Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Service Project: Harvest Meal

Peconic Bay members Lori DiDomenico, Liz Freher, Kay Jones, Mary Ann Miller, Barbara Pierce, and Mona Rowe gathered at Liz’s home in Cutchogue on November 2, 2008, to prepare a harvest meal for Maureen’s Haven, which serves the homeless on eastern Long Island.

We were joined by Diane Petersen, who had read about Peconic Bay Zonta in a local newspaper and wanted to learn more about the group’s activities on behalf of women and girls.

The afternoon was whirlwind of peeling, cutting, stirring and baking. Wow, can these ladies cook! Here’s the menu:
- turkey with wild rice stuffing
- cranberry chutney
- cornbread
- sweet potatoes
- green beans
- bread, rolls and butter
- pumpkin pie and apple crisp

Before delivering the meal to Sacred Heart Church in Cutchogue, we also took the time to hold a business meeting to talk about other planned service activities for this year:
- a computer-based project with the Riverhead Parent Leadership Initiative, which mostly serves women returning to the workforce
- volunteering for the U.S. Postal Service Food Drive

Inevitably, discussion turned to fund raising, which the group will need to explore if we want to support scholarships for young women.

Our next business meeting is Tuesday, December 9, at 6:15 p.m. in Hampton Bays.

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