KISMET KOLUMN AUG 10 ‘10
Henry Gates Memorial Clam Shucking, Bob’s Big Birthday, PJ PARTY at OUT.
MUSIC at INN…and more
2010 Henry Gates Memorial Clam Shucking in Kismet
–photos and text by
annual fund-raiser for the West Islip Breast Cancer Coalition (WIBCC) was, as
always, hot, in every sense of the
word. In addition to major sponsors New
York Automotive Giant (Atlantic Hyundai), Fire Island Ferries and Surf’s Out,
the event drew donations of food, beverages and prizes from over 100 businesses
and individuals. Scores of volunteers,
spearheaded by WIBCC’s Margaret Campise, Jane Mooney and Deborah Sommeso,
worked tirelessly. Binnie Steiner
again organized the all-day tennis clinic (initiated by Warren Lem some years
ago), enlisting the services of U.S. Tennis
Association Pros Danny Burgess and 8 other volunteers Pros. Although Warren
was in Alaska,
his mother Rose marked her 16th volunteer year. Again, the children of Dynasty sold hand-made
jewelry, raising money in memory of their grandmother.
benefited from a sleek redesign that opened more space for the milling
crowds. Everything was done outside from
cooking to food and beverage service, to raffle sales and display. Buddy again guided a number of pairs of small
children through the paces of corn shucking.
Fire Chief Dom took over the MC chores.
DJ Brian Kelley spun lively music throughout .
A number of the shuckers (all food service pros) suffered disqualifying cuts,
this year including 2-time winner Pat Robinson.
Roger Holewimski beat out former Kismetian Gary L. by a few seconds to
place his name on the newly designed trophy that will reside at Surf’s Out.
There were over
90 pink wrapped items in the Chinese Auction and well over 20 items, including
a lot of sports memorabilia in the Silent Auction. Patricia Golden won the Michaelob
Mountain bike, Regina F. the Toshiba TV and Donnelly the
Southwest Air Tickets. Nancy, with WIBC, won over $1000 in the 50-50
raffle. Ed Steinmacher won a large Wagon of Cheer while Matt Barbara won the
Hyundai car lease. Again, a date with a
designated Kismet bachelor of the season – this year, John Altieri – was
auctioned off to a pretty and generous young lady.
Margaret Campise – chair of event
ng CONtyest/tennis 10
The one and
only Rose Lem
the t shirts
Nancy gets congratulatory kiss from mom
after winning 50/50
Dinner at Joe & Joanie’s
Took me 30
years to get invited
resist this look
Proofing at the OUT
mean the picture doesn’t look like me?
The PJ Party
Happy 60th Birthday Bob –
never looked better
Bob and his
Mom WW II veteran
Look what I
Kevin – like a movie star
neighbors and friends Xanadus
for a great party
ENJOYING DON & WILEY at THE INN
While inside The
Cravins take over
Boatel’s Ken joining in
In a magic moment of musical eclipse
the Cravens picked up on the songs Don & Wiley were playing outside on deck
so they played in unison as one band packed up and the other started
And the ‘Oolies back from Mahagony
concert in Atlantique