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FALMOUTH – Coming near the end of January, the annual Winter Brunch sponsored by the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education or FACE offers an opportunity for an enjoyable break in the coldest time of the year and a way to assist Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese at the same time. 

This year’s Winter Brunch -the 11th annual- will take place Sunday, January 24, at the Coonamessett Inn of Falmouth, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Doors will open at 11:15 a.m. 

The extensive brunch buffet will feature roasted meats, chicken, eggs, bacon, sausage, vegetables, salad selections, pastries and desserts. Alongside the delicious food, there will be a fun-filled family raffle including Disney World Park Passes, plus mystery prizes, a silent raffle and face painting and other special activities for children. 

Fall River Bishop Emeritus George W. Coleman will be both host and honoree of the event. Dawna Gauvin and Robyn Hardy are serving as co-chairs.

Proceeds from the Winter Brunch support FACE, which provides need-based scholarships to students attending Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese including those on Cape Cod. In the current school year, the fund is helping over 700 students with tuition aid assistance. FACE -the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education- was formally known as the St. Mary’s Education Fund. The name was changed last year to better reflect its mission.

Tickets for the Winter Brunch are $25 for adults; $14 for youth (under 13 years); and complimentary for children under 7. Seating is limited and reservations must be made prior to the event. No tickets will be available at the door. Please contact Jane Robin at 508-759-3566 for tickets and further information.

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