The night was gorgeous and the 18th annual Survived Summer Beach Party at the Land’s End Cocktail Deck hosted by the Sayville Village Improvement Society attracted over 100 people Tuesday night. Guests caught up with each other; there were also a lot on the dance floor. Dragonflies flew overhead at one point, in a kind of benediction honoring the nonprofit that has pitched in for projects bettering the community since 1914. Run by can-do women, they’ve tackled garbage dumping, started Sayville Library, purchased Sayville Beach and established a Beautification Committee. Those stone planters on Sayville’s Main Street are planted by members; they also established and maintain flowerbeds in the area’s parking lots and some of the signage. SVIS scholarships are offered annually to high school seniors and members collect food, toys and coats for families that need them. They meet the first Monday of every month at 12:30 p.m. at the Gillette House. For more information click on www.svis.online.