OSTERVILLE — With its spectacular ocean views, the Wianno Club in Osterville will be the setting for the 27th annual FACE Summer Gala on Cape Cod on Friday, August 16, 2024, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.  

Planners of the Summer Gala promise an exciting evening of events with festivities including a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, and a live auction with fantastic prizes.

Proceeds from the Gala will support FACE -or the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education- which raises money to assist families with the cost of a Catholic education in the Diocese of Fall River. Its goal is to provide need-based scholarships to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity of attending a Catholic school in the Diocese due to financial hardship.

One highlight of the Summer Gala will be the presentation of the 8th Al Makkay, Sr. Friend of Catholic Education Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to Catholic Schools of Cape Cod. This year’s recipient will be Father Christopher D. Hughes, a priest of the Diocese of Fall River who serves as chaplain at St. John Paul II High School and Preparatory Division in Hyannis, and as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Centerville, and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Osterville.

Leading a FACE Summer Gala committee planning this summer favorite are chairpersons Tom and Pat Marmen of Cotuit and parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. Both have long been involved in Catholic Education.

Guests at the Gala will have the opportunity to participate in the fun filled Gift Raffle, Live Auction and Fund-A-Scholarship with Cape renowned auctioneer, John Terrio, of Auction Knights. Among items open for bidding will be an exclusive wine tasting for eight friends in your home by Patricia Allen Lornell of Off The Vine; getaways at the Chatham Bars Inn, Ocean Edge Resort & Spa, and a three-night stay vacation in Charleston, South Carolina; foursomes of golf at Wianno Club, Cummaquid Golf Club and Hyannis Port Club, plus more! 

All are invited to take part in this enjoyable evening while also helping to raise critical scholarship dollars for Catholic school students in need.

For tickets, sponsorships and donations, please visit: www.face-dfr.org/2024-summer-gala  

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