In the Heart of the Community, the Historic Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center Holds Holiday Gathering, Supports Families
In the true spirit of community, in keeping with its historic tradition and commitments, the Bridgehampton Childcare and Recreational Center on the Bridge/Sag Turnpike will open its doors wide for holiday sharing on Monday December 22nd, at 5 p.m.
Thanks to community groups including Island Harvest, Have a Heart, the Southampton Town PBA, Southampton Village PBA , Dan’s Papers, among others; local Center families will be offered turkeys, gifts and a warm celebration.
The Center’s Girl Scout Troop also adopted a family in need for the holidays. The girl scouts are collecting specifically requested items for the 15 and 11 year old sisters in the single mother family of seven. Their home is also in need of repair.
The Center, founded in 1954 has been energized under the direction of Southampton Village Trustee Bonnie Cannon. Other initiatives include a Visiting Artists program. In the past weeks renowned local singer/songwriter Terry Winchell has been teaching music and creating songs with the children. If one listens it may be possible to hear an original Christmas song composed by Terry and the Center kids, very soon!
The Center hosts regular community informational meetings on a range of critical subjects, from good parenting to health care alternatives.
According to Ms. Cannon: “We want the Center to serve as a beacon for our youth and families. Just as President-Elect Obama seeks to engage all communities in a revitalization of our nation; we seek to engage our local families in building what Dr. King called a Beloved Community.”
For more information contact Bonnie Cannon, Director, at 631 537-0616, ext 16.