The Columbus Day weekend was
anything but festive as an icy rain relentlessly doused Kismet late Friday
night through Saturday, the day of the annual Pasta Dinner. As tables were set
up and cooks prepared their fare many worried who, if any, would come. Many of
the "usual's" were off island at other holiday functions.
Relief was not in sight as the
rain, when it finally stopped late afternoon, was followed by bone
chilling damp cold - (and to think the weekend before was beachdays)
I greeted the loyal as they
straggled off the afternoon ferry
"Are you crazy...coming
but come they did, and, as the
doors opened at 6:30, and the newly installed music system delivered the
required Sinatra songs, smiles abounded - Steve's shouts of 50-50 blended with
Sugrue's alcoholic enticements, tables were staked out in the cavernous
truck area, neighbors and friends who might have been
preoccupied during the season renewed contact and all went well.
if you set the table they will come
getting phone instructions on how
the new sound system works
volunteers Desiree Stark and her
boyfriend Ryan Kienle: Best Looking Couple
progeny of the other Best Looking
Kitchen cohorts Patti & Dawn
loked uo from their chires
as did the Ita;ian Stallions at ye
Jimmy did what he does best!
Steve hawking 50-50
Incoming! service with a smile
Anna (who was trying to earn $4 for
a necklace she wants) "helped" Cindy
I'd buy anything from him
even the workers pay up front!
AND OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO HAVE
growing up handsome
look who blew in!
Devil on my shoulder?? cant
shake him (Joe)
I think its going well
Hmmmmmmm- love this job
Kismet's Secret Sisters
Love thy neighbor!
Look! A Mooney!
Kathy D. 50-50 winner!
It's the usual cast
Dawn & I did the flowers,
shopping for all the essentials and coordinated the set up .
After the meeting all the
department members help in setting up.
Karen the Chiro's &
Lauren Leone did the curtain and lighting in the dining area.
Joe Carleton and Rudy made
sure we had tunes.
Jimmy Sugrue made sure the
Lou, Joe Mc, Mike Fiore
Lauren D. & Tony Manzo helped in the kitchen.
Ginny Butler was our
Special thanks to Stephan
Stefano for the sales of the 50/50 of which $300.00 was donated back by Cathy
Dexter and her husband.
Also to my niece Desiree
Stark and her boyfriend Ryan Kienle, who is a Lieutenant with the Lindenhurst
We think mostly all the
homeowners and department members were there so probably 85-95 people and we
raised approx. $1200.00.
Just happy everyone enjoyed
additional pix by Gene McGovern and
his new BIG Camera