Cross Sound Ferry cuts $10K check to ‘The Ranch’

Jerry and Fern Hill, left, founded Timothy Hill Children's Ranch on Middle Road in Riverhead. (Courtesy photo)
Jerry and Fern Hill, left, founded Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch on Middle Road in Riverhead. (Courtesy photo)

About a month after the Cross Sound Ferry’s 25th annual Fireworks Benefit Cruise, the company donated a $10,000 check to Riverhead nonprofit Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch.

Close to 400 people attended the annual fireworks show, a sunset cruise from Orient Point to New London which features a fireworks display. In addition to donating to THCR, the event raised funds for a scholarship the company set up for Greenport, Mattituck-Cutchogue and Southold High Schools.

“Cross Sound and Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch have enjoyed a great working relationship for the last 7 years. THCR feels blessed to have a relationship with a company that is committed to helping the youth on Long Island that are in need of second chances at life,” said Thaddeus Hill, executive director of THCR.

“The Ranch,” as Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch is known, serves at-risk youth on a 70-acre farm on Middle Road in Riverhead.

Cross Sound Ferry’s charity cruise has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception a quarter decade ago.

“The programs offered by THCR to children and families in need are invaluable especially in today’s world. Any support we can lend to their efforts is worthwhile,” said Stan Mickus, marketing director with Cross sound Ferry.