The Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fund will hold its 13th annual benefit fund-raiser on February 7 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Periwinkles Restaurant in Essex.

The Lufkin family will host the event which will be filled with friends, food, music, raffles and a silent auction will be held to benefit the Sarah Lufkin Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The recipient of this year’s award will also be announced during the event. The scholarship was set up shortly after Sarah’s death in 1997 to award money to students who have attended Essex Elementary School and who will be studying in a field that has a direct effect on children.

“We want students who will be working with children to benefit from the scholarship, in essence, continuing what she was unable to do,” according to Sarah’s sister, Kim Lufkin. “Sarah returned to Salem State part time after finishing two years of chemotherapy and made the dean’s list that semester.”

All food for the evening will be donated by local restaurants and caterers while the staff at Periwinkles will donate their time and energy. Live music will be performed by Joe Militello and there will be a raffle, a silent auction, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $25 each and will be available at the door.

For ticket information or information about how to donate an item please contact Sue Lufkin (978) 768-7122, Laurie Lufkin (978) 985-6532 or Kim Lufkin (978) 853-0845.