2006-04-27 / Letters to the Editor

Fund-raiser a big success

On Sunday, April 2, a fundraiser was held for Nancy Williams Maloney. We would like to thank everyone who helped in any way to make this day a huge success.

Special thanks to: PAC and crew, Village Hearth bakery, Joe and Jessie Dutra of Dutra Farm and Little Rhody Farm Fresh Products, the Secret Garden, Ginny Perry and Stop & Shop, and all of you who baked for our dessert table. Thankyou to Anita Godena of Anita's Hair Cut for donating her time for "Locks of Love" haircuts on the day of the event.

There were so many people who helped before, during, and after the fund-raiser. They are:

Chris Anderson, Ashley Balzer, Paul Botelho, Kathy Brown, Kathy Brownell, Patti Campo, Danny Clark, Laurie Dutra, Nate Fuller, Carol Gillerin, Lauretta Gladding, John Godena, Cathy Gregory, Sheila Hopkins, Ruth Mason, John O'Gara, Ginny Perry, Wendy Rafferty, Arlene Seraichyk, Joan Shaffer, Molly Sylvia, Richard Sylvia, Ann Wojciechowski, Cindy Costa Wolfe, and Kathy Wright. Without all your help we couldn't have succeeded in making this a flawless night.

We also need to thank Baker's Pharmacy, Midnight Sun, Cumberland Farms, StoneCraft Sterling, Fran Lopes and Millie Feeney who sold tickets prior to the event.

We greatly appreciate the many items that were donated to our raffle/silent auction tables. From Jamestown: Ace's

Pizza, Anita Haircut, Atlantic Landscaping, Auto Tech, Bay Voyage, Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Central Garage, Chopmist Charlie's, Christina's Originals Handbags, Clancy Designs, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., all the ladies at Curves in Jamestown, East Ferry Deli, Fred's House of Pizza, Don Gillis of Shore Treasures, Grapes & Gourmet, Island Rubbish Service, Jamestown Designs, Jamestown Hardware, Jamestown Police Officers Assoc., Ken's Barber Shop, McQuade's market, the Oyster Bar, Paws & Claws, Progressive Leadership, The Purple Door, St. Mark Church, and St. Mark Women's Club, S.M.S. Oil Burner Service, Stonecraft Sterling, Trattoria Simpatico, Tricia's Tropi Grille, and Video Showcase.

From West Bay:Anderson's Ski & Dive Shop, Cardi's Furniture, Green Ink, Green River Silver, the Hour Glass, Midnight Sun, North Kingstown Recreation Dept., Extreme Teen Camp, Tarbox Toyota, Tim Horton's, and Wilson's of Wickford.

From Narragansett and Wakefield: All That Matter's, BasketCase, Hair for All Season's, Jennifer's Chocolates, and Twin Willows.

From Newport and Middletown: 22 Bowen's Wharf, Anthony's Seafood, Brick Alley Pub, Ching Tao Restaurant, Flint Video, Gelissimo Candles, IHOP, Primavera, RI Quahog Company, Starbuck's Coffee, Sushi-Go, and Kim Feeney - Newport Preservation Society.

From out of state: Golden Eagle Lodge and Indian Head Resort. We greatly acknowledge Celina and Nate Fuller for obtaining these vacation packages.

And the following individuals who generously donated items for the raffle or silent auction:

Ashley Balzer, Jacqueline Bell of Enchanted Beads, Paul Botelho, Kathy Brown, Win & Kathy Brown, Kathy Brownell, Debbie Byrnes of Creative Memories, Michael & Laurie Casey, Ann Colby, Sheri Deacon, Angela Deneault, Linda DiBiase, Joe & Jessie Dutra, Laurie Dutra, Shirley Finch, Elaine Furtado Flynn, Priscilla Foley, Bob & Lorrie Foster of Lobo's Beads, Betty Jean Furtado, the Edward Furtado Family, Lauretta & Chuck Gladding, Fran Goode, Mary Greene, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Kerr, Mary Krueger, Polly Lathan, Tom and Dorrie Linn, the nurses at the Maddock Center, Dr. and Mrs. Mariorenzi, Maureen Morlen, Monty Neronha, Donna Nevill, Dorothy Raynes, Reenie Rubino, Donna Saulino, Tom and Patty Scott, Joan Shaffer, Gail Sheahan, Tom and Anne Tighe, Ann Toselli, the Turillo Family, Barbara Wilcox, Ed Woodson, the employees of Vanguard Home Medical Supply, The Warwick Superstars, Cindy Costa Wolfe, David Wright, Melissa Wright, and Margaret Wrigley.

The response to our request for donated items was overwhelming. The night was a huge success. If we inadvertently left anyone's name off the list, please contact one of us so that we may personally thank you.

We would like to give a special thank-you to everyone that mailed in donations for Nancy. Space limitations prevent us from listing each and every one of you individually, but know that we all appreciate your generousity. Anyone wishing to contribute can still mail donations to "The Nancy Williams Maloney Fund", C/O Donna Wood, 51 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Thanks for keeping Nancy in your thoughts and prayers. Linda O'Connell, Theresa

(Goode) Botelho,

and Donna (Dutra) Wood co-chairwomen of the Nancy Williams Maloney Fundraiser

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