Happy New Year! As we ring in the new year, 2020, we get back to our monthly meetings at the Moriches Bay Diner. We were joined by a few guests, including two students of the month and 4 other guest speakers.
We welcome two students from Center Moriches High School, Alexis Hardcastle and Francesco Iorio. Alexis was the November Student of the Month and Francesco’s was the December Student of the Month, both for the business department.
Alexis is a senior, and takes Mr. Mischler’s virtual enterprises course at CMHS. In college, she wants to major in Fashion Business Management. Although she hasn’t narrowed down which university she wants to attend, she has a basic idea of what she wants to do for the next 4 years of her life.
Francesco is also a senior at Center Moriches. He works with his father at Brothers Four Pizzeria on Main Street, so he is no stranger to working for a local, family-run business. Although he enjoys working and is fascinated by the business world, his dream is to be a police officer after high school.
Congratulations to both students! This is truly an accomplishment to be proud of.
Welcoming Our Guests
We were joined by four people at this months meeting, those being Lou Baer, the Grand Marshal of the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, Hank Gmelin from the Eastport American Legion, Tom Mueller and Mike Cavanagh, owner of the East Moriches Hardware.
Lou Baer, our Grand Marshal of the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Parade, visited us at the meeting. He is a member of Center Moriches VFW, a parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Church and a member of the Memorial Park committee. He was a commander for 18 years, and we thank him for his service and for protecting us and our families.
We were also visited by a few members of the American Legion, including Hank Gmelin. He was here to talk about the Boys’ State program, and request funding by donations. The Boys’ State program is a mock government, sleepaway experience that gives juniors in high school the chance to learn more about how state governments work. This costs money to attend, and costs the Legion 400 dollars per student. They select boys through Mrs. Duffy, a guidance counselor at ESM, and through Mr. Winslow, a history teacher at CMHS. They want local businesses to sponsor a student’s trip.
On Main Street, in between Wendy’s and McDonald’s, there is a bridge built for the railroad tracks. As you may notice, this is the one part of town that isn’t ever fixed, renovated or even talked about. Tom Mueller came to request help, whether financial or volunteers. He wants to beautify this part of town, clear all the weeds and shrubs, and plant new trees and flowers. Also, he wants to clean out the sidewalk tunnel that is rarely used because of the awful condition it is in. This is a part of town that gets no attention, and Mr. Mueller wants to fix that.
As spoken about in the November meeting, we held a Holiday Window Decoration contest in honor of the late William Savino. The winner of this contest was East Moriches Hardware’s Mike Cavanagh. Although many great windows were decorated throughout the area, Mr. Cavanagh’s stood out to the judges the most. It was creative, fun and overall the best they’ve seen. Congratulations!
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
As we approach March and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, ads will be for sale for local businesses in the parade guide brochure. Prices vary depending on [the size and -Ed.] where ad is located in the guide. The St. Patrick’s Day Dinner is set for March 13th, 7pm at Rock Hill Country Club. The Parade is March 15th, 2pm on Main Street, Center Moriches.
Our Grand Marshals will be Thomas & Elsie Tebbens this year.
Rotary Club of Seatuck Cove 5K
The Rotary Club is holding a 5K race on March 21st. Prices are as followed:
- Under 18: $20.00
- 18 & Up: $25.00
- Day of Race: $30.00
You can sign up online and all proceeds go to supporting the Rotary Club of Seatuck Cove.