In Brief Island Stop, First Lady Jill Biden Raises Money And Hits The Town

Jason Graziadei •

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First Lady Jill Biden with island resident Charity Grace Mofsen, the legislative liaison for state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, at Saturday's Democratic fundraiser event on the island.

First Lady Jill Biden was on the island for less than 24 hours over the weekend, but she made the most of her time on Nantucket.

Biden, who arrived on a private jet Friday night, was on the island to attend a Democratic fundraising event Saturday at the Rabbit Run Road home of Andrew and Jessica Nigrelli to benefit the Biden-Harris reelection campaign and the Biden Victory Fund.

The event was attended by nearly 70 people, including a handful of year-round residents such as Charity Grace Mofsen, the legislative liaison for state Rep. Dylan Fernandes, along with Susan Yerkes Cary, a longtime member of the Town Democratic Committee.

Biden used what little downtime she had after the fundraising event to hit the downtown area for some shipping. She was spotted at Pageo Jewelers, Michell's Book Corner, Nantucket Bookworks, Murray's Toggery, and Olivela, along with the Trinity Collection and Style Paris.

Her security detail blocked traffic at numerous intersections to allow her to safely move around the downtown area unimpeded.

A short time after the shopping excursion, the First Lady's motorcade - which included Massachusetts State Police Troopers - was spotted heading back out to the airport, less than 24 hours after she arrived. 

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First Lady Jill Biden shopping on Main Street. Photo by Jennifer Fox
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