Russell and Cathy Lawrence are honoring Ralph “Bud” Colson’s 90th birthday with a lobster stew fundraiser at the St. George School on May 18 at 2pm in support of the Frances and Ralph Colson Scholarship Fund, which the Colson’s set up to benefit St. George high school graduates who will be furthering their education at a college, university or technical program.
Last year Ralph presented the town with a check for $50,000 to further endow the scholarship which he and his late wife Frances created 16 years ago. When that gift was announced, the Lawrences were surprised that many people in St. George were unaware of the scholarship, so Russell began work on spearheading an awareness fundraiser that would also recognize Ralph’s milestone 90th birthday.
In addition to the lobster stew dinner, there will be a live auction featuring a Puffin 8 1/2’ fiberglass skiff with oak seat, oars, 3 hp motor along with many other marine-related items.
Tickets to the event are $15. For information and to donate auction items call 207-372-6363 or 207-242-3386.