Thanks to everyone involved with derby
Along with Susan Piccerelli, Karen Potter and Suzanne Savage, we would like to thank Lawn Avenue School eighth-graders, teachers, parents and supporters who worked hard at this year’s Duck Derby to successfully raise money toward the eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C.
3, 2, 1 – release the ducks! Everyone held their breath as all 2,000 ducks were poured perfectly out of the boat into Narragansett Bay. Not a single duck tried to stray this year as they raced toward shore, thanks to the Conanicut Marine crew, Prescott and Stephen Froberg, boat helpers Joseph Froberg and Matthew Hartley, and shore helpers Travis Hartley and Jack Murphy.
Also, many organizations made generous donations to the effort: Ace’s Pizza, Baker’s Pharmacy, Chopmist Charlie’s, Conanicut Marine Services, Dave’s Marketplace of Wickford, East Ferry Deli, House of Pizza, Jamestown Early Learning Center, Jamestown Education Foundation, Jamestown PTO, Jamestown Wine & Spirits, McQuade’s, Matunuck Oyster Bar, Slice of Heaven, Spinnakers and Taylor Rental Center of North Kingstown.
A special thank you for all of its hard work to the Jamestown Parks & Recreation Department, especially Molly Conlon, Jill Goldstein, Billy Piva, Ronny Parfait and Brian Dutra; Elizabeth Congdon for her beautiful first-prize painting; St. Mark Church for donating the cotton candy machine, and Becky and Katie Westall for showing us how to use it and getting covered in doing so; George from Cardi Construction for making sure the construction area was cleaned up and safe; the Jamestown Police Department for keeping everyone safe that day; and the Jamestown School Department, especially Isabel Jepson, Will Kitts and Maggi Moretti.
The biggest thank you goes to Nicholas Alfred, a math teacher at Lawn Avenue School, for organizing and attending this year’s eighth-grade trip. He has tirelessly put many hours into coordinating and arranging this amazing and educational trip for our eighth- graders. Now have fun!