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Riverhead News: Class of 1985 reunion at The Birchwood

Members of the Suffolk Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in Riverhead recently gathered at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church cemetery to pay tribute to the soldiers and patriots buried there.

Among those in attendance were Georgette Case, Caroline Stepnoski, Bonnie Kroll, Frances Ryan and Jacquie Lowe. The group was joined by the Rev. Stanley Knavel and parishioner Bill Mayer, who described the history of the church’s building and grounds and graciously joined in a brief ceremony led by Georgette Case. The chapter is seeking new members whose ancestors participated in the American Revolution. If interested, call Jacquie Lowe at 631-727-0993.

Riverhead High School’s Class of 1985 will hold its 30th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 10, at The Birchwood of Polish Town. For more information, call Susan Amerson Kozakiewicz at 631-929-0123.

RHS’ Field Hockey Booster Club will host its first car wash fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Jiffy Lube. The cost is $6 per car. Stop by and help them raise some funds.

The teen department at Riverhead Free Library baked 400 dog biscuits for local animal shelters. Their next big “shelter drive” will be in November for Shelter Animal Month. The public is always encouraged to donate clean towels, sheets, blankets, and dog and cat food. Donations can be brought to the library.

Riverhead Fire Department will celebrate its 179th anniversary Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be fire prevention demonstrations, food and beverages, music provided by the Riverhead Fire Band, and a small museum dedicated to the history of the department. Bring the family and enjoy an afternoon of fun!

Belated happy birthday to Susan Deduck on Sept. 19 from Christopher.

Happy birthday to Casey Jo Hubbard, who turns 6, Grace Tocci, who turns 15, and Evelyn Skop, who turns 7, on Oct. 1; Heather Grodski, Jamie Brooks and Henry Boese, Oct. 2; Diane Zak and Donna Grodski, Oct. 3; Mark Gajowski II, David Raynor and Janna Sparrow, who turns 3, Oct. 5; Joan Heppner, Oct. 7; Wanda Wilenski, Mike Beni, Claire Mielnicki, Kyle Tocci and my son Josh, Oct. 8; Donna Atkins, Oct. 9; Jenna Gobrick, Oct. 10; and Joan Troyan and Jerry Halpin, Oct. 12.

Happy anniversary to Kim and Kenny Nash on Oct. 1; Karen and Jay Quartararo, Oct. 2; Marie and John Dunleavy, Oct. 3; Karen and Mark Heppner, Oct. 4; Wayne and Alice Kubacki, Oct. 6; Jason and Becky Hubbard and Barbara and Gilles Bouchard, Oct. 7; Holly and Skee Chew, Oct. 12; Carol and Jan Niewadomski, Oct. 13; and Dr. Richard and Marge Sears, Oct. 14.

I had a great birthday weekend! I received a surprise visit from my Uncle Gary. We had breakfast at Poppa Nick’s (where we met Louise Wilkinson) and dinner at TGIF’s and Joe’s Garage with family. I truly enjoyed being with him and hope he visits again soon. My family and I also enjoyed a pancake breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Sunday morning with friends Paul and Peggy Sparrow, whom we also had dinner with in Eastport Sunday evening. What a great weekend.

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