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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-13-2019

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32 WOONSOCKET / NO. SMITHFIELD JUNE 13-19, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | NO. SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET he said. Teachers at the May 24 event also pointed out the importance of educat- ing students in civics during the digi- tal age, when information, and misin- formation, about their government is available at their fingertips. "They're online more, they have more access and exposure to this stuff," said Toni-Marie Campopiano, a 7th-grade teacher. "I think they need to understand what's available to them." Thankfully for Woonsocket stu- dents, civics education isn't going anywhere. Next year, the district plans to implement Generation Citizen at the high school level to continue educating students as they approach graduation and voting age. The reaction from students, if Candelario offers any indication, has been positive. "I'm very happy about this," he said, adding he hopes to continue to stay involved in the civic process in the years ahead. ISABELLA DEALENCAR, GABRIEL FOWLER, JAYDA TERRERO, GENESIS MARTINEZ and CRYSTAL RODRIGUEZ, all 8th-grade students at Hamlet Middle School, chose advocating for alcohol abuse education for their civics project. ANTHONY CANDELARIO, an 8th- grade student at Hamlet Middle School, holds up a citation from Gov. Gina Raimondo for his participation in Generation Citizen. CIVICS From Page 24 Bingo Night will be held Monday WOONSOCKET – St. Agatha and Precious Blood Religious Education and Youth Ministry will hold a Bingo Night fundraiser on Monday, June 17. The doors and kitchen open at 5 p.m. Games will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at St. Agatha Church Rectory, 34 Joffre Ave., as well as at the door. The cost is $10 and includes bingo cards. Additional cards will be available for purchase. The event will also include door prizes and split-the-pot. Proceeds will benefit youth attend- ing the Steubenville East Conference on July 12-14. St. Joseph Seniors will meet June 25 WOONSOCKET – St. Joseph Senior Group will meet Tuesday, June 25, at noon in St. Joseph hall, 1200 Mendon Road. A meal of lasa- gna will be served. Scheduled trips include: • A trip to Turning Stone from Nov. 12-14 and a trip to Atlantic City with a Rockette's Show on Dec. 1-3. Call Sue Grenier at 401-766-4647 or Linda Deguire at 401-766-5879. • A trip to Foxwoods and Captain Jack's for a lobster bake is set for Friday, Aug. 9. The cost is $82 per person and is due by July 9. Door prize winners at the May 28 meeting were Irene Frigon, Liz Cole, Aline Durand, Donna Bourgeois and Blanche Roy. Raffle ticket winners were Andy Baillargeon, Connie Gentile, Gert Trottier, Gerry Robidoux, and Bob Laplante. Meadows Association lists events NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Meadows Association will visit the Chinese Buffet on Tuesday, June 18. The monthly Monday Bingo will be held on Monday, June 24. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games begin at noon. The event features new pricing and new games, including a build-up. The cost is $15 for everything needed to play and extra specials will be sold. Snacks can be purchased and cof- fee is free. Call Connie for a reser- vation at 401-597-0417. There will be no Monday Bingo for July and August. It will resume on Sept. 30. Bingo is also held every Thursday night. Doors open at 5 p.m. and games begin at 6 p.m. The next association meeting will be Monday, July 1. The association is introducing a 15-week fundraiser. The cost to join is $15 and weekly drawings of $25 will begin at the Thursday, Sept. 5 bingo event and continue each Thursday with grand prizes of $250, $175, and $100 being award- ed at the Christmas party on Dec. 18. Participants do not need to be present and if you win, your ticket goes back into the bin for future drawings. Tickets will be sold at the Thursday bingo event on June 13, or contact Elaine at 401-597-0341 for tickets. Celebrating June birthdays are Lucille Lavoie, Armand Fournier, Pauline Fluette, Jeanne Barry, Kate Laflamme and Joe DiChristofaro.

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