For the 14th year, Evelyn Haas and Shirley Hornbeck are co-chairing the annual Antiques in August Show and Sale, a project of the Auxiliary of Catskill Regional Medical Center.

For the 14th year, Evelyn Haas and Shirley Hornbeck are co-chairing the annual Antiques in August Show and Sale, a project of the Auxiliary of Catskill Regional Medical Center.

The fundraiser is in its 48th year and continues to be not only a major money-maker for the auxiliary but also a great community event that brings in thousands of shoppers.

It will be from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 6 at Monticello High School on Forestburgh Road (Route 42). Twenty-four "choice dealers," according to Ellen Cutler, auxiliary chairwoman, will offer antiques, jewelry and collectibles.

Admission to the event is $5, and lunch is available.

Each year, the committee creates a journal that is distributed during the show and sale. And each year, one or two outstanding community volunteers and leaders are selected to be featured in the journal. Many ads-in-congratulations are created especially for them. This year's honorees are Shirley and David Kaufman, well-known Sullivan County residents, and longtime supporters of the auxiliary and the medical center. He is vice chairman of the center's board of trustees.

Additional funds are raised through raffle tickets for 28 gifts donated by area businesses. Beverly Klein and Diane Baron are in charge of the raffles.

Through the years, the auxiliary has contributed through pledges more than $26 million, all of which was used to purchase state-of-the-art technology for the hospital.

For information, call 794-3300, ext. 2186, or 794-2828.

The Mamakating Rotary will host a pig roast and a classic car show from 3-7 p.m. Aug. 4 at the Town of Mamakating Park in Bloomingburg. Tickets are $15, $10 for children age 6 and older.

Musical entertainment will be offered by the RAD Band and the Deep End. Commemorative decals will be given to those who enter the car show. For car show registration, call Don Webber at 733-4092.

For tickets, call 888-2475 or 733-4092.

For information about joining the group, visit the Web site at or

Joseph Glenn Nakagawa received his Eagle Award during a recent Court of Honor at the Gardnertown United Methodist Church in the Town of Newburgh, sponsors of his Boy Scout Troop 327. Joseph, a graduate of Valley Central High School, is a student at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh. He's also an assistant den leader with Cub Scout Pack 125 and is an assistant Scoutmaster in his own Troop 327. His brother, Daniel, is an Eagle Scout, his brother Benjamin is a Cub Scout and his sister Linda is a Cadet Scout with Girl Scout Troop 752 in Newburgh.

Joseph's Eagle project included collecting new and gently used shoes for the Shoes That Fit program headed by Susie Reardon and supported by Groo's Shoes in the Town of Wallkill. It was a project that involved many people including Sheila and Mark Levinstein of North Point in Newburgh, who donated their truck and a driver to pick up and deliver the shoes.

Members of the Mid-Hudson Regional Early Childhood Direction Center and the Orange County Provider Coalition recently met at the offices of Independent Living in the City of Newburgh to donate $1,000. The money came from the recent second Early Childhood Conference in support of Orange County's newly created Autism Awareness Project that was developed by the parent volunteer organization's Parents Run AMOC (Autism Move-a-thon of Orange County).

For information, call Arnie Abrams at 565-1162, ext. 200.

Barbara Bedell's column appears daily. Call her at 346-3125.