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Bridgehampton Day Is in Its Fifth Year

Fri, 08/12/2022 - 07:18
Willie Jenkins at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center with Cierra Gioielli in 2020.
Durell Godfrey

Bridgehampton Day, a celebration of the hamlet's history and people, will take place Saturday from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center.

Now in its fifth year, Bridgehampton Day features food and music, tables for vendors and other local businesses, a women's softball game, and a relatively new tradition — the Kareem Coffey/Bobby Hopson Memorial Basketball Game, with teams from Bridgehampton and Southampton facing off.

Three people will be honored with Community Advancement Awards: Paul Jeffers, Ann Bacon, and Julie Hopson. "Their actions over the years have enriched and bettered the communities they belong to," Willie Jenkins, the day's organizer, said.

Mr. Jenkins, a community advocate who grew up in the hamlet, said Bridgehampton Day honors history while also "preserving our shrinking community out there, as it is getting bought out."

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