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Cape businessman donates Plantation’s historic Thanksgiving dinner prize to Children’s Hospital

Tamara Race

Having spent a Thanksgiving at Children’s Hospital with a sick child, a Cape Cod businessman wants to cheer up others facing a similar holiday this year.

So the man, the highest bidder in an e-Bay auction for a Thanksgiving with two Plimoth Plantation interpreters, a Wampanoag man and a Pilgrim, will send the pair to the Boston hospital for Thanksgiving.

The man paid $5,000 for the right to have Thanksgiving dinner with the museum interpreters portraying Hobbamock and Edward Winslow.

Plantation officials auctioned the “Thanksgiving of a Lifetime,” on eBay promising to send the two men anywhere in the country to celebrate Thanksgiving with the winning bidder.

“Every one involved was a winner with this auction,” said John McDonagh, executive director of Plimoth Plantation.

Tamara Race may be reached at trace@ledger.com.