The Montauk Village Association, which is responsible for the flowering plants sprinkled about the hamlet, including those in the trees, is getting ready for its annual Greenery Scenery party. It will be held at the Montauk Lake Club on Aug. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Mickey Valcich Vanessa Trouble and the Red Hot Swing will provide the music, and the event will include a live auction and dinner. Tickets are on sale at $125 per person. Mickey Valcich is this year’s honoree.
The party, and an annual cash auction, are the group’s only fund-raisers. Nancy Keeshan, the president, noted that fund-raising is more important than it was previously because the M.V.A. no longer receives financial aid from the Town of East Hampton.
“We rely solely on the generosity of the community, our membership, and this party to raise enough funds to keep the flowers planted, plant and maintain trees, and keep everything in good order. We are hoping to have a successful event so we can continue our work,” she said.
At the party, the winners of the annual Big Bucks . . . Go Green raffle will be drawn. Tickets are for sale for $25 apiece or five for $100 and will be available until the last minute. The first-place winner will receive $10,000, the second-place prize is $1,000, and there are two third-place prizes of $500. You do not need to be present to win.
Tickets are available at Keeshan’s Real Estate office on the south plaza and Pospisil Real Estate on the north plaza. As a press release noted, “Now, who couldn’t use $10K?”
Ms. Keeshan also expressed appreciation this week to Drew Doscher, the owner of Sloppy Tuna, who donated funds for a new Kirk Park sign made by Harry Ellis and posted at the entrance to the hamlet near the park, which is also maintained by the M.V.A. “All I had to do was ask,” Ms. Keeshan said.
She added that Phil DeFina has been doing his part by cleaning the M.V.A.’s memorial benches throughout the hamlet. “He’s been at it all summer; all on his own. We are so thankful for that,” Ms. Keeshan said.