2008-11-26 / Letters to the Editor

Fundraiser a success due to many

We would like to thank everyone who attended the Charlie Shaffer Fundraiser on Sept. 20, along with those who helped to make this day a great success.

Special thanks to all of you who helped before, during and after the fundraiser - Laurie Dutra, Dave Viau, Martina Baugh, Molly Sylvia, Richard and Tucker Sylvia, Sonya and Eric Bieler, Christine and John Bernardo, Val Kelley, Karen Benson, Rebecca Barcus, Alexis Richardson, Norma Smith Ibarlucea, Patti and Sam Campo, Theresa Botelho, Marcia Glassie, Buck, Brenna, Ben and Chelsy, the Jamestown Press and the PAC. Thanks to Baker's Pharmacy, Conanicut Marine Ship's Store, the Narragansett Café and Bank of America for selling tickets prior to the event. Without all your help we couldn't have succeeded in making this a flawless night.

We greatly appreciate the many items that were donated to our raffle/silent auction tables from: Ace's Pizza, Art's Auto Body, Atlantic Lawn and Garden, Tim Baker and Baker's Pharmacy, Martina and Sam Baugh, Ben Thomas Gallery, John and Christine Bernardo, Eric Bieler, Kathy Brownell, Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Gail Chase, Chopmist Charlie's, Christina's Originals, Rob and Guido at Civil, Clancy Glass Blowers, Conanicut Marine Services, Inc., Coventry Lumber, Gayle Davis, Sheri Deacon and Conanicut Cleaning, Ann Dutra, Brian and Maryellen Dutra, Danielle Dutra, Laurie Dutra, Jessie Dutra and Dutra Designs, Flint Video, Fred's House of Pizza, Peter Gadoury, Don Glassie and Avalon Hotel, John Godena, Fran Goode, Kathy Goode, Fran Gorman, Grapes and Gourmet, Jason and Bill Hamel and Hamel Graphics, Mary Height and American Beauty, Victoria Hellewell, Norma Smith Ibarlucea, Island Rubbish, Island Sports, Jamestown Boat Yard, Jamestown Designs, Jamestown Distributors, Jamestown Fitness, Jamestown Golf Course, Jamestown Hardware, Jamestown Lawn Care and Landscaping, Jamestown Liquors, Jamestown/ Newport Ferry, Jitter's Café, Bill and Jake at the Kayak Centre of Wickford, Mona Kelly, Val Kelley, Ken's Barber Shop, Normand LeClair, Robin Lee, William Leonard, Tom Linn and St. Mark's Women's Club, Pat and Sue Lyons, Pede Manchester and Marion Pierce, Liz McLaughlin, McQuade's Market, Morneau and Murphy, Pio Moretti, Lori Norris, Linda and Tim O'Connell, Ocean Essence Spa, Purple Door, Quaker Lane Tools, Dorothy Raynes, Restorations, Etc. and the Berry's, Nick Robertson and North Meadow Farm, Sea View Station, Secret Garden, Gail Sheahan, Kerry Sheehan and Rum Runner, Kevin at Ski Market Underground, SMS Oil Burner Service, Inc., Spinnaker's, Trattoria Simpatico, Robin Sweet, Molly Sylvia, Richard Sylvia, Theatre Family Restaurant, The Chemical Company, Onne and Tenley van der Wal, Village Inn, Mel and Barbara Whitaker, Wickford Lumber, Katie at West Bay YMCA, and Zeek's Creek.

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. Space limitations prevent us from listing each and every one of you individually, but know that we all appreciate your generosity. Anyone wishing to contribute can still mail donations to "The Charlie Shaffer Fund", C/O Donna Wood, 51 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI 02835.

Donna Wood Joan Shaffer


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