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Calverton News: Annual chicken barbecue set for Aug. 1

It’s really feeling like summer. And with summer comes fresh fruits and veggies. For instance, local blueberries and raspberries are available, with peaches right around the corner. Don’t forget to freeze some of these delicious fruits. Toss them in a freezer bag, walk away and enjoy them in January! Just imagine, blueberry muffins on a snowy day, with fresh blueberries from the summer!

Baiting Hollow Congregational Church’s annual chicken barbecue will be held Saturday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets purchased in advance are $20; $10 for children 10 and under. Tickets purchased at the door cost $2 more. The menu includes barbecued chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, cabbage salad, baked beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, iced tea and lemonade, and watermelon. Takeout will be available. You really don’t want to miss this. It’s amazing! Go and enjoy the best barbecue of the year.

The American Pet Professionals will host this year’s “Summer Mix and Mingle” networking event/benefit on Thursday, July 30, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard. The APP helps businesses and individuals grow by working together to unite the pet industry with many rescue groups. The event will feature wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres, live music, a private tour, a visit with the rescue horses, and more. Cost: APP members, $65 per person ($75 after July 25); non-members, $75 per person ($85 after July 25). For more information, visit Thanks for all the good work you do!

Happy birthday to Sharon Yousik on July 18. Her adorable granddaughter, Sammi, can’t wait to take her Nana to the racetrack Saturday night. Have a great time at the races, Sharon. Birthday wishes also go out to my grandson, Aiden Pelis, who will celebrate his 2nd birthday July 28. Aiden is adorable, has a mind of his own, and learns new stuff every single day. And yes, I spoil him! With a smile like that I just can’t help it. Happy birthday, little man, from your mommy and daddy, your big sister, Julia, Grandma Amma, Auntie Jamie, and Trisha. We all love you so much.

Another proud grandma and grandpa, Shirley and Everett Robinson of Calverton, were visited by family this past weekend and all had the best time. Uncle Rashard also joined in on the fun and got a workout from the little ones. Shirley and I compare notes about our babies and agree there’s nothing quite like being a grandparent.

That’s all for now. Enjoy the weather and get to the beach! Before you know it, dare I say the north wind will blow and these warm days will be just a pleasant memory. Get out there and have some fun. Till next time, be safe and I’ll talk to you soon. Take care. Bye.

R031209_Pelis_R.jpgContact Calverton columnist Cheryl Pelis at [email protected] or 827-2803.