Greenbacks for the Greenery

The Montauk Village Association, the group that keeps flowers abloom throughout the hamlet, will host its annual Greenery Scenery party on Friday, Aug. 15, at the Montauk Lake Club from 6 to 9 p.m.

This year the group will honor James Grimes of Fort Pond Native Plants for “his many years of service and commitment to Montauk,” said Nancy Keeshan, the president of the M.V.A.

Ms. Keeshan said that Mr. Grimes helped establish the M.V.A.’s memorial garden on the downtown green, and along with Mickey Valcich, last year’s honoree, offered to clean and weed areas in 2013 when money was not available for the work. She said that Mr. Grimes, while operating a successful landscaping business and nursery, has always stepped in without any hesitation when help was needed.

“We wanted to honor him for his spirit of community and personal interest in caring for Montauk,” she said.

The M.V.A. also maintains the trees and shrubs in the downtown area. Each year it fills teak planters with geraniums and roses that spill over the sides. “It’s not summer without those beautiful flowers that adorn our streets,” Ms. Keeshan said.

There are still some tickets left, at $25 apiece, for the group’s Go Green Big Bucks raffle. The first place prize is $10,000, second is $1,000, and there are two third-place prizes for $500 each. Tickets will be sold at the party right up until the drawing and winners do not need to be in attendance. Prizes will be prorated, depending on the amount of raffle tickets sold.

At the party there will be music, food and drinks. Tickets cost $125 per person and are available at Keeshan Real Estate on the south plaza and at Pospisil Real Estate on the north plaza.