Aside from beautifying the hamlet of Hampton Bays in the spring, summer and fall with plantings, the is also responsible for decorating for the holidays. This year, the group worked to string lights around the hamlet, setting the mood for a festive holiday season.
, president of the Beautification Commitee, said the decorations could not have been put up without the help of dedicated volunteers.
According to von Freddi, the decorations, including lit 30 Christmas trees and new, lighted wreaths, were hung and paid for with the help of the and various area businesses and residents.
The Beautification Committee will be holding their annual at . At the event, the committee will be presenting their award. The cost for the lunch is $30. Those wishing to attend should call Grace at (631)723-0726.
Letter from Susan von Freddie:
Hampton Bays Beautification Association would like to thank the following volunteers for the wonderful holiday decorating effort in our Hamlet this year. The new lighted wreaths on the antique light poles add a festive glow to downtown. Special thanks to the Chairperson Terrence McGrath and his crew of Santa’s helpers, Jack and Madeline O’Keefe, Eric and Maureen Sutton, Maryann Murphy, John and Valerie Zuccarelli, Phyllis Campisi, Mike Daly, Joan Fitzgerald, Rosemary Conway, Jack and Pat Richichi, Rich and Fran Bauerfeind, Ann Cryan and Hampton Bays Chamber President, Stan Glinka. HBBA volunteers together with the Chamber of Commerce fundraiser enabled us to purchase and decorate 30 trees this year. A very special Thank You goes to Vincent Allegretta of V. Allegretta Electrical Corp. for contributing his services repairing and decorating the big tree on the corner of Springville Road and Montauk Highway. Merry Warner and her crew did a great job hanging the wreaths and decorating the tree at the flagpole, the Anchor and the Hampton Bays Sign. An amazing site is the Pergola on Main Street. It is truly beautiful. Thanks to Tom Maloney at Shinnecock Hardware and to Tony at Southampton Brick and Tile for their contribution. Special thanks to Michael Brausch who totally rebuilt the “Main Street” sign on the corner of Old Riverhead Road East. We appreciate the many donations we received from businesses and residents who have made this holiday season project a reality. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season.