The Fall Season is coming to a close, and the Holidays are coming faster than a blink of an eye. We introduced a new slate of officers for the 2020 calendar year, and the first Students of the Month from Center Moriches High School were introduced. Multiple reports for committees plans for the winter season were given, and we welcomed a new member from The Villa at Westhampton.
This months Center Moriches High School Student of the Month was Julia Pascucci! Julia is the President of the DECA Business Club at CMHS and a senior at the school. She plans on attending North Carolina State University in the fall, and plans on majoring in business psychology. Julia plans business educational field trips along with getting her peers involved in the business world. Congratulations Julia!
Another Student of the Month that couldn’t attend the meeting is Alexis Hardcastle. Congratulations to her as well.
Deck the Halls
To help pay for the holiday decorations in town, money will be transferred from the St. Patrick’s Day bank account to fund the lighting.
Most decorations were cleared for installation, however one conflict occurred because regulations from Verizon, meaning we won’t be able to use streamers on the telephone poles. If anyone has an ideas for where to use the streamers, please contact someone in the Holiday Lighting committee.
We will also be decorating the shopping centers of Center Moriches, more specifically the King Kullen shopping center. Along with the shopping centers, wreaths will be hung on the PSEG poles in town.
This years tree lighting is 7pm on December 6th at the King Kullen shopping center. Thank you to Damianos for allowing the event to take place on their property. The Holiday Parade will be the following week on December 14th.
Creating a Prettier Moriches
The Downtown Beautification committee is doing a fundraiser to raise money for their projects. The fundraiser is Musical Bingo, and is 20 dollars at the door, with 5 dollars for each additional game after the starting amount. The baskets cost around 5,000 dollars each year, so all support is appreciated!
Saluting Our Veterans
The Veterans Day Parade was a success, with help from students from Center Moriches High School and surrounding districts, it was able to go well! Thank you to all who helped, or attended the parade.
The 2019 Moriches Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party will take place on December 10th at the normal meeting time, 6pm. It is a sit-down dinner at La Volpe, and will cost 40 dollars for a 4 course meal. Wine is free, courtesy of the Chamber.
Remembering Dr. William Savino
In honor of the late Dr. Savino of the local dentistry business in Center Moriches, the Chamber will be holding a storefront decorating competition to remember his love for the Christmas season. It will be voted on by a panel, and the winner will be awarded the William A. Savino Award, and will carry the engraved plaque for the following year.
A Warm Welcome
Welcome The Villa at Westhampton to the Moriches Chamber of Commerce! The Villa at Westhampton is an exclusive assisted living community with over 10 acres of beautiful scenery. Moments away from The Village of Westhampton Beach and beaches, The Villa is a gateway to the Hamptons and innovation to senior living. Welcome!
Thank you to Legislator Rudy Sunderman and Councilman Dan Panico for your contributions to this community. Mr. Sunderman thanked the Chamber for the Veterans Day Parade, and awarded the Chamber a certificate for our parade. Mr. Panico was able to move the March of the Goblins and close the roads a day later than planned, due to bad weather on Halloween. Without him, the March of the Goblins would’ve been cancelled or had a very bad turnout. Thank you!