April 21, 2008

Donation Weekend II

This past Saturday and Sunday was another busy weekend for Dunes Donations. On Saturday, Michael Romeo, his dad, and Southold Boy Scout Troop #6 worked tirelessly to tear down the old retaining wall outside the Nature Center and build a new one in its place. Expect a big photo post that'll show the whole rebuild process.

In the middle of the afternoon on Saturday the phone at camp rang. I answered to hear, "Hi. My name's Gregg Robinson from Sag Harbor. I have a sunfish sailboat and a drum set I'd like to donate to Peconic Dunes. Would you like them?" A brief pause..."YES!!!"

Sunday I drove from Sag Harbor to Scarsdale, picking up donations from folks all over New York. Here's a quick list of what folks donated:
  • sunfish sailboat
  • drum kit
  • pottery wheel (foot turn style)
  • pottery supplies
  • futon (for infirmary)
  • bed (for staff cabin)
There are other items Peconic Dunes could always use for programming. If you have any of the following stuffed in a closet, the basement or attic and you'd like a child to use it, please contact the camp office:
  • reference books (science, birds, botany, geography, etc.)
  • binoculars
  • telescope
  • microscope
  • snorkel gear
  • boats and boating equipment
  • art supplies
  • garden tools
The camp office can be contacted at info@peconicdunes.com or 631-727-7850 x328. Thanks!

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit. All donors will receive a thank you letter for tax purposes (and to say thanks!).

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