A dream realized


To the Editor:

On January 7, we held an auction fundraiser for our friend Bethany Sylvia Haveard’s family.

Bethany died suddenly on November 5, leaving five children and a husband behind, as well as many friends and family members. We would like to thank all who came to the auction and made the dream of helping Bethany’s family with their financial burden.

A most heartfelt thank-you to all of the merchants and local artists and members of the community who donated so generously. To those who attended, a special thank-you for helping to make this a great success.

I thank committee members Rebecca Townes, Colleen Sylvia, Barbara Phillips, Renee Jolliffe-Connolly, and Rachael Jolliffe. Your dedication is phenomenal and uplifting.

I thank Jack and Pat Law for being the star auctioneers. You helped surpass our hopes. Thank you to Jimmy Flynn and Tricia Bergeron for being great sidekicks. Thank you to the Portuguese-American Club for donating the venue and for all your help. Most of all, to Jen Bernier-Wiggin who, for the past two months, led and organized this committee and event tirelessly. This would not have happened without you. I am happy to have had the honor of working with all of you, but mostly I am proud to call you my friends.

Olivia Law-Butler

Committee member

of Bethany’s Beat Goes On

Oak Bluffs