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Mardi Gras fundraiser/dinner Oct. 24

October 14, 2012

WOONSOCKET — The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is hosting a Pasta Dinner in conjunction with Catholic Financial Life, District 1 (Rhode Island and South Central Mass.) on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Italian Workingmen's Club, 947 Diamond Hill Road, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The dinner will be prepared by local chef Gary McLaughlin and will feature all-you-can-eat pasta, meatballs, salad, bread and more. Tickets are $8 for adults age 10 and older; $4 for children age 9 and under; and free for children age 2 and under.
Tickets are available from any council member or by calling Romeo Berthiaume at (401) 651-4739, Paul Plante at (401) 769-3141 or Marlene Gagnon at (401) 658-0716.
All proceeds will go to help defray expenses for the upcoming Mardi Gras celebration, which is one of the major events sponsored by NRICA. The 2013 Mardi Gras, a highlight of the winter season in Woonsocket, is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2. Details will soon follow.
Calling all Queen wannabes!
The Northern Rhode Island Council of the Arts is in search of the Mardi Gras Queen who will reign over the Mardi Gras Ball on Feb. 2.
The contest is open to all females 18 or older and the title of queen will go to the contestant who sells the most raffle tickets for a collection of prizes to be announced closer to the date. Proceeds of the ticket sales help offset the cost of the Mardi Gras celebration.
The 2013 celebration will be held at two sites: The Elks Hall and St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center, Woonsocket.
Informational packets have been prepared and you can call 2012 Mardi Gras Queen Jackie Boudreau at 769-1099 or email her at

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