Helping out Heather


Heather Jardin’s friends — some 200 strong — turned out at the Portuguese-American Club on Friday night to help out Heather, 29, who is battling leukemia for the second time.

The food ranged across all kinds of cuisines — a typical potluck — and spirits ran high (and freely), thanks to the musical prompting of Mercy Beat and other bands.

A silent auction and 50/50 raffle kept people contributing through the evening.

Those unable to attend can send a check to You’ve Got a Friend, P.O. Box 1317, West Tisbury, MA 02575.

And, on Monday, June 7, Sharky’s in Edgartown is dedicating a Dine to Donate evening to Heather’s cause. From 4 pm to closing, 30 percent of the food proceeds will go to her.