Letter from The Church of St Rosalie
Dear Members of Hampton Bays Hibernians,
As Director of St. Rosalie's Parish Social Ministry and on behalf of our volunteers,I'd Like to extend our gratitude for your generous donation to our Food Pantry.
With your prayers and support we were able to continue assisting those who come for help with basic daily needs of food and what we can offer them.
The St. Patricks Day Parade
By Liam ORourke
Printed in The Hampton Bays Middle School Press, April 27, 2009-Issue 1
The parade started at 11AM Saturday March 21st. You needed an ID pass to get into the parade set up. My dad was working there so we had IDS and got in early. There were barricades evgerywhere to keep people safe, so they wouldn't get run over by a float and to help people see better. Also , King Kullen was doing a food drive. Lots of people brought canned goods and non-perishable items. The Hampton Bays High School and Middle School Bands were there too. Our band was great! Good job Mrs. Mansir. There were even Irish step dancers and bag pipe musicians. If you missed the parade, you'll just have to wait till next year... Happy St. Paddy's Day!
Letter of Thanks from the Hampton Bays Hibernians
Printed in the Southampton Press April, 24 2008
The 4th Annual Hampton Bays St. Patrick's Day Parade hosted by the Michael Collins Division 11 of The Ancient Order of Hibernians stepped off on Ponquogue Ave on a crisp and windy but sunny March 29th 2008. Led by the Hampton Bays Coast Guard group and the Air National Guard 105th Rescue Wing the line of march extended to over 80 participating Parade entities comprised of local political figures, the Grand Marshal Eric Sutton, 12 bagpipe bands, school bands, fire companies, fraternal, civic and church groups, local merchant floats, and scout troops. Once again, hundreds of spectators cheered the marchers on and enjoyed the high spirited camaraderie of this annual event. Rosy-cheeked children clothed in Kelly green waved American flags at the many marchers, musicians, vehicles and floats that traversed the Parade route along Montauk Highway. Our gratitude is extended to a long list local merchants, organizations, and individuals who have made this Hampton Bays community event a yearly success. Financially the Parade was supported by a Fundraiser affair held at the Boardy Barn in August 2008 , pipe band sponsors ,and advertisement sponsors in the accompanying Parade Journal. Donations from the Parade net proceeds are given to local non-sectarian organizations or needy persons or families Special recognition for Parade sponsorships are awarded to Mulvey Plumbing & Heating, Weber & Grahn, King Kullen ,Shinnecock Hardware , R Squared, Suffolk County National Bank, Nancy and Douglas Lobel, and Bill Hughes and family. Our heartfelt thanks is also extended to the Southampton Town Police, the Southampton Highway and Parks & Recreation departments, Council 7023 of the Knights of Columbus and to Monsignor Regan , Pastor of St. Rosalie's Church for the use of the Parish Hall following the Parade and to the Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians for their superb hosting efforts. Looking ahead to our 5th Annual Parade in year 2009, we are planning a fundraiser evening at the Boardy Barn on Saturday August 23rd 2008 and would appreciate your continued support for this great community event .
Chm St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee.
Letter of Thanks from the Southampton Hospital Dialysis Center
Printed in the Southampton Press April, 24 2008
A great Day
We would like to thank the Michael Collins chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Hampton Bays for the kindness and generosity of spirit they showed local dialysis patients on St. Patrick's Day. Dialysis patient are required to have treatments three times weekly. Having holiday festivities on dialysis days makes the time pass quickly and most pleasantly.
Thanks to the AOH, we had the pleasure of excellent and high-spirited bagpipe music and some fabulous homemade Irish soda bread (and the requisite butter) to help celebrate the festive day.
Our special thanks go to Nigel Williamson, the chapter president, for his presence and gift of soda bread, and for taking pictures of our celebration.
We would also like to thank Mike Smith who not only played sensational bagpipemusic, but also answered question about its history and about learning to play.
It was a great day for the dialysis patients and staff-Irish or not.
Thanks again to the Ancient Order of Hibernians
Southampton Hospital Regional
Two members nominated as Aides to the Grand Marshal at the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
Press Release - For Immediate Release March 10 2008
The Michael Collins Division 11 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is proud to announce that two of our members have been chosen to be Aides to the Grand Marshal of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
New York City parade organizers have chosen to honor Division 11 member Michael Quinlan by appointing him an Aide to the Grand Marshal for this years St. Patrick's Day Parade. Mike is a founding member and Past President of Division 11 in Hampton Bays.
Also honored is Division 11 member Eugene F. Gaughn, representing the Knights of St. Patrick, a fraternal organization of Irish Catholic professionals
Divison President Nigel Williamson said "The Division is very proud of both of these men. They represent the best that the Division has to offer. It is a rare honor to have one member chosen let alone two. Congradulations to both of you"
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