MASHPEE — Among the many things to do on a Friday evening in July on Cape Cod is one special event that offers attendees both an enjoyable evening out and an opportunity to support Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese.

The 18th St. Mary’s Education Fund Summer Gala will take place on Friday, July 10, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.  Proceeds from the evening benefit the St. Mary’s Education Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to children attending Catholic schools on Cape Cod and throughout southeastern Massachusetts.

“We all know these are challenging times for us to keep the mission of offering Catholic education to our children,” writes Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in his letter of invitation to the Summer Gala, and he says the event “is an important opportunity for the people of the Diocese to show their support for Catholic education.”

New Seabury residents Louis and Louise DiMeo are serving as co-chairs for this year’s Gala and with their committee are planning an evening of delicious food, music and merriment.

Beginning with a 6 p.m. cocktail reception, the festivities will include a multi-course dinner, silent and live auctions with fantastic prizes, and entertainment by Frank Zarba Music of Boston.

Former WCVB-TV-Channel 5, Boston, anchor and reporter Natalie Jacobson will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Bishop da Cunha points out in his letter that through the St. Mary’s Education Fund the Fall River Diocese “has been able to provide scholarships to many children who, otherwise, would not have been able to attend a Catholic school.”

The St. Mary’s Education Fund has distributed more than $8.4 million to over 9,000 students in need of financial assistance to attend a Catholic school in the Fall River Diocese.

For more details on the Fund’s Summer Gala, including ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jane Robin at 508-759-3566.

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