Ocean Point Column: Upcoming events and more

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 5:00pm

We are currently experiencing some of the best weather of the season as the Point continues to be bustling with activity.

As previously mentioned our fundraising efforts for our new facility continue. We are so very fortunate to have 2 extremely generous benefactors to assist in reaching our goal. Jon and Bev Holt have come forward and have raised a challenge for all of us; they will match dollar for dollar any additional funds raised for the Casino project up to $150,000;this challenge applies to any new donations made as we move forward. We are truly grateful for their support and generosity, thank you Jon and Bev and thank you to all who have donated or who are planning to meet Jon and Bev’s challenge.

If you were able to attend the special July 5th meeting you will recall that Paul Taylor presented the CLYNK Project as part of our fundraising. Bags with labels are available at the Casino or separate labels for those who buy their own bags. Fill your bag with returnables and bring them to Hannaford. Paul is also available if you need some assistance; Paul informs me we are currently at $70 and counting; think CLYNK!

Congratulations to Jordan Carrick and Shani McCormick who were recently married on June 23 at the Spruce Point Inn. Jordan is the son of Charlie and Jill Carrick. The wedding was indeed meaningful as Charlie officiated the ceremony and sister Grace was part of the wedding party. Jordan and Shani reside in San Diego, California but will visit East Boothbay often.

Thanks to all who chaired an event last week: Lisa Rush, the Kids Tennis Scramble; the Slayton Family for an incredibly delicious Pasta Dinner; Donna Logan and Patty Gardner, the Food Sale; Link Brown the Memorial Tournament; and the Browns, Danas and Whitehouses for the Porch Party.

Ocean Point golfers enjoyed participating in the 26th anniversary of the Memorial Tournament, which honors our deceased Ocean Point golfers. Congratulations to the winning team of Bill, Sue, Dan and Brian Shea. Robert and Cookie Dana, Dave Finch and Don Favereau placed second. Longest drive for the women was Pat Anderson and for the men Jack Chambers. Closest to the pin on #7 was Bill Shea and closest on #15 was CJ Brown. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Ledges following the tournament.

Lace up those sneakers and plan to run or walk our OP 5k and Fun Run to be held on Saturday, July 20 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration and race details are on our OPCT website. We are also in need of volunteers for the event; sign up on line if you are able to help race directors Stephanie and Kelly.

Special activities for next week include: Ladies Bunco on Wednesday, July 24. Please note the Kid’s Rowing Race has been moved from Monday the 22nd to Thursday, July 25 beginning at 1 p.m. at Grimes Cove. Contact Jonathan Dawson for further details. Our regular activities for kids and adults will be held as usual.

The Rev. Lisa Burger, former pastor of East Boothbay and Southport Methodist Churches, will conduct Sunday Services at the Wilson Chapel on July 28. All are welcome to attend.

Have a great week and enjoy the spectacular weather!