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Monday, August 19, 2013

75th Anniversary Party Pictures

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On Saturday, August 17th, about 280 people celebrated the 75th Anniversary of Southampton Shores.
We were so lucky to have good weather for the party!
Two large tents and 2 smaller tents were set up to accommodate all the guests.
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The guests arrived and were happy to see many former residents.
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We even had some guests arrive via golf cart!
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Dr. and Mrs. Nick D’Arienzo with their son Nick, and daughter Carmel posed for a picture.
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Later, Carmel chatted with another Carmel (Tuths Culver)who I placed at the same table, not knowing she had been Carmel’s babysitter years ago!
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We had very young guests, as well as those who have been part of Southampton Shores for many years.
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It was an evening to meet new neighbors like the Woods and Giugliano families, and reconnect with neighbors we don’t always get to see.
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The appetizers and main course  provided by Tim Burke of 230 Elm and The Lobster Grille.   Tim has done many parties for the Shores, going back to the late 90’s and early 2000’s when we did the lobster bake at the beach with clams, and mussels, corn etc.
Scott took care of getting the beverages and the cake for the party, and so much more.
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Even though there was a line, people used to the time to chat and catch up with friends.
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There was a display of old pictures and documents from the Shores.
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People were invited to buy a 50/50 ticket, which included a chance at many generous prizes .  Thank you to those who donated gifts to enhance the fun of this special party!
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As soon as someone tells me who won the prizes, I will let you know.

I do know that Carol Kierych won the Lobster Dinner from Schmidt’s,

and that Ginny Rossetti won the $100 gift certificate to Salty Home which was donated by Joan and Guy Barbolini.

Kim Emerson won the Country Deli gift certificate and  a BBB gift certificate.

Diana Esposito won the gift card from Lynch's 

The 50/50 was the highest ever!    1000 Dollars won by Tommy Wik's sister.

If anyone knows who won the box of homemade muffins please let me know.  There was a gift certificate attached to the box.  Unfortunately, it wasn't kept together, the gift certificate was given to someone else.
I have something for you, let me know who you are.

I know I didn’t get everyone, it was very crowded on the pavilion, and I didn’t want to interrupt the guests.
Be sure to click on the picture to enlarge it!
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Thank you to Carol and Laura who “wo” manned the 50/50 table.

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Our DJ, Richie, did a great job spinning tunes from all decades!
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The sky provided a beautiful background to the evening’s festivities.

Happy 75th, Southampton Shores!

May your caretakers cherish… enrich… respect…enjoy…
and be kind to you, and each other!

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If anyone has a picture they want included, please email it to me, but not in jpeg.

The Thank Yous!

Any of you who have planned one of these parties, and I know many of you have over many decades, realizes the enormous amount of work and planning that goes into to it.

Planning for this started last February, and went on right up till Sat.

Kudos to Guy Barbolini and Joan  for the countless hours they spent on this. In the thick of it, Joan’s dear mom passed away and a funeral had to be planned.  Thank you so much!

Scott Reep did an enormous amount of work, and was still working Sunday morning cleaning up. Thank you , Scott!

Thanks to JoAnn Manchisi  and her committee for making all the centerpieces. If she sends me their names I will include them.

The researching,  ordering and following up, the lighting, the displays, the wonderful door prizes, setting of tables, sweeping of boardwalks, the setting up and breaking down, and so much more, all had to get done!

Trying to keep everyone happy was a major endeavor, and every effort was made to do so.

 If you have a source for vendors who will do it cheaper, or better, please share! It would be great to have a list of resources willing to give us a discount.

This was the largest party in recent history, and recent to me is from 1990 on.

John McDonough, Bob Kennish, Steve and Ginny Rossetti, Joann Manchisi, Vladimir, and so many more lent a hand physically!

I know I am leaving some people out, and names will be added when I get them.
It was a beautiful night, hope you had fun!

Thanks to Tim Burke , Sue and all the great helpers who made the night go smoothly

If you would like to leave a comment on this post, and don’t know how, just email your comment to and I will post it for you.



  1. Anyone can comment as long as you leave your name.

  2. What a beautiful photo album Kathleen. Thank you, Carol Soumoff

  3. It was a wonderful event! A thousand thanks to those who volunteered to make it happen. -Dick Spolzino