All Vineyarders are invited to a community party at the agricultural hall in West Tisbury on Sunday, Sept. 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., for Rep. Eric T. Turkington.

The celebration will not be a fund-raiser or a political campaign event, but the Island’s way to honor Representative Turkington for 20 years of service in the state legislature, helping local interests on the Vineyard, on Nantucket, and in almost half of Falmouth. All are welcome. Please bring some finger food to share.

The planning committee is assembling a memory scrapbook for Mr. Turkington as a permanent reminder of Vineyarders’ appreciation for his service.

Please send letters of appreciation, amusing vignettes, memories, or clearly-labeled photographs to Rhonda Cohen at PO Box 1411, Edgartown, MA 02539, by Sept. 10. E-mail greetings for him can be sent to