MASHPEE — The 17th annual St. Mary’s Education Fund Gala on Cape Cod is set this year for Friday, July 11, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee.

Proceeds from this evening of food, music and merriment benefit the St. Mary’s Education Fund, which provides need-based scholarships to children attending Catholic schools on Cape Cod and throughout southeastern Massachusetts.

Co-chairs Marilyn and Joseph Benoit and the Gala committee have planned a wonderful evening: a multi-course dinner, silent and live auctions with fantastic prizes, and music and entertainment by the Frank Zarba Orchestra of Boston. A 6 p.m. cocktail reception will begin the festivities.

In his letter of invitation to supporters, Fall River Bishop George W. Coleman pointed out that Catholic schools “provide both a quality education for our children and young people as well as an atmosphere which promotes academic, moral and spiritual development.” This summer Gala, the bishop wrote, “is an opportunity to celebrate the tradition of Catholic education” and at the same time to support the St. Mary’s Education Fund to “ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience the excellence of our Catholic schools in the Diocese.”

The summertime Gala was first held in 1998 and has become Cape Cod’s largest source of funding for the St. Mary’s Education Fund.

For ticket information and further details please contact Jane Robin at 508-759-3566.

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