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Holiday Lights and Charitable Efforts in Montauk

Thu, 11/18/2021 - 12:21
Morgan McGivern

The Montauk Lighthouse Committee is gearing up for the return of the holiday Lighting of the Light on Nov. 27 at 4:30 p.m. The lights will be turned on at 5:15 by Dave and Gail Webb, to whom this year’s ceremony is dedicated. The committee is accepting donations to defray the cost of lighting up the Lighthouse. Checks can be made payable to the Montauk Historical Society, P.O. Box 943, Montauk 11954.

The Montauk Food Pantry is collecting toys for the children of migrant and seasonal farm workers and will deliver them to the headquarters of the Eastern Farm Workers Association in Bellport in time for a visit with Santa in December. New unwrapped toys, games, art supplies, backpacks, or sweatshirts for babies and children up to the age of 13 can be dropped off at the St. Therese preschool lobby, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon through Dec. 4. The Montauk Library’s food drive to support the Montauk Food Pantry continues through Tuesday. Nonperishable food items such as canned goods, rice and beans, cereal, dry pasta, and disposable diapers of all sizes can be dropped off at the library annex.

The annual holiday dinner for Montauk senior citizens, held at the Montauk Firehouse in pre-pandemic times, will instead be offered in takeout or delivery form on Dec. 5 starting at 1 p.m. The free meals will include bread and butter, fruit salad, butternut squash soup, green beans amandine, mashed potatoes, sliced ham with raisin sauce, turkey with all the trimmings, apple pie, and wine. Local cooks and chefs, among them Joanie Franzone, Sammy Joyce, Ed Lightcap, Sarah Newbery, Annie Joyce, and Elise Prado, will prepare the food. Members of the Montauk Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Montauk Lions Club, and Montauk Fire Department and ambulance squad, and the help with deliveries. Meals can be reserved by calling 631-668-5695 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.


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