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Food and drink servers from several North Fork restaurants and wineries took to the streets of Greenport Sunday morning for the Great Waiter Race to benefit health and wellness activities at Eastern Long Island Hospital.

Sponsored by The Market and Body Armor drinks, the race required waiters to balance a wine glass and a bottle of Body Armor on a tray while they walked as fast as they could from the Opportunity Shop on Main Street, down to Claudio’s dock and over to Front Street, ending in front of The Market. (Visit The Market’s Facebook page.)

Peconic Bay Wineries’ Melissa Danchalski took first place, followed by Kerstan Pringle of Claudio’s and Lucy Senesac of Porto Bello.

The Greenport hospital’s president and CEO, Paul J. Connor, and Greenport Mayor David Nyce were on hand to present awards to the winners.

Check out a slide show from the event on