Looking over Easton's Point Pond, the group that has worked to protect that same area since 1982 met to catch up over cocktails and dinner on Sunday evening.
The group, Easton’s Point Association, held the annual event in the Easton’s Point Restaurant banquet room and featured a presentation about landscape design by local garden designer Linda Finn.
The presentation was related to one of the association's four objectives, which is beautification of the area around Easton’s Point.
The other three goals are: the preservation of natural resources, protection of coastal areas and wetland and support of groups with similar interests.
As if they were showing gratitude for groups that work to support the waters, members pointed toward a pair of swans that swam by the window.
The event was one of four annual social gatherings that is organized by the association.
“I’m very social, the members like that,” said Sarah Gill, who has served as the association’s president for the past five years.
The association was founded in 1982 when the group got together to fight against the proposed hotel development on the property of the Atlantic Beach Club. The group hired lawyers and eventually won the battle, which reportedly cost the developer millions of dollars.
Recently, the association presented their support for the bond referendum that will allow voters decide if the town will build a new pavilion at Second Beach.
Gill said the group’s current issue is to preserve the right of ways that are temporarily blocked off due to the stormwater project along Esplande.
The group is writing letters to ensure the right of way Y-5, which is currently unusable, is restored once the project has been completed, said Gill. Another concern she mentioned is that neighbors have complained that fishermen leave garbage in the right of ways.
Gill said the the association is currently looking for new members. Membership starts at $15/year or $100 for a lifetime membership.
For more information on membership, you may call Sarah Gill at 401-847-2189.