On Sunday evening August 14th, the Hampton Bays Beautification Association held its 20th Annual Free “Concert Under the Stars” featuring “The Fabulous Grease Band” at Ponquogue Beach in Hampton Bays. The evening was perfect, warm and breezy with a beautiful sunset as many residents and visitors sat overlooking the bay and the ocean listening while others danced to the wonderful sounds of the band.
We would like to thank the Town of Southampton for assisting in this event. Jon Erwin, Kristen Doulos and the entire crew of the Parks and Recreation Department did a really commendable job. Also, kudos to Southampton Town Human Services for the shuttle busses, Town of Southampton Highway Department, Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance, Hampton Bays Volunteer Fire Department and the Southampton Town Police Department for the extraordinary job they did.
I would also like to thank the Hampton Bays Beautification Association volunteers who put this wonderful event together. Chairmen Jack O’Keefe and John Zuccarelli and their great team of Greeters, Bucket Brigade, our roving photographer Molly Doyle. Without our volunteers and the financial help of the community, this wonderful event would not be possible. Look for the pictures on our web site soon. www.hbba.net.
We would like to extend a very special thanks to Hampton Bays High School student, Christiaan Padovan for singing the National Anthem and entertaining us at intermission.. What wonderful talent and such a treat for the community.
HBBA would like to thank our Major Sponsors: Bridgehampton National Bank and and the Caiola Family Sponsors: Hampton Bays Town Center and The King Kullen Super Market. Benefactors: Hampton Maid, Rechler Equity Partners, Brothers Painting and Decorating, Boardy Barn, Rumba, & TD Bank. Associates: Hutchison Landscaping and Quogue Sinclair Fuel and Shinnecock Animal Hospital. Friends: Village Real Estate, Oakland’s Restaurant, Village Auto Body, All State Insurance, Jackson’s Marina, Steve Maresca, Jim Morgo, Gregor Well Drilling Gail and Bill Liner, Louise and Stephen Kornfeld, Eileen Grogan and John Konz, Maurizio and Tracy Gazzani and Hi-Ridge Associates, Dr. Bickford, James Patton, Josephine Ziotis, John and Valerie Zuccarelli, Helen Gerahty, John Siebold, Laura O’Gorman and Uncle Bob’s Storage.
Our thanks to all of the community who attended in record numbers, enjoying the evening and making new friends and discovering many old acquaintances. Lastly, thank you all for making our community the wonderful place that it has become.
Susan von Freddi, President of the Hampton Bays Beautification.