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Indy & SoFo Food & Toy Drive

The Independent has teamed up with the South Fork Natural History Museum & Nature Center to gather holiday toys and food.

The toys will be used by the Eleanor Whitmore Early Childhood Center to enhance its academic and social-emotional curriculum. Non-perishable food donations will be donated to local food pantries.

Drop off cans or boxes of food at The Independent office at the Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, Suite 19, East Hampton; at SoFo, 377 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton; or at Calissa
restaurant at 1020 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill.

Gingerbread Contest

The Paul Drum Life Experience Project has announced its first annual Gingerbread Contest. The nonprofit is asking participants to create and donate a gingerbread house to be entered into a competition for blue ribbons and bragging rights. The structures will then be auctioned off on Saturday, December 7.

Any imaginative building, historic structure, seaworthy vessel, barn, farm stand, lighthouse, or flight of fancy constructed by individuals, local businesses, or groups are acceptable. Both professionals and amateurs are welcome. There is no cost to enter.

“We’re looking forward to some beautiful and creative structures,” said Arlene Klein, co-founder of the Paul Drum Life Experience Project. “I have no doubt that our community won’t disappoint!”

There will be a gallery viewing of the gingerbread creations on Friday, December 6, from 6 to 8 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Greenport Fire Department Community Room. The viewing will include a silent auction, proceeds to benefit the Paul Drum Life Experience Project’s 2020 season of free educational children’s programs.

All details of this friendly, competitive experience are fully explained at www.pauldrumlifeexperienceproject.org.

bridget@indyeastend.com