2022 Sandcastle Contest

The 14th Bellport Village Program Fund  Sand Castle contest was held on Saturday September 3 and was a huge success!  We were pleased to see thirty-one creative castles built!

The winners of the contest were as follows:

In the 0–8-year-old category, the first-place winner was Castle #1, Monument of Ho Hum, built by Cody Li; second place was Castle #4, Ho Hum Ferry by Jack Bethe, Luke and Jack Boyer-Olson, Ever Costello, Oliver Goldstone, Preston and Gordon Baer, Maddox and Edie Schwartz; and the third place was Castle #14, Elephant Castle, built by Nicholas and Lillian Tew.

In the 9–16-year-old age category, the first place winner was Castle #31, Chateau de Monkey built by Miles and Pace Silber and Jude Manger; second place was Castle #30, Seaweed Sensation built by Elle Carson and Lilly Guja; and third place was castle #34, Daddy Long Island built by Wini and Barrett Lane, Zain and Bodin Nawaz.

In the over 17/ adult category, the first place winner was Castle #53, Cosmo Costanza built by Albert, Peter, Bobbie, Maddie, Sara, and  Creekie.; second place was Castle #49, Lizzo the Lizard built by Nina and David Garcia; and third place went to Castle #42, Horseshoe Crab Castle built by Hugh Brown and Dan O’Connor.

Congratulations to all the participants and winners of this year’s contest!!!

Enjoy the Carla Marla prizes for ice cream!

Committee & Judges
Teen-2 Seaweed Sensation
Teen-1 Chateau de Monkey
Kids-3 Elephant Castle
Kids-2 Ho Hum Ferry_099
Kids-1 Monument of Ho Hum
Adult-3 Horseshoe Crab Castle
Adult-2 Lizzo the Lizard
Adult-1 Cosmo Costanza
Teen-3 Daddy Long Island
Cocktails by the Bay 2022

Over 200 guests gathered for cocktails in the garden at the bay front home of Roger and Sava Thomas on Saturday, August 13th to celebrate the generosity of all those who contributed to the highly successful projects launched by The Bellport Village Program Fund.

As a result of this successful event and contributions, we are able to continue with another year of Bite Back against mosquitoes and flies at Ho Hum and Mothers Beaches and at the Bandshell Park. We will also continue raking the seaweed and debris with our new Beach Raker on the beaches at the Marina Beach, the Bandshell Park, and Mother's Beach. 

In addition, we are excited to have raised sufficient funds for executing the 3 other major projects at Mother’s Beach: (i) two new pieces of playground equipment, (ii) over 300 tons of new sand allowing for this equipment, and most importantly (iii) a new and attractive automated gate which will now provide daytime access to Mothers Beach 365 days a year!

IMG_2153
20220813-IMG_0687
20220813-IMG_2159_082-sm
20220813-IMG_0666
20220813-IMG_2161_083-sm
20220813-IMG_0664_084-sm
20220813-IMG_0657
IMG_0701
IMG_0697
IMG_0678
IMG_0676
20220813-IMG_0693
Family Bingo Nights 2022

BVPF once again hosted a Family Bingo Night at the Foster's Field, with excited winners getting Carla Marla Gift Certificates.

20220728-DSCN2143_073-sm
20220728-DSCN2160_080-sm
20220630-DSCN2081_069-sm
20220630-DSCN2080_068-sm
20220630-DSCN2086_071-sm
20220630-DSCN2075_067-sm
20220630-DSCN2089_072-sm
20220630-DSCN2084_070-sm
20220728-DSCN2168_081-sm
20220728-DSCN2157_079-sm
20220728-DSCN2152_078-sm
20220728-DSCN2151_077-sm
20220728-DSCN2146_075-sm
20220728-DSCN2148_076-sm
20220728-DSCN2144_074-sm
Family Night at Mother's Beach

The Sixth Annual Family Night at Mother's Beach was held on July 23, 2022.  Flo’s truck was a huge success as usual and with FoBB oyster seeding into the bay, and Paddleboarding intro by Get Up Stand Up, a good time was had by all. 

20220723-DSCN2137_065-sm
20220723-DSCN2117_054-sm
20220723-DSCN2118_055-sm
20220723-DSCN2120_057-sm
20220723-DSCN2119_056-sm
20220723-DSCN2135_063-sm
20220723-DSCN2126_060-sm
20220723-DSCN2133_062-sm
20220723-DSCN2132_061-sm
20220723-DSCN2136_064-sm
20220723-DSCN2125_059-sm
20220723-DSCN2121_058-sm
20220723-DSCN2139_066-sm
Bellport Bay 5K 2022

After a 2-year delay, the Bellport Village Program Fund (BVPF)  launched the newly christened Bellport Bay 5K on Sunday, July 10, 2022! Over 328 runners registered and the turnout was huge! It started with a 50 yard Fun Run for kids of all ages. Then there was a festive post-run awards ceremony in the Bandshell Park, featuring free food from Elite Feats and Shelby’s Kitchen for the runners , plus an open grill from Shelby’s Kitchen featuring hamburgers, hotdogs and sausage and peppers. The top 3 winners of each category received BB5K medals and every runner received a BB5K souvenir T-shirt with all the sponsors listed on the back. Some of these times were very fast - many below 20 minutes for a 5K! 

 

All proceeds from race registrations and tax-deductible sponsorships, after race-related expenses, will go to benefit the BVPF. Thank you all for your continuing support!!

BB5K Sponsor Poster - D.jpg
Blue Shirt Front.jpg
Blue Shirt Back.jpg
Family Bingo Night 2021

BVPF once again hosted a Family Bingo Night at the Foster's Field, with excited winners getting Carla Marla Gift Certificates.

02-20220710-DSCN2103_037-sm
03-Jack_1975_07102022-A_038-sm
04-20220710-DSCN2106_039-sm
06-Kids-1_040-sm
08-20220710-DSCN2108_042-sm
09-20220710-DSCN2112_043-sm
10-20220710-DSCN2113_044-sm
20220710-Winner
14-20220710-Jack_1981_07102022_048-sm
16-20220710-Jack_1996_07102022_050-sm
15-20220710-Jack_1985_07102022_049-sm
17-20220710-Jack_1990_07102022_051-sm
18-20220710-Jack_1991_07102022_052-sm
19-20220710-Jack_1994_07102022_053-sm