Ocean Point Column
By Maryellen Bertrand
Can you believe that Labor Day is here? It seems not too long ago that we were all arriving for the summer, how quickly time has passed.
A sure sign that things are coming to a close is the declining number of boats from their moorings and the quiet of Grimes Cove and Shore Road.
If you are headed home please don’t forget the Food Pantry. The box for donations is located on the Casino porch. Liz Colten is monitoring this effort and will deliver to the Food Pantry as needed.
Several Ocean Pointers have been enjoying the great weather of late. Susan (Ross) and Luke Anderson were vacationing with Gail Ross for the week. Gail will once again host the Ross/Martin family reunion shortly after her brother Chris arrives.
Bruce and Ellen Turpie were here with their family for a short stay as were Tom, Alexa, Brendan and John McGonegal; Ben Ford also spent some time at the Point.
Alex and Dick Hall are back for the remaining days of August, as is Katy Brownell.
Earlier this month the Pike Family spent several days together; Dottie, Betsy Pike O’Keefe and her husband Rich and daughter Melissa, David and Sharon Pike and Cheryl Pike. The Pike’s summered for many years in what is now the home of Linda and Suzette Gill.
Their cousin David Ripley and his wife Pam enjoyed some vacation time away from the heat of Texas.
The last service of the season will be held at the Chapel on Sunday September 3;Rev. Cannon John Mitman (Ret.) of the Episcopal Church will conduct the service. All are welcome!