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Calverton News: Pet photos with Santa at Hotel Indigo

I’ve got to start my column by congratulating those who participated in the awesome production of “42nd Street” these past few weeks.

The cast and crew were amazing and I think it was the best show ever. Shout-out to my three favorite girls, Patti Hautsch, Ella and Linda, and everyone’s favorite guy, Rowland, who not only performed but built the sets and did a great job. Thanks for entertaining us.

The Halloween candy buy-back program at Bach Grazina East End Orthodontics was a success! A total of 31 schools collected candy to be donated to troops overseas. Wading River Elementary School collected the most with 551 pounds, followed by Riley Avenue Elementary School with 538 pounds. Thank you very much to all who participated. If anyone would like to help sort the candy or make a donation to the American Legion, call Dina at 727-2655. Your assistance is appreciated.

The next project at Bach Grazina is collecting shoeboxes wrapped in Christmas paper and filled with a variety of simple gifts to be donated to underprivileged children. You will determine if the recipient will be a boy or girl and the child’s age. You can drop boxes off at 235 Osborn Ave. and we’ll be happy to deliver them for you. For more information, call the office at 727-2655. We also have boxes in the office if you’d like to pick one up. Thanks again!

Baiting Hollow Congregational Church will have its annual Christmas greens sale Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wreaths and arrangements will be for sale and there will be a white elephant table and free refreshments. Stop by and visit these lovely ladies and get some beautiful greens for your home.

Kent Animal Shelter will host its annual “Pet Photos With Santa and Holiday Social” at Hotel Indigo, 1830 West Main St. in Riverhead, Sunday, Dec. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. There will also be a raffles, prize baskets, refreshments and pet gifts. All proceeds benefit the shelter’s homeless animals. If you can’t bring your pet then stop by with donations of blankets, food and toys — anything that can help them be more comfortable while waiting for their new homes.

Happy birthday to Leslie Wolcott, who shares her day with a turkey. Yes, Leslie will celebrate on Thanksgiving. Best wishes for the best day ever.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Once again I encourage you to buy your vegetables from local farm stands. With the warm weather holding on there’s still a large selection, including tomatoes.

Be safe, be strong, and bless everyone in this time of uncertainty and fear. I’ll talk to you next time. Take care. Bye.

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