Calverton: Baiting Hollow Congregational Church chicken barbecue coming up

I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend. I have clearly lost my mind. Last week I forgot to wish a happy birthday to my friends who have birthdays around the Fourth so I am doing so now. I guess I can blame it on lots of stuff going on.

Belated happy birthday wishes go to my wonderful friend and former Riverhead resident Lori Sheppish, who now lives up near Monticello. I love you, my friend. I hope you had a perfect, wonderful, amazing birthday on July 1. From your daughters, and all your family and friends near and far, we hope your day was the best. Wishes also go out to my friend Kenny Smith, who now lives in North Carolina. He is so missed by not only myself, but half of Manorville. Kenny celebrated on July 3 with so much love but I haven’t enough room to tell you about it. From Patti, Cassie, yours truly and all your family and friends, including half of Manorville, we hope you had a special day.

To Bryan Kappenberg, our firecracker baby who celebrated his birthday on July 4, we hope you had a really fun birthday. From your wife, your children, your mom and dad and all your family and friends, a very happy birthday to you. To my uncle Larry Taylor Sr., who celebrated on July 5, our love and best wishes to you. From Bertha, little Larry, Barbara, myself and your precious little friend Brooklyn, as well as all who know and love you, we hope you had a very nice day.

Don’t forget to pencil in the most amazing barbecue of the year: Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s annual chicken BBQ, which will take place on Aug. 6. I’ll have many more details for you in the upcoming weeks, but save the date!

A really cool retirement party was held recently for a really cool lady, River Road’s own Jenny Miloski. Two key players in planning this party were Betsy Chappell and Alice Kubacki, along with the rest of the office of pupil personnel services. Jenny loves Jackie Kennedy Onassis, which was the theme of her party. The party included M&Ms with Jenny’s face pictured on them; a YouTube PowerPoint, which showed Jenny’s face appearing in scenes with JFK; and many other surprises that made tears of joy and laughter fall from everyone’s eyes. Jenny’s last day of work was June 30 and was very emotional indeed. We wish you many happy years of fun and relaxation. God bless.

That is all for this week. I sure hope we all enjoy the summer weather. Be safe and have a great time. And don’t forget to buy your veggies at local farm stands. Take care, bye.