A cocktail party for the Darlene Lycke scholarship fund will be held at Sammy’s restaurant on West Lake Drive in Montauk on Friday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The party is a new fund-raiser that replaces Joan Lycke’s yard sale, which was held on her lawn annually for many years to benefit the fund, established in her late daughter’s name. The scholarship goes to Montauk students who graduate from East Hampton High School.
The yard sales were started in 1987. Money raised has been awarded to 32 students to help with the cost of attending the college of their choice. Ms. Lycke hopes that some of the previous recipients will attend the party. Tickets cost $50 and are available at Sammy’s or at the Montauk Laundromat, which Ms. Lycke owns.
“The fund-raiser is essential to keep the scholarship award stable,” said Ms. Lycke, who was forced to give up the yard sale when most her helpers moved from the hamlet or left to attend college. The annual sales were popular because many Montauk residents contributed items and you never knew what you might find.
“People are still calling us to pick up items for the yard sales,” Karen Damm, Ms. Lycke’s daughter, said this week.
The highlight of the party at Sammy’s will be a drawing for four tickets to see the New York Giants play the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 17 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. A free parking pass is included. Raffle tickets cost $100 apiece and are available at the Montauk Laundromat. Only 100 tickets will be sold.