HOPKINTON - There will be some fun and unique events happening in town this year as the summer turns to fall. The town council approved three special event permits for up-coming charitable events at the town council meeting Monday night, August 1.
The first of the three events will be the third annual Foster Parrots, LTD. and The New England Wildlife Sanctuary Gala Fundraiser Event. It will take place on August 27, from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. at 87 Woodville Alton Road, Hope Valley. This event will include a tour of the bird sanctuary, musical performance by Adam Ezra Group, a raffle, a vegetarian buffet and an open bar.
“We have places for abandoned dogs and cats, so it’s great to have a sanctuary for birds,” said Town Council President Sylvia Thompson. “This is a very unique event and it just so happens to be in our town.”
For more information on this event visit www.fosterparrots.com.
The next permitted event is a Flag Football Game Fundraiser held by the Hopkinton Police Dept. According to Thompson, this is the first year that the police dept. will hold a flag football game, it has held charity baseball games in the past. The game will be held on Saturday, September 10, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Crandall field, located on Route 3 in Ashaway.
Lastly, The Chariho Rotary Club was permitted to host it’s Swamp Yankee Days event on September 24 and 25, at 10 a.m. at Crandall Field. The town council also granted a Class F liquor license to to the club for this event.
“It’s one of our largest fundraisers and it helps bring the community together,” said Gil Barnes, Chariho Rotary Club president.
This two-day long festival will feature local crafters, vendors and community organizations. It will include small events ranging from corn meal grinding to a “South County Karaoke Idol” competition.
“All of these events are both wonderful and unique,” said Thompson.
For more information, pick up a copy of The Chariho Times.