Reading has its rewards, as 43 students from Harding Avenue Elementary School recently learned.
On Oct. 13, the group was given free lunch at Sorto’s Top Bun Burger for participating in state Sen. Owen H. Johnson’s summer reading program, in which students read three or more books over summer vacation and wrote summaries of each. Johnson presented all of the students with a certificate recognizing their efforts.
Also on hand for the lunch were Lindenhurst Superintendent of Schools Richard Nathan, Assistant Superintendent Robert Tymann, Assistant to the Superintendent Louis Aiello, Harding Avenue Elementary Principal Richard Chamberlin and reading specialist Maria Bohrer.
The event was coordinated by Bohrer.
Next up for the district is homecoming this weekend. The festivities will kick off with a pep rally for middle school students at Lindenhurst Middle School on Friday at 1:30 p.m. and then a pep rally for the high school at 7 p.m., also at the middle school. The school sports teams will be on hand, along with the marching band, dance team and cheer squad.
Homecoming events will continue on Saturday with a parade at noon. Beginning at Fireman’s Memorial Park, the parade will make its way down Wellwood Avenue, ending at the middle school field. At 2 p.m., the varsity football team will take on Sachem East.
OTHER LINDENHURST EVENTS:
Harvest Moon Gala: The Babylon Citizen Council on the Arts is holding its 4th annual Harvest Moon Gala on Oct. 27. The event will take place at the Chateau La Mer at 845 S. Wellwood Ave., from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be live entertainment, as well as a ceremony to honor BACCA treasurer Jim McGarrity. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by calling the BACCA office at 631-587-3696.
Halloween Parties: Three Lindenhurst organizations are celebrating Halloween with parties on Oct. 29.
The Lindenhurst Fire Department’s Chemical & Salvage Co. No. 2’s event will be at 8 p.m. at the Fireman’s Park Pavilion on Heiling Boulevard. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 631-957-7533 to purchase tickets.
The Squirettes of Mary of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 794 will host a party from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Council hall at 400 S. Broadway. Tickets are $10 per person or $30 for all immediate family members. Call 631-226-3240 to purchase tickets.
Lindenhurst Moose Lodge ᐡ will hold its “Moose-O-Ween” party at 7 p.m. at the Lodge at 883 S. Broadway. Tickets are $20 per person. Call 631-827-4423 to purchase tickets.
All events include dinner, music, raffles and prizes for best costume.
The Moose Lodge will also be holding a children’s Halloween party on Oct. 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. with food, games and prizes. Adults are $5 and children are free with a non-perishable food item.