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Mardi Gras Queen's Coronation

Sunday, February 4th, 2024
5 pm

Italian Workingmen's Club
Woonsocket, RI



Mardi Gras 2024

Saturday, February 10, 2024
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center
84 Cumberland Street, Woonsocket, RI

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Tammy Irwin Receives NRICA Award

Tammy Irwin (right), receiving the award from Sharon Charette, NRICA Chair


The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts (NRICA) presented Tammy Irwin with its Annual Appreciation Award at its recent annual dinner meeting held at St. Ann Arts and Cultural Center.

The award recognizes a person or organization whose arts-related activities and interests have improved the community. Tammy Irwin, owner of Timeless Antiques on Main Street, has assisted the organization for a long time, serving as a ticket outlet and helping the NRICA with publicity for events.

Ms. Irwin has been a part of the NRICA since 2017, in her first year, reigning as a Mardi Gras Princess in NRICA’s royal court and continuing that reign the following year. Using her well-earned experience as a queen contestant, she became an NRICA member and began taking the lead and co-chairing the Queen’s Coronation Committee ever since then.

Ms. Irwin has been designing and donating beautiful gift baskets for raffles at NRICA’s events. She has also used her design talents to help beautify the group’s floats and cars for the Autumnfest Parades.

Since 2021, she has been Secretary of the organization. Ms. Irwin is also a member of many local organizations that help promote the city of Woonsocket.

She was presented this award in recognition of her contributions that help the Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts accomplish its mission.

During the meeting, the group also discussed plans for the 29th Mardi Gras that will be held at St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center on Feb. 10, 2024. The Mardi Gras Queen’s Contest is underway, and the Mardi Gras Queen of 2024 will be crowned on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024, at the Italian Workingmen’s Club.