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5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly

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40th Annual Tom McCoy Family Fun Run Series
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Letter: Southern R.I. Volunteers fundraiser a big hit


On behalf of the board and staff of Southern Rhode Island Volunteers,I am delighted to acknowledge that just over $10,000 was raised at our “Bottles & Brews” wine and beer tasting fundraiser on July 25 at the Westerly Yacht Club.

The weather allowed for a perfect evening as our guests enjoyed wine, beer and spirits tastings offered by our beverage vendors, a table full of very tasty appetizer selections, as well as the silent auction with 32 impressive items. And while all this was going on, folks could watch the beautiful sunset over the Westerly harbor with jazz music in the background. A delightful evening indeed!

More importantly, however, were the proceeds from this annual event which will benefit the Independent Aging Programs of Southern R.I. Volunteers. Grant funds and individual donations do not completely support our efforts to deliver services to our elderly and disabled home-bound neighbors in the nine communities of Washington County. Fundraising efforts such as “Bottles & Brews” make it possible for our volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels and food pantry bags every week throughout the year. There are also rides to grocery stores, doctor and therapy appointments, minor home repairs, and companionship visits that are important components of our IAP programs.

This event was made possible by so many people who contributed on a variety of levels. We want to thank our sponsors: Coldwell-Banker Cahoone Real Estate, Thorp & Trainer Insurance, Belmont Market, A.B.Hoxie Well & Pump, Stasiunas Companies, John Ward Physical Therapy, Experience Real Estate, Engineered Security Systems and Charlestown Mini-Super. We also certainly want to thank the eleven beverage vendors for their participation and all the donors to our silent auction. Acknowledgment must be given to the dozens of volunteers who worked before, during and after the event to keep everything running smoothly. Finally, to all those who attended, we want to express our appreciation for another successful event to benefit SRIV.

Debra Tanner

The writer is the executive director of Southern Rhode Island Volunteers.



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