Happy holidays to all. This is my last column for 2011 and I want to thank everyone who actually reads this column for your support. I also want to thank all who supported the Springs Food Pantry, the Springs Library, the Springs Fire Department and other Springs organizations and causes.
John Claflin, chief of the Springs Fire Department, and members of the department would like to thank Luis DeLoera and the staff from Michael’s Restaurant for their donations and for providing a wonderful holiday party for members of the department and their spouses.
The Springs Library is still raising money for their playing card project. They want to create a deck of 55 playing cards featuring a photo of historic places and people of Springs. For a donation of $100 you or your organization will be listed on the card as a sponsor. The decks will sell for $10.
The Pussy’s Pond Bridge organization is still raising money for the new bridge. To help out, you can go to www.pussypondbridge.org and make a donation with a credit or debit card. Or send a check, payable to EHTPS, to P.O. Box 1784, East Hampton NY 11937.
The Springs Presbyterian Church is selling its poster “Springs the Way it Was.” They sell for $35 framed and $15 unframed. They can be purchased at the Corner Store at One Stop Market or by calling the church at 324-4791.
The Springs Food Pantry wants to give everyone less fortunate the opportunity to have a nice holiday meal. They have enough frozen turkeys and chickens but would like donations of non-perishable food items such as canned soups, fruit and vegetables. Donations can be left by the side door or dropped off on Wednesday afternoons.
Project Most helps hundreds of kids every year by providing after-school programs. They have art projects, homework help, and other programs. They also sponsor the Seedlings Project. They erected a greenhouse at the Springs School and teach the kids how food is grown and distributed. The group’s funding has been reduced so any help would be appreciated. Send a check to P.O. Box 1486, East Hampton NY 11937 or call 646-345-5608 for more information.
The Springs Improvement Society is still trying to pay down the debt from its construction loan. The group is also in need of a new refrigerator. If you want to help, send a check to P.O. Box 537, East Hampton NY 11937 or call me for more information.