Letter: Scholarship dinner and auction returns


Those of us who live in the Coupeville area are so fortunate to have neighbors and local businesses who support additional education opportunities for graduates of Coupeville High School. After an absence of two years due to COVID, the Coupeville Lions Club is bringing back their Scholarship Dinner and Auction on Feb. 25. This popular event has long been our main source for raising the scholarships funds for graduating seniors at Coupeville High School. Seniors who seek further education are awarded scholarships based on need and education goals.

This year we’ve added a new auction item to our dinner and auction titled Passport Coupeville. This item showcases businesses in down town Coupeville. The lucky bidder will receive everything that Coupeville offers for a luxury vacation for two. It all starts with two nights for two people at our famous Coupeville Inn, and continues with food, meals and activities within walking distance of the Inn. Participating in the passport experience are three restaurants, Front Street Grill, Gordon’s, and Toby’s. There’s also a behind-the-display-case tour and lesson in bread making at the Little Red Hen bakery, wine tasting at Vail Wine Shop, cider tasting at Greenbank Cidery, a tour of the Penn Cove Gallery, a docent lead tour of our local museum, and sandwiches or a charcuterie platter at bayleaf. Penn Cove Shellfish will provide a VIP tour of their mussel farm, and Schooner Suva is including two tickets for one of their regular cruises of Penn Cove.

There’s even a discount card, honored at most of the merchants along Front Street. The Coupeville Lions Club has a long history of supporting graduating seniors from our local high school. Members of our local Lions club know the value of these scholarships to students as they continue their studies. But it’s not just the dollar amount. Knowing they have community support reminds students they are valued. Their stories are inspiring and we are proud that our Coupeville community has indeed touched the future of our graduates.

Additional information can be found on the web site of the Coupeville Lions Club, coupevillelions.org.

Bob Pettis

Coupeville Lions Club