If you wish to have flowers on a Sunday honoring or in memory of someone you are asked to please contact Jane.  You may pay for your flowers by writing a check to the Baiting Hollow Church, and placing it or cash in an envelope marked Jane/flowers. This envelope can go in the offering plate, be given directly to Jane on Sundays, or sent to the Baiting Hollow Church 2416 Sound Ave. Calverton, NY 11933. Attn. Jane Flowers will be $40 for pair of altar flowers and $20 for pedestal flowers. Jane (631-727-3152) or

Yard Sale

May is a beautiful month with its warmer temperatures and the gorgeous flowers making their presence known. Adding to this is the excitement of having our annual Spring Yard Sale. Julia has been busy collecting vendor applications and we are all really looking forward to seeing our favorite vendors again and maybe even some new ones. It is a treat to see some of the very different items that appear at these sales.


In addition we will be serving our famous hot dogs with all the fixings; bagels and hard rolls, well buttered, as well as coffee, soda and water for the thirsty among us.


If you are not working in some capacity, at least please stop in and support our vendors  and our church. PS the Thrift Shop is open then too.



Thrift Shop

Our first day of business this year is Thursday, May 5.  We are all anxiously awaiting the arrival date. We had many, many boxes of clothing marked and stored for this year, much of which we will have put out. Donations have been coming in and we are prepared to tackle those. Most of our snowbirds will be back by the end of the May. If everyone shows up we should be in good shape with volunteers. Not to be pessimistic, if someone gets sick and cannot come in we will need a few people to fall back on. If you would be willing to come on a Thursday or Saturday to fill in for an emergency situation, please let Jane or Peggy know. Let the FUN begin!!


Chinese (Basket) Auction              

The new date for our auction is June 4. While we know it is not going to rain, just in case we are wrong the rain date will be June 11.


This fundraiser has been two years in the making and we truly hope it is a huge success. Since we are doing this as an outside event we will need a lot of help the morning of the auction. Jordan Talmage and CO. have offered to set up and take down the large BBQ tables for us. (Thank you, Jordan!) However, there will be tents, tables and chairs, baskets and other auction items that will need to be brought outside and set up. We will need people to sell tickets for our bigger and more expensive items. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the hallway outside the kitchen. Please sign up to help!!!


If you wish to donate lottery tickets or money to purchase them for our lottery board you can do so with any committee member. Please don’t forget to ask for gift cards and gift certificates from your favorite businesses. We can always use them. If you need posters or letters for the gift cards see Debbie Doscinski or call her at 516-991-5185.  Thank you!  Let’s make this Auction a huge success!


Auction Committee: Maureen Talmage, Lynn Pleasants, Suzie Germano  Ellen Talmage, Debbie Doscinski, Kathy Knavel (631-591-1363)