Community Theatre donated sound equipment including three Shure hanging mics, 12 Sennheiser body mics and two Lavalier mics to Riverhead Central School District at the opening performance of the Blue Masques’ “Once Upon A Mattress,” April 2. RFCT was able to purchase this equipment due to the generosity of the supporters. Accepting the donation were: Sean O’Hara, director of fine arts; Ann Cotton DeGrasse, president of the Board of Education; Nancy Carney, superintendent of schools; and David Wicks, associate high school principal.
Roanoke Avenue Elementary School has just completed their “Pennies for Patients” drive. They raised $1,760.47 by bringing in spare change and extra dollars to help local patients who are battling blood cancer. The check was presented to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Long Island Chapter.
Mary Laura Lamont, a local naturalist, will lead a tour through the woods and fields of Hallockville and Hallock State Park Preserve on Saturday, April 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. noting trees, shrubs, grasses, ferns, and early-blooming flowers. Registration is required. Call 298-5292 or email [email protected] Cost: $5 for Hallockville members; $6 for nonmembers. Heavy rain will cancel program.
Family fun is in store at the L.I. Science Center, where a dino dig, bubbles, glow station and more will be offered April 18 through April 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy making spring crafts and other activities. For more information, call 208-8000 or visit lisciencecenter.org.
The Peconic Bay Medical Center walking team for the Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk will be hosting a chinese auction on April 15 at the Polish Hall in Riverhead. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance; $40 at the door. For more information, call Priscilla Brady at 631-548-6217. Help support a worthy cause for women, men and families affected by breast cancer. It will be a wonderful evening of great food, friends and fun.
Congratulations to Helen Hubbard, who celebrated her 90th birthday with her family on April 4 with a pizza, cake and ice cream party. Have a great year.
Belated happy birthday wishes to Stephanie Hayes on April 7. Happy birthday to Harold Schaefer (who turns 92) today, April 14; Nicole Benitez, Deanna Ramirez and Alyssa Murphy, April 15; Peter Podlas, Robert Bartow, Michael and Linda Madigan, April 16; Kenny Nash, Tyler Abatelli, Monique Gablenz, Barbara Gallo, Roger McCabe and Joslyn Lawrence (who turns 3), April 17; Connor Zanieski, Amari Henderson, and Maxwell Kutscher (who turns 21, with love from your Ma and Pa), April 18; John Lovett, Tippy Macksel, Meaghan Davis (who turns 18), Michelle Wooley and Sarah Luce, April 19; and Katie Podlas, Alexis Polak and Bill Friszolowski, April 20. Hope your day is special.
Happy wedding anniversary to Marty and Joyce Montag on April 16 and to JoAnn and Pete Krajewski, who celebrate 42 years together, on April 20. Be sure to celebrate.