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Dive club staging comedy fundraiser Saturday night

September 26, 2013

BLACKSTONE – The Diverdors dive club, a small informal group of men and
women who share a common interest in the sport of scuba diving, is looking for help.

Since its inception in 1961, the non-profit club has promoted and
encouraged interest in underwater diving sports. All club members are
nationally certified scuba divers, from Open Water to Divemaster. The Dive Club has always been available to proffers services, knowledge and general assistance to and with local civic and municipal organizations engaged in aquatic safety, rescue and recovery operations.

“The Diverdors dive club is a small informal group of men and women that share a common interest in the sport of scuba diving,” says club member Richard Savaria. “Our member's interests are numerous and varied. From lobster hunting and spear-fishing, to deep wreck-diving, bottle hunting and underwater photography, we have members that dive daily as well as members that dive a few times a year. Our numbers include instructors and newly certified divers.”

The club also owns a 5000 psi breathable air compressor located at the
Blackstone Fire Department that provides breathable air supporting
firefighting, rescue and dive operations to the Blackstone Fire Department and area public safety organizations. The compressor is owned by the Diverdors and routine maintenance is expensive.

As a result, Diverdors have scheduled a fundraiser on Sept. 28 to finance the compressor's required maintenance.

“The success of this fundraiser is desperately needed to maintain the
compressor,” said Savaria.

The fundraiser will include a three-hour performance by Bucky Lewis, known as “The David Letterman of New Hampshire.”

An accomplished classical guitarist and banjo player, he is endowed with a vocal range spanning two and a half octaves. A New Hampshire native, Lewis' comedic characters and musical background are deeply rooted in the North Country. His caricatures often wear rubber boots, flannel jackets and day-glo orange caps with the folded ear flaps down.

Lewis will perform at 8 p.m. at the Smithfield Elks Hall on Route 104 in Smithfield. This limited engagement of 300 only is rapidly selling out.

More than half the $15 tickets have been sold. Table reservations of 8 are encouraged. Tickets and reservations are available by contacting Savaria at (401) 527-8959 or by email at rtsavaria@cox.net.

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