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Calverton News: Riverhead Country Fair this Sunday

What crazy, crazy weather. If you don’t like it just wait a little bit and you’ll get something totally different.

Kent Animal Shelter’s recent Wines and Canines event at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard was a huge success. It raised $15,000, which will provide medical care to rescue animals. Great job and thanks to all those who participated.

This is the big weekend, Columbus Day, when everybody comes to the East End to pick pumpkins and have a great time. I wish everyone the best of luck and the best of weather. May it be very profitable as well!

Don’t forget! The Riverhead Country Fair will take place Sunday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Those ages 4 to adult are encouraged to enter the pumpkin- and vegetable-decorating/carving contest! Entries — one per person — must be dropped off between 7 and 9 a.m. at south end of East End Arts on Sunday. Cash prizes will be awarded for winners in each age group who place first, second or third. My little Julia won first place for her age group last year and she’s ready to enter again this year.

Happy wedding anniversary to my son Robbie and his awesome wife, Jaime, who will celebrate Oct. 11. Sending you my love for many more years of happiness. You are wonderful parents! Also, kisses and hugs from Julia, Aidan and all of us. Have a great day; we love you.

Belated happy birthday to Luke Spindler, who celebrated Oct. 3. We hope you had an awesome day. Best wishes from all who know you and love you. And to Heather Hodun, who also recently celebrated. We hope you had a great day, Heather.

Happy birthday to Heather’s brother, Mark Jr., whom I’ve had the pleasure of working with recently. Mark will turn 21 Oct. 18. From all your family and friends, we hope you have a really great day, Mark!

A quick thank-you to Patti Rambo for the delicious zucchini bread. You’re the best, honey, and I love you dearly.

We lost an awesome friend this past week. Covetta Corbin entered heaven as God’s newest angel. We all met Co at Riley Avenue Elementary School, when our children attended. I cannot tell you what an amazing, beautiful person she was. We shall miss you, Co, but treasure all the laughter that you’ve brought to us. Rest in peace, my friend.

Until next week, be safe and take care. I’ll talk to you soon. Bye.

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