Ocean Point Column: Updates on summer events

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 8:15am

Memorial Day weekend, known as the “unofficial” beginning of the summer season, was unfortunately anything but summer like.

Despite the cold, often rainy weekend, Ocean Point was bustling with residents here to open their cottages and it was certainly great to reconnect with friends and neighbors after such a long difficult winter.

This past winter was a difficult one for so many of us. Too often I seemed to be reporting on the loss of a beloved Ocean Pointer and this column is no exception.

Sadly, Leo Sonny Molter passed away on May 9. Sonny and his wife Louise were long time residents of Ocean Point. Sonny was accomplished in so many areas and could often be seen working on a cottage project. Sonny was kind, caring and giving and would gladly share his knowledge and expertise with others. He had an infectious smile and a big heart. Our condolences to his wife Louise, his daughter Cricket and husband Tom, his son Butch and his wife Bethany, three grandchildren Todd, Erin and Kevin and his sister Jean Larkin.

Ocean Pointers were very sad to hear the news of Sue Evans passing on May 24. Sue bravely battled Alzheimer’s for many years yet despite her challenges Sue’s kind, caring, loving demeanor remained constant. Sue was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was involved in a variety of activities and volunteered on many committees. Sue also served the Ocean Point community in several different capacities. Sue was a past Board member of the Ocean Point Colony Trust as well as a member of the Activities Committee. I had the opportunity to work with Sue on that committee and her input and involvement was so valued and appreciated by all of us.

Our sincere condolences to her husband John, her son Rob and his wife Jackie, her son David and his wife Natalie her grandchildren Emily, Sam and Erin and her sister Nancy Henderek and brother in law Michael.

Remembrances may be made in her memory to the Ocean Point Colony Trust www.oceanpointcolonytrust.org. or P.O.Box 642 East Boothbay, ME 04544.

There are several important items to report on regarding activities. First and foremost Andy Smith will be returning as our AD this summer and will arrive on June 24. Andy will have an assistant who has been hired recently. We are very excited to welcome Robyn Ham Taylor to the Ocean Point community. Robyn is a Boothbay resident and is quite familiar with Ocean Point as she was married at our Chapel. She is a new mom and has an extensive background in the health industry as well as working with youth.

She will cover Andy’s day off (Monday) and lead the kid’s activities in the early evening during the week. Robyn will begin on Monday, June 28 so please stop by and introduce yourself. It promises to be a fun and active summer!

The spring letter was sent to the membership along with the calendar of activities. There have been some changes to some events, one of which is the Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament originally scheduled for July 17 has been moved to July 10 at 8 a.m. and David Butterworth is the chair this year. Many thanks to Link who chaired this event for many years and thanks to David for agreeing to take this on. There will be a sign up sheet at the Casino as soon as Andy arrives. More information will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

Another change will be the date of the Cornhole Tournament on Aug 7. A new date will be determined soon

This year’s Horribles Parade will start on Van Horn Road at 9:30 a.m. and we will return to our traditional parade, walking. Later that evening the Chicken Barbeque will take place at 6:30. As we did in 2019, tickets will be purchased online and more information will be provided soon.

Ann Hussey Hogaboom is once again the chair of the Attic Treasures Sale to be held on July 17 and she would like to remind everyone to hold on to your “treasures” until set up day, Thursday July 16.

As you may have noticed there are many new shrubs and plantings around our new facility thanks to Paul and Sue Taylor. Sue would like to form a weed and water committee so that the plantings remain healthy. If you are interested in this committee please speak with Sue Taylor.

Most of the Hamblett family was here for the long holiday weekend to celebrate Suzie’s birthday and despite the weather they thoroughly enjoyed being together again!

Congratulations to Becket Slayton and Sam Paquette who graduated from Bowdoin College last weekend. Sam’s grandfather Ted Fuller, also a Bowdoin graduate, was able to fly to Maine to attend the ceremony.

Allie Houston graduated from Mississippi State and will attend graduate school in the fall, all the best to all of our graduates!

There’s a new baby in the Cass family, congratulations to new grandparents Paul and Helene Cass. Andrea Cass was born in February to Blake and Ivy Cass.

Congratulations to Andrew and Erica Dunlap on the birth of their new baby boy Myles. Andrew is the son of Abby and John Dunlap and grandson of Allen and Sally Johnson.

Temperatures are on the rise; have a great week!