Tickets still available for Saturday benefit for Captain Joseph House Foundation in Port Angeles

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SEQUIM — A few seats are still available for the fourth annual Captain Joseph House Foundation dinner and auction this Saturday.

The benefit for the nonprofit will be from 4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive. Seating for dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

The cost is $80, or $70 for active and retired military.

A $1,000 corporate table secures advertising in the program and seating for eight.

Proceeds will go to the Captain Joseph House Foundation, which is creating a first-in-the-nation refuge for grieving families of fallen service members. Such families are known as Gold Star families.

Betsy Reed Schultz is converting the former Tudor Inn Bed and Breakfast at 1108 S. Oak St. in Port Angeles into the refuge in memory of her son, Capt. Joseph Schultz, who was killed May 29, 2011, in Afghanistan.

Remodeling the home began in June 2013.

60 percent done

“We’re about 60 percent done,” Betsy Reed Schultz said Thursday.

“We have power now. All the floors have been rewired” to come up to code. “The plumbing is done.”

Low voltage lines, such as those needed for phones and computers, will go in next, she said, and insulation will be installed soon.

The insulation — both supplies and labor — will be donated by Tracy’s Insulation of Sequim, Schultz said.

The business is among the volunteers who have cut costs of refurbishing the house.

Schultz said that “10,000 hours of volunteers have saved us $150,000.”

She hopes to have the house open by the end of the year, but that depends upon money and volunteers, she said.

The benefit Saturday will feature a choice of steak and Gorgonzola, Cornish hen with blueberry, stuffed chard or shrimp-filled sole.

Entrees include mixed greens with candied walnuts and dried cranberries, vegetable bundle, twice-baked potato, bread and butter, coffee or tea and red, white and blue sorbet for dessert.

A no-host bar, raffle and silent auction will open at 4:30 p.m.

Guests are welcomed with a complimentary glass of wine.

Reservations closed last week, but some dinners are available, Schultz said.

For more information and tickets, email Schultz at cptjosephhouse@cjhf.org or phone 360-460-7848.

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Executive Editor Leah Leach can be reached at 360-417-3530 or at lleach@peninsuladailynews.com.

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