Riverhead: Memorial Day looming

Kathy Berezny

First Baptist Church of Riverhead held its 55th annual Women’s Day Service on May 15. The celebration included a dance performed by Kim Stephens and songs of praise sung by the church’s choir along with members and guests. All the women were dressed in white and wore colorful silk scarves symbolizing the month in which they were born. They called themselves “all God’s precious gemstones.” The history of women was beautifully presented by Shirley Coverdale and a beautiful sermon was given by Pastor Cynthia Liggon. To show their gratitude, the men of FBC honored the women by preparing a beautiful luncheon for all to enjoy. Thanks to co-chairperson Mary Miles and Kimberly Ligon for all their hard work in making it a truly wonderful, evangelical event.

Congratulations to Ann Cotten-DeGrasse and Greg Meyer on their re-election to the Riverhead Board of Education and to newly elected member Kim Ligon, who starts her term on July 1, 2011. Best of luck to all of you.

Belated happy 85th birthday wishes to Jack Barnes, who celebrated on May 22. Hope your year is truly special.
Happy birthday to Dennis Kenter, Skip Beal and Patrick Flammia (who turns 24) on May 27; Terry Barty and Bo Goodale, May 28; Anne Podlas, May 29; Barbara Warner, Julie Miller and Shirley Brown, May 31; and Sue Harbey, June 1. Be sure to celebrate.

Happy 32nd wedding anniversary wishes to Nina and Richie Campbell on May 26 and a happy 46th wedding anniversary to John and Pat Kurpetski on May 30. Hope your day is special.

Looking for something to do this time of the year? Why not join the Friends of Riverhead Free Library? It’s a great opportunity to meet new people. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, so stop by and say hello. Remember, the library depends on its Friends.

All young ladies who are single, between the ages of 17 and 23, with Polish heritage and are residents of Long Island can vie for the title of Miss Polish Town Queen. Interested candidates should call Sheila Tradeski at 727-7472 for information and an entry form. The coronation ball to crown the 2011 Miss Polish Town USA, will be held at The Birchwood restaurant on Saturday, June 4, from 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, music and dancing. Call Kay Davis at 727-7986 to enjoy a truly wonderful evening.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. Be sure to take a moment to remember the men and women who have died for our country serving in the armed forces. May we always be thankful for their unselfish gift of life so that we may live in the greatest country ever.

The annual Memorial Day parade starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of Pulaski Street and Osborne Avenue.

The News-Review office will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, therefore there is an early deadline for the June 2 issue. Please send me any information for that issue by tonight, Thursday, May 26.

Have a great weekend and a great Memorial Day!