2018-03-15 / Columnists

Babylon News & Muse

I’m getting ready for the big snow we’re going to get, so this column will be a bit short. Tuesdays are my busy day. I play bridge in the afternoon and Mah Jong at night. Both have been tentatively cancelled because of the snow! What do you want to bet we get 1.5 inches?

In any event, I battled my way through Stop and Shop in order to get a gallon of milk and some snacks I shouldn’t have bought! When I’m snowed in, I have to have lime potato chips on hand!

•The Babylon Lions Club will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Babylon Memorial Grade School. This is the 50th Pancake Breakfast this club has sponsored. I think that I have attended all but two of them! All of them have been enjoyable and the breakfast is always delicious! The doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $6 per person and all proceeds go to local charities. You can eat all you want, and food is only part of the fun. There will be entertainment, kids’ games, face painting, music and raffles with great prizes. Call 631-383-6052 for tickets, or buy them at the door.

•The Babylon Village Volunteer Corps has already been out for the past two storms to shovel snow for other residents. A meeting was held this past Sunday at Village Hall and one of the things discussed was helping residents by cleaning up their yards and planting flowers.

•There will be a Second Clean Up the Great South Bay on April 21. Once again, volunteers are needed to clean up the Carll’s River and the East Creek. Check out information on Facebook. You can also contact the owners of the Babylon Paddleboat Shop at the east end of the Village. They should have information for you, or call the Mayor’s officer at 631-669-1212 for information about the date and time where you can meet up and help out.

•Also in April, there will be another Feed the Children event at the First Presbyterian Church. We will have between 1,800 and 2,000 boxes filled with food, household items, etc. Volunteers of all ages are needed to prepare and help recipients to bring the boxes to cars, etc.

•On May 6, the Pilot Club of Babylon will hold its annual Senior Citizen Tea at the First Presbyterian Church. It is open to seniors throughout the area, but reservations are required. Call Judy Skillen at 631-766-6522 if you or someone you know is interested!

•Happy Birthday to Tom Melito and Connie Castaneda! May you both have a great day and a wonderful year!

Readers can contribute items for this column. Send information to Mary Gallagher, c/o The Beacon Newspaper, 65 Deer Park Ave., Babylon NY 11702, or via email at acjnews@rcn.com. Please include News and Muse in the subject line.

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