PLATTSBURGH -- The 20 winners in the North Country Mission of Hope's Fun Day at Fenway II, sponsored by Knight Automotive, will travel to Boston's Fenway Park on Monday.

Among them will be 10-year-old Gavin Spooner, who actually lucked out twice with the contest.

An anonymous Mission of Hope veteran traveler had bought $100 in tickets, with instructions to give them to some children who would enjoy seeing a game.

Connie Miller, chairperson of the project, contacted Tom Neale, director of Plattsburgh Housing Authority's Ted K. Center in Plattsburgh and donated the tickets to that youth program. The one winner there was Gavin, an avid fan, who will get to see his beloved Red Sox play in Fenway. A family member will accompany him.

Other winners are Moss Harnisch, Alice Mallory and J.S. Suarez, all of Plattsburgh; Vern Marlow of Chateaugay; Tom Loughan of Peru; Rose Hiscock of Brainardsville; and George Moore and Alayana Rust of Keeseville.

Each winner gets to take a companion along to the Boston Red Sox-Cleveland Indians game. They have won box-seat tickets. Round-trip transportation is furnished by Ground Force 1, and dinner at a Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub in the Boston area is donated by the eatery. Each of the 20 winners will receive $25 for programs and refreshments at the game.

An early count shows the fundraiser brought in between $6,000 and $7,000 for Mission of Hope, a Plattsburgh-based humanitarian-aid society that with much North Country support has made numerous mission trips to Nicaragua, helping families, schools and hospitals.

"I think (the total) was a little less than last year, but we ran it for a shorter period of time," said Don Miller, who assists his wife, Connie, with the project.

For more information, call the Millers at 563-4321.

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