2013-05-09 / Letters to the Editor

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!

Kristen Hartley
Ship Street

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