We’ve not had a chance to get back to the Water Mill Community Club’s field house to take a peek at the progress on the decor for the Southampton Kiwanis Club’s Creature Feature Halloween costume ball, set for this Saturday, but The Press’s wonderful editorial assistant and sometime reporter, Shaye Weaver, did get over there. Check out the story she wrote about what’s behind the amazing transformation of the field house from recreation building to creepy town.
If you want to join in the fun at the Creature Feature event, and have a chance to win the $500 prize for best costume, get your tickets now at The Carpetman on County Road 39 or Evolution Fitness on Hill Street in Southampton Village. Tickets are $40 each and will be sold only to those over age 21. All proceeds will benefit Southampton Kiwanis and, in turn, various children’s causes in the area. For more information, call 488-4252.
The guys creating the Creature Feature event are darn serious about Halloween, but they’ve got some serious competition from Terry Klager at the Water Mill branch of Suffolk County National Bank. I laughed out loud last week when I walked into the lobby there and a “bloody body” was stuck under the copy machine. She’s got zombie babies, creepy hands, blood dripping from the walls—you name it, Terry has it there. Tomorrow, all the tellers will be dressed for the holiday, because Mondays (and Halloween is on Monday) are “dead here,” said Terry. Seems appropriate.
And that brings up the fact that on Halloween, Monday, October 31, please be alert for children in costume. Getting caught up in the fun of it all, kids are known to dart out into the street in a hurry to get to the next house for trick-or-treating.
The Water Mill Bridge Club (I still can’t believe our little hamlet has one of its own!) held the sixth annual Marie Lipetz-Ed Brennan Silver Bowl tournament on September 27. There were 92 players (24 tables) competing for the trophy. Hanneke Gold and our master bridge player Len Harmon again won the Silver Bowl.
Also, the Water Mill Bridge Club has held several special games during October, including seven Club Appreciation games awarding double master points to winners. The last week of October is Silver Point week, with a special game at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30.
If folks are interested in learning how to play bridge, George Aman will teach Beginning Bridge on Thursdays starting November 3 at 7:30 p.m. He will also have intermediate-advanced beginner’s bridge lessons with supervised play beginning Saturdays at 10 a.m. on November 5. For more information, call the Water Mill Bridge Club at 726-4540 or 726-6448.
Ruby from the Water Mill Post Office called to let me know that Buddy Burnett is back in town! He moved away a few years ago but has recently returned. We know Ruby has a soft spot for Mr. Burnett, and we’ll tell you more about that next week.