Oak Bluffs: Trot like a turkey

Thanksgiving is this week already when it seems like we just ended summer. Once again the town and Island are crowded with students, families and others headed back here to the place they love as they do every year. Some families will be welcoming new members while others may still be feeling the loss of a member. But as we gather together, our memories of the happy times and hopes for the future will fill our hearts and bring contentment. Lets not forget those who might need a bit of a lift and in your sharing of Thanksgiving, you both will be blessed.

How about an early run and walk race on Thanksgiving morning? The Turkey Trot will take place at 8:30 am, beginning and ending outside the Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs. The cost is $10, and those under 12 run for free. Registration will begin at 7:30 am the day of the race and best of all, the proceeds will benefit the Oak Bluffs School Student Activity Fund this year. If you have any questions, call Lisa Reagan at 508-410-0189. Many thanks to Roger Wey for helping the Oak Bluffs School.

And now, even though it seems to have arrived so quickly, we are already into December happenings. The start of the Oak Bluffs Christmas/ Holiday season gets its start on Wednesday, December 4 with the annual tree lighting. As always this happy event takes place in David Healey Square in front of the post office. Along with the tree lighting there will be music, carol singing, refreshments and of course Santa, all though so very busy, will once again find time to help in the celebration.

A benefit for recovering cancer patient Carol Christopher will take place on December 5th at the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs. There will be an auction and delicious finger foods. Come and support Carol as she continues on her road to recovery.

And looking ahead, the Annual MVNAACP Christmas Bazaar will be on December 20 at the Oak Bluffs Senior Center, 21 Wamsutta Ave. from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be raffles, a silent auction and vendors tables. Tables are available for $25 but as an early bird special until November 30th, the cost of a table will be  $20. For more information, call Carrie Tankard or the Senior Center.

Please remember the Red Stocking Fund, our Island’s Christmas present to itself. You may make donations or offer to help by shopping for gifts or wrapping them. Please contact Susie Wallo for more info.

We send birthday smiles to Lauren Metell and Keilla Geddis on the 27th. Cayla Morris, Roxann Klein and James Vanderhoop on the 28th, cousin John Alley on the 3rd, and Brittney Jardin, Bill Anderson, Sr., Kate Collens an Carol Testerman, share the 4th.

Enjoy your week. My Thanksgiving wish for everyone is a day with those you love.