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Aquebogue News: Donate school supplies, receive a discount

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Happy anniversary to Kenneth and Elinore Leboner of Jamesport, who celebrated 50 years together July 18. Also, Kenneth turned 77 July 24. The pair celebrated their love and Kenneth’s birthday with 40 friends and family members at the Bonwit Inn in Commack. 

Belated happy birthday to cousin Frederica Miles, who celebrated July 31, from her friends and family.

Carolyn’s Salon in Aquebogue will be collecting school supplies throughout August to be donated to With every donation, customers will receive 20 percent off all retail products. Call 722-5023 for more information.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church will host Vacation Bible School for children ages 4-11 Aug. 18-22, from 9 a.m. to noon. Visit for more information.

Congratulations to Amy Cosgrove of Old Steeple Community Church. She has retired as office administrator and will be greatly missed. The church will host its annual Antiques in the Churchyard Show Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date is Aug. 30. Food and drink will be available for purchase in the church hall. Donation is $7 ($6 with discount coupon).

The 16th annual Sound to Bay 10K and 5K run will be held Aug. 24. Proceeds from the race and raffle benefit Jamesport Fire Department and its associated community outreaches. Check-in and registration begin at South Jamesport Beach. 10K runners will be bused to Iron Pier Beach, where they will follow the race route back to South Jamesport Beach. 5K runners will begin and end at South Jamesport Beach. Registration is $25. A form can be found online at Raffle tickets are still available. First prize is $2,500; second prize, $1,000; and third prize, $500. Winners will be chosen at the post-run gathering at 10:30 a.m. at South Jamesport Beach. To purchase a raffle ticket, send your name, address and a $20 donation to P.O. Box 78, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport, NY 11947. Checks should be made payable to Sound to Bay 10K for both the raffle and the run. Direct online registration for the Sound to Bay run is available with a third-party vendor at Scroll down the page to August events.

About five years ago I walked the 10K and had the honor of finishing last. This year I registered to run the 5K. Late in 2013, I was diagnosed with MS. To combat the disease and the stress, I added running to my daily rosary walk. I offer my rosary run as a prayer for friends and family. Please join me, and my daughter Johanna, in our offering of prayer and in supporting the fire department at the Sound to Bay run.

R031209_Benthal_R.jpgContact Aquebogue columnist Eileen Benthal at [email protected] or 833-1897.