New Members Sought to Help Keep Downtown Montauk Beautiful

The Montauk Village Association has invited new members to join up on Saturday, when it will hold a general meeting and membership drive at 10:30 a.m. at the Montauk Library. Members can be residents, property owners, or businesses in the hamlet. Dues are $85 for a business, $60 for a sponsor, $50 for a couple, and $30 for an individual.

The association works to keep the downtown area beautiful by planting trees and flowers and keeping public areas clean and green. It also presents annual scholarships for college-bound students.

A good portion of the association's proceeds come from the annual Greenery Scenery party, to be held this year on Aug. 17 at the Montauk Lake Club. Tickets for the Go Green raffle are for sale now at $25 each or five for $100, and can be had by calling 631-443-1382. First prize is $10,000, second prize is $1,000, and third prize is $500.