With the high cost of college education constantly increasing, graduating seniors are in need of help and the Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization, MEMO is there at graduation to present their scholarships at Medfield and Tri-County Regional high schools thanks to member donations to the silent auction and raffle on Medfield Day.
Fairgoers should look for the MEMO booth at the entrance to the park by Meeting House Pond to the rear of the historic meeting house on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Great new items have come in since the last report of generous Boston Celtics and Red Sox items. The team signed basketball, thanks to Rich Gotham, president of the Celtics team; Curt Schilling’s game jersey No. 38 donated by “the man himself” and an autographed photo of Clay Buchholz donated by The Boston Red Sox.
A lovely framed photo of autumn in the field off Main and Hartford Streets, courtesy of Seymour Levy, graphic artist and a limo for a night on the town in Boston and Providence donated by Roberts Mitchell Funeral Homes will round out the silent auction items.
Bidders are requested to write their bids and to continue checking throughout the day to see whether they wish to increase their bids as the price goes up for each item.
By the close of the fair, the last person with the highest bid will be announced as the winner. Each item will have a suggested beginning bid and should continue in increments of $10.
There are many new raffle items this year as well as new donors along with those anticipated each Medfield Day.
Jen Disigner of Hounds and Hooves Pet Services has donated a Certificate for Pet Sitting; Medfield’s newest gift shop, The Butterfly Tree Gift Shop, offers one gift item in addition to a gift certificate with a total value of $50. There will be a gift basket from Lord's Department Store, always a great donation; and Lovell's Florist -Accents has donated a bird feeder.
The Math Connection is offering two one-hour sessions of tutoring at its West Street location and the Hallisey family is helping support a local college student making it in the pop music business as well as the MEMO scholarship raffle with their gift basket of Zac White items, including an autographed poster of Zac, CDs and clothing this talented musician endorses. Who knows, someday these may be collector’s items.
Scott's brand four-step fertilizing program for lawn, valued at $200 is the donation from Will's Hardware and there are two copies of the biography of Willie Mays donated by Prospect Mortgage Company.
Also, Medfield Properties has provided a set of six water glasses etched with scenes in Medfield, as well as an American Flag. This item is very popular and anticipated yearly.
A brand new MEMO member representing Touchstone Crystals has donated a certificate valued at $125 toward any item of the winner’s choice from their jewelry catalog.
Fitness Advantage donated a $25 gift certificate and the Holistic Wellness Center is offering a gift certificate valued at $65. Tickets for the raffle winners will be pulled at the close of the fair.
The bingo type cards for the Treasure Hunt may also be picked up for free at the MEMO booth. The treasures to be found around the fair grounds vary on the cards that are available for youth ages 12-17 and adults over 18.
The winning cards in each age group will be pulled at the end of the fair. Winners do not have to be present, however cards must have all squares stamped to qualify for the prizes. Medfield has so many treasures but the players are only asked to find a small percentage.
MEMO is the acronym for the business organization Medfield Employers and Merchants Organization that was organized in 1979 to promote local businesses in the community and the first Discover Medfield Day carried out this mission in 1980. It has been a popular fall return to” real life” after months of vacations and leisure time. It is a rain or shine event except for catastrophic weather and then will be postponed until the following Saturday. Admission to the fair that includes live entertainment from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. is free.