Ruth Redding establishes the first fund with a gift of $60,000 to honor her friend Ruth J. Bogan – The Ruth Redding Memorial Fund.

Ruth J. Bogan first saw the Vineyard in 1947. The clean air the big sky, the changing sea, the infinite variety of views, the birds, the wildflowers and mosses– all delighted her from the start. She spent nearly every vacation here while she was working, and on retirement in 1968 came to spend the rest of her life here in her Oak Bluffs home.

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