Eric Fernandes was a local firefighter who had passed away unexpectedly on June 16, 2011. He was only 30-years-old. Although his death was very sudden, his memory lives on through family and friends. They created the Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund in his honor and will be holding its 8th annual fundraiser in June.

The auction dinner will be held on Saturday, June 15, and take place at the New Bedford Inn and Suites located on 500 Hathaway Road, in New Bedford.

"His eccentric personality was not something easily forgotten along with his caring heart. This fundraiser is to honor his courage and memory not only as a firefighter, but as an amazing friend, son, and brother. All money that is received will be used to aid the children of the brave men and women in New Bedford in paying for their higher education." - Eric Fernandes Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund

This event will feature:
- A scholarship award ceremony honoring this year's winners
- Delicious Portuguese cuisine
- DJ Roy Barboza and the New Wave DJs
- Chinese style auction with lots of valuable items including Red Sox tickets

Tickets are $25in advance and $30 at the door. For tickets and/or information contact any one of the following:
Elton Cabral - 508-525-1442
Wade Gomes - 508-989-4713
Garrett Gomes - 774-930-1037