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Vineyarders dig deep for scholarship fund
Marion MacKay browses at all the tempting choices on the silent auction display. Photos by Ralph Stewart
A crowd of generous Vineyarders looking to have a good time and do a good deed turned out for the annual Holy Ghost Association Scholarship Auction at the Portuguese American Club in Oak Bluffs on May 4. The always-popular event raised a total of $22,000 all of which will help provide scholarships for graduating Vineyard seniors. The main action was in the old hall while silent auction tables heaped with treasures and a great spread of tasty hors d'oeuvres were set up in the soup kitchen.
Dr. Gerry Yukevich was a stalwart guest auctioneer, and even with laryngitis he kept the bidding upbeat and active.
As usual the most glamorous and sought-after item was the Boston Getaway Extravaganza including four Red Sox tickets donated by Tony daRosa, along with lunch or dinner for four at Game's On and two rooms at the Charles Hotel, the gifts of Patrick Lyons. Bids flew back and forth until the getaway finally went for $2,750.