The 18th Annual Duck Pond Day went ahead as scheduled Sunday, with hundreds of visitors coming down to the hamlet of Wading River to take part in the traditional event of food, crafts, information, entertainment and excitement. If I was a duck in the pond, I wouldn’t be spending too much time with my head underwater, missing the good time that everyone had, gathered for this once-a-year event. Thanks to all who put Duck Pond Day together and all those who marched in the parade, provided music, face-painting, the food, the goods and all that occurred. I agree with all those of webbed-foot heritage: It was just ducky.
Congratulations to all the residents of Shoreham and Wading River who secured or held seats on the Board of Education. The budget passed on May 17 and current board members Jack Costas and William McGrath and newcomer John Zukowski were voted in.
Do remember all those who have paid the highest price to secure our freedom by giving their lives. To every member of the armed forces on any field or in any division, your sacrifice is highly appreciated and you have our utmost respect.
Two recent fundraisers — held by some helping hearts in support of those needing a helping hand — were very successful. Sassy Salads at the Bagel Lady Café in Shoreham held its annual bread sale and chinese auction to support the Long Island 2 Day walk to fight breast cancer, which took place on May 15. Also, Friends 4 Liam held a fundraiser at East Wind and Spa in Wading River on May 12 to support the family of Liam McGuire, a Miller Avenue Elementary School student battling a rare form of leukemia. If your heart is telling you to support either or both of these noble causes, you may still lend a hand by contacting the following: Sassy Salads at Bagel Lady Café, Route 25A, Shoreham, 744-0071, or li2daywalk.org; for Liam McGuire, go to Friends 4 Liam on Facebook and donate through PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget about the Salute to the Armed Forces concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the Shoreham-Wading River High School auditorium. The performance is sponsored by the SWR Community Programs and all the SWR musicians who play in this orchestra are really talented, so it’s always a night of fine entertainment. Admission is free, so come and enjoy and also pay homage to our local heroes and heroines.
If you have some Shoreham-Wading River news to share, please email me at Etag5@optonline.net, but because of Memorial Day, we all have an early deadline. Please send your news to me today, Thursday, May 26, for the June 2 column.
Be well and we’ll meet here again next week.