2012-06-07 / Letters to the Editor

Thanks to everyone who helped with 5K

We would like to extend our heartfelt “thank you” for making our first annual Payton’s Pace 5K successful. It was a beautiful day. We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support for the first race in memory of Payton to benefit the Payton Elizabeth Watson Memorial Foundation.

We thank our families for all their help and support. Billy, Junior, Mike, Steve, Jen, Robert, Rachel, Paul, Jeff, Theresa, John, Carl, Gage, Cathy, Timmy, Maureen, Gwen, Stephanie, Ellen, Bill, Annie and Grandma Fran.

We cannot express our gratitude enough to our sponsors: Dr. Timothy Goode for being our presenting sponsor, Marc and Claire Perlman and Ocean State Job Lot, Southwest Airlines, Kingstown Pizza, USI, Jamestown Tavern, Toppa Paper, Dave’s Marketplace, Atlantic Trophy, Atlantic Disc Jockey, Kettlebottom Productions, Smile Designers, Sign-ARama, Newport Tent Company, Newport Propane, Jim Mastors, Joe Servant, Spring Pottery, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, H V Holland, The Tomorrow Fund, Wickford Mini Mart, Cumberland Farms, Crystal Spring, Barbara and Jan Whitford, Dana Siles Photography, and The Landing.

Also, Aquidneck Lobster, Jamestown Oyster Bar, The Purple Door, Trattoria Simpatico, Lullabelle’s, Jamestown Designs, Atlantic Lawn & Garden, Valley Country Club, Jamestown Golf Course, Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Kerry Sheehan, Slice of Heaven, Fast-teks, Cardi’s Furniture, Mc- Quade’s Marketplace, Fagan- Quinn Funeral Home, RIREBA, Jamestown Boatyard, R.I. State Police Officers Association, Ray and Cindy Smith, Julie Kmeciak, Dee D’Atra, The Repoli/Piacetelli Family, Bill Sullivan, the Purple Door, NACE, Jamestown Press, Be the Match, LLS Team in Training, West Bay YMCA, Paul Bailey’s, RITBA, Ferocious Eyes, and Max and Bear Ice Cream.

Also, BankNewport, DiMare Restaurant, Playful Expressions, Smith Optics, O Plus Race Management, Jumpin Jupiter, The Portsmouth Shoppe, Grapes & Gourmet, Ocean Essence Spa, Bonnet Liquors, Green Ink, Panera Bread, Flowers by Bert & Peg, the Hanley, McDonald, Viera, Walsh, Charron, Henson, DeSimone, Callahan, Berson, Evangelista, Fratus, Clifford, Scanlon, Brown and Palm families, the Cordeiro family, Tom and Anne Tighe, the Tighe family, Pam Flowers, Michele Casey, Susan Baccari, Cindy Costa, Kathy Little, Donna Diorio, Jacob and Andrew Pressley, Betty Larmie, David and Jane Bentley, Tom Deneault, Tracy Angell, Karen Montoya, Jane and Bob Viera, Kathy Orsi, Mickey Pazienza, Lauri Theroux, Nancy Desjarlais, Theresa and Bob D’Orsi, Rob & Maureen Dunn Packer, Phyllis Harrington, Dave Layman, Jim Pemantell, Mrs. Klose, and and WMS Leadership.

Also, Mary Lovegreen, Vicki Schmidt, Eileen Texiera, Gary Viera, Harry Harpool, Jackie, Lauren and Daniel Levesque, Anna, Devon, Mariah, Anna, Brooke, Beth, Shane, Erin, Kate, Bobby and Emily, Maureen Boudreau, Terry McElroy, The DeRuosi Family, Bill Hertel, and Payton’s Pace committee: Connie Viera, Cathy McDonald, Colleen Hanley, Fred Presley, Cathy Goode, and Frankie Watson.

A special thanks to all of Payton and Frankie’s friends who came to help and all those who may have sent a donation.

We would also like to thank Fire Chief Jim Bryer and the Jamestown Fire Department, Lt. Angela Denault and the Jamestown Police Department, Bill Piva and the Jamestown Recreation Department, the town of Jamestown, and Mike Gray and Narragansett Dockworks for getting the pavilion ready.

We apologize if we inadvertently left you off this list.

Lastly, we thank Payton, for giving us the pleasure and honor of being your parents and sister. We proudly wear your sun. You inspire us everyday and continue and will always be our superhero.

Frank, Liz and Frankie Watson Shady Cove Road North Kingstown

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