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Join us for our 20th Annual
Mardi Gras, February 22, 2014

Mardi Gras 2014 was a great success --
thanks to all who came and joined in on the fun!

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NRICA Presents Awards at Annual Meeting


The Northern R. I. Council of the Arts met recently for their annual board of directors meeting at the Coachmens Restaurant in Bellingham and honored two recipients whose art-related activities and interest have improved the community. 

  

Ray Nolan, Vice-President of the Board noted at this meeting that the recipient of this year’s Cesare Ferrari Scholarship Fund was Jacob Cippo, a Woonsocket High School graduate who will follow a music career which was Cesare’s wish.   Nolan also announced the annual arts festival usually held in Cumberland will be re-locating in 2014 and various schools in the area will be participating in the arts awards.

Mr. and Mrs. David Soucy Receive Award from Ray Nolan (NRICA Board Vice-President)

Ray Nolan, Vice-President, Board of Directors, NRICA, presenting award to Dave Soucy and wife, Charlene

Dave Soucy, President, accepted an award to The Soucy Insurance Agency in deep appreciation of its continuing generosity and support to the many endeavors of NRICA.

Sharon Charette Receives Award from Ray Nolan
Ray Nolan, Vice-President, Board Directors,NRICA presenting award to Sharon Charette
Sharon Charette, a member of the organization was recognized for the many years she has served on numerous committees for the French Heritage Festival & Soirée, Mardi Gras and maintains their web-site NRICA.ORG.  Sharon is also an avid supporter of the arts working as a volunteer with Theatre Works in many areas including costuming. 

Ray Nolan and Wilfrid Godin Receive Donation from Paul Plante
Ray Nolan and Wilfrid Godin Receive Donation from Paul Plante
A recent pasta dinner fundraiser hosted by Catholic Financial Life, District 1, Rhode Island and So. Central MA and co-sponsored by NRICA resulted in a $500 donation in a match fund that would help defray the cost of the annual Mardi Gras celebration coming up in 2014.  Paul Plante, President of District 1 made the presentation to Wilfrid Godin, Treasurer, NRICA.

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The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts

Congratulates

Joan R. Gahan

for being chosen by the Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre

for this year's

Francis L. Lanctot Recognition Award
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NRICA Mardi Gras Queen and Princesses in the Autumnfest Parade
Mardi Gras Queen Sandy Paul Mardi Gras Princesses Kayla Guilbault and Jo-Ann Maurice
Mardi Gras Queen Sandy Paul
Mardi Gras Princesses Kayla Guilbault and Jo-Ann Maurice
Irene Blais and Ray Nolan
Honorary Marshall Irene Blaise Rides in the Parade with Ray Nolan (Vice President of NRICA Board)