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Apron auction raises $680 for literacy group

The Blue Ribbon Silent Apron Auction has yielded $680 for Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Inc., and will support the group’s effort to provide print and computer resources for GED students.

Kay Colton of Williamsburg received a blue ribbon in the spring event, as seamstress of the half-apron that received a $500 bid from Michelle Harbour of Gloucester, according to ALMP program director Rhoda-Jo Stress.

Harbour, of “My Country Life—Good News,” also received a blue ribbon. She placed a $500 bid on Colton’s apron, Stress said, noting “she hopes other businesses will follow by supporting the fundraising efforts of the community’s nonprofits.” Stress said that Field’s Quilting and Crafts of Gloucester contributed to the success of the Blue Ribbon Event by offering sewers a 10 percent discount on materials purchased at their store to make an apron for the event.

The Blue Ribbon Silent Apron Auction has become an annual event t...

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