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‘It’s time everyone has some fun for once’

August 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Seventy-five-year-old Beverly Alward holds her arms outstretched and spins her great-granddaughter beneath the flashing neon lights of the Stadium Theatre marquee.

Swaying to the hypnotic hip-hop blaring from the stage near the towering replica of Paris’ Arc de Triomphe, it’s not the kind of music she normally listens to, but she’s having a great time, nevertheless.

Party on, Woonsocket! Thousands celebrate city's 125th anniversary

August 29, 2013

WOONSOCKET – The asphalt throbbed to the pulse of amplified music, and the aroma of chicken teriyaki and roast beef wafted through the air as Jackie Archambault maneuvered her motorized scooter through the crowd, noshing on a bag of popcorn.

“I’m having a good time,” said Archambault. “They should’ve done more of this stuff when we were younger.”

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