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Garden Party celebrates fifth year benefitting Shrewsbury schools

Shrewsbury – About 400 guests mingled for a good cause at the fifth annual Celebration in the Garden Party, held June 15 at the historic Fallon House, home of Heather and Jason Logrippo. Entertainment was provided by the Shrewsbury-based band “Tension,” sponsored by Beaton Kane Construction. Among the prizes of the live auction emceed by Selectman Jim Kane was two hours of work to be done by 18 members of the Garden Party Committee, which raised $800. All proceeds go to the Shrewsbury Public Schools.

Neil and Cristina Heffernan dance the night away.

Neil and Cristina Heffernan dance the night away.

Photos/Ed Karvoski Jr.

During the live auction, Selectman Jim Kane gets a $1,900 bid from Nancy Coghlin for two tickets to the 2013-2014 season finale of

During the live auction, Selectman Jim Kane gets a $1,900 bid from Nancy Coghlin for two tickets to the 2013-2014 season finale of “American Idol” at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

Hannah Kane (center) announces that committee members Sarah Cole Camerer (left), Heather Logrippo (right) and others will collect donations from guests who want to see that night's Bruins game televised on a big screen.

Hannah Kane (center) announces that committee members Sarah Cole Camerer (left), Heather Logrippo (right) and others will collect donations from guests who want to see that night's Bruins game televised on a big screen.

Kim Canton and LuAnn O

Kim Canton and LuAnn O”Brien take a close look at silent auction items.

Tim Proch and John O

Tim Proch and John O”Brien of the band “Tension” share a mic. Other members are Joe Arcabascio, Joe Canton and Steve Grip.

Making the rounds at the silent auction are (l to r) Michelle and Michael Papper with Jordan and Marci Rubi.

Making the rounds at the silent auction are (l to r) Michelle and Michael Papper with Jordan and Marci Rubi.

Deb and Paul Campaniello are served hors d'seuvres.

Deb and Paul Campaniello are served hors d'seuvres.

Michael Pellini and Dr. Jane Molinari check the silent auction after getting martinis served in light-up flashing glasses.

Michael Pellini and Dr. Jane Molinari check the silent auction after getting martinis served in light-up flashing glasses.

Bidding at the silent auction are Selectman Maurice DePalo and his wife, Barbara, a seventh-grade teacher at Oak Middle School.

Bidding at the silent auction are Selectman Maurice DePalo and his wife, Barbara, a seventh-grade teacher at Oak Middle School.

An item in the silent auction attracts the attention of Tim and Paulina Walsh.

An item in the silent auction attracts the attention of Tim and Paulina Walsh.

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