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Riverhead News: Run to Remember race set for Sunday

PBMC Auxiliary chairwomen Thelma Booker and Lyn Tyler, and the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 1742, hosted a community fundraiser called “Dress to Impress” April 26 at the lodge. In attendance were Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Riverhead Free Library director Joy Rankin, PBMC director Jo Fehling and vice president of Human Resources Monica Rauls, former LOOM governor Vincent Passantino, and newly elected LOOM governor Michael Sinning. Without the support of the community this event would not have been successful. Also, many thanks to RFL, Friends of Riverhead Free Library, Riverhead Building Supply, Foxwood Village, Sunken Pond Estates, John Wesley Village, Kiwanis of Greater Riverhead, Order of the Eastern Star No. 62 (Tyre Chapter), Women of the Moose Chapter 1118 and Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary, and all the families and friends who were a part of this great event.

The community is invited to a “Jesus Alive” concert Saturday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Riverhead Methodist Church on East Main Street. This free event will include music by the Glorification Singers and will feature the Jesus Alive dancers. Pastor Enrique Lebron hopes you will join them for an evening of great music and fellowship. There will be a freewill offering. Please bring a non-perishable food item to help feed Long Island’s hungry. For more information, call the church at 727-2327 or visit Hope to see you there.

The Riverhead Administrator’s Association will host a 5K run/walk called “Run to Remember” Sunday, May 17, at 9 a.m. at Riverhead High School. A kids’ “fun run” for ages 10 and under will be held at 10:30 a.m. The event is being held to remember and celebrate the memory of lost loved ones. Memorial boards will be in place in the gymnasium. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. Cost: $20, early online registration; $25, day of race; $3, kids’ fun run. For more information, visit or call 369-6746. Funds will go toward RHS senior class scholarships. There will be water on the course and bagels and snacks at the finish line.

Riverhead’s annual combined veterans Memorial Day parade to honor fallen soldiers will be held Monday, May 25. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the corner of Pulaski Street and Osborn Avenue and proceed down Main Street.

Happy birthday to Eric Reilly, Tim Corwin and Betty Nash on May 14; Samantha Carter, Fran Madzelan and Gary Hotchkiss, May 15; Baycan Fideli, May 16; Harry Wilkinson, May 17; Andre Ceckowski, May 18; Ryan Seebeck, May 19; John Luce and Alyssa Rowe, May 20; John Kurpetski, Mary Langhorn and Blake Corwin, May 21; Lily Luparella (who turns 3), Cameron Dick (3) and Nicole Lojko, May 22; Justin Maas, May 23; Candice Hughes and Reid William Groth, May 24; and Dennis Kenter, Patrick Flammia and Skip Beal, May 27.

Happy wedding anniversary to Bryan and Buffy Krajewski on May 16; Baycan and Amy Fideli, May 20; Connie and Dennis Kenter, May 25; and Richie and Nina Campbell, May 26.

Get well wishes go out to Susan Deduck, from Christopher; and to Nina Campbell, Marie Madigan, Gibby Smith and Nancy Gassert.

Don’t forget the school budget vote will be held Tuesday, May 19, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Every vote counts.

There’s an early deadline for the May 28 issue. Please forward to me any news you’d like to share by Thursday evening, May 21. Thank you.

Berezny_RContact Riverhead columnist Kathy Berezny at 727-6148 at [email protected].