Flanders: What’s with the Christmas decorations

Happy October, friends and neighbors. If you’ve been in the stores lately you might have thought it was late November. Can you believe some already had their Christmas stuff out? I almost fell down when I saw the Christmas trees on display and all the decorations and wrapping paper. Hello out there, we do not want Christmas in September. Can we just get through Halloween? Please!

The second annual Antique Auto Show at The Big Duck Ranch will be held on Sunday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 17. Preregistration for your antique vehicle is $15 by Oct. 5; $20 on the day of the show. Admission is $5; children under 10 are free. Vendor space (10 x 10) is available for $35. There will be live music, raffles and prizes. Bring the entire family! For more information, call Terry at 631-591-2416 or e-mail [email protected]. Applications can also be picked up at The Big Duck.

Do you enjoy working with children? If yes, the Southampton Youth Board is looking for interested community members to fill vacancies in its membership. The board is charged with advising the Town Board and the town’s Youth Bureau on issues involving local children and families. Volunteer members are appointed by the Town Board following an application and screening process. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of every month at Southampton Town Hall. Positions are open to those who reside in Southampton Township or work for an agency that serves Southampton children and youth. For more information, or to apply, call Nancy Lynott, Youth Bureau director, at 702-2417.

Bay View Pines Civic Association’s next meeting is tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center. Special guest will be Chief Town Investigator Dave Betts, who will speak about code enforcement. All are welcome to attend.

Stephanie Harroun, who celebrated her 19th birthday on Sept. 18, had much more to celebrate that day: She placed second in the women’s division of the Long Island Motocross. Her brothers Ron Jr. and Ben placed third and sixth, respectively. Following the races the family went to Uncle Jim’s and Aunt Pam’s house for a birthday party. Mom, Dad, Ron Jr., Ben, and all your family and friends hope you had a great day!

Roanoke Avenue Elementary’s PTO is having a Fall Harvest fundraiser at Martha Clara Vineyards Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. There will be plenty of fall decorations for your home. Everyone is welcome.

Did everyone enjoy that blast of heat last Saturday? I liked it, I’m a summer baby. All fall means to me is that winter is coming.

That’s all for this week, folks. Call or e-mail me with anything you’d like to share with the community. Please drive safely and put those cell phones down.