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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 04-01-2021

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6 WOONSOCKET APRIL 1-7, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION WOONSOCKET – New Englanders Helping Our Veterans, a Burrillville-based organization that connects veterans with services, will host a professional clothing raffle and fundraising event this Saturday, April 3, at 10 a.m. The event will take place on the grounds of the Veterans Memorial Museum, 78 Earl St., Woonsocket. Jim Collins, president of NEHOV, said the event will be open to all, but vet- erans are encouraged to attend. "Basically it's going to be a $20 donation, you're going to get a ham- burger, a bag of chips, a soda and a raffle ticket," he said. The event came about after Marc Allen Fine Clothiers donated their luxury clothing stock to local nonprof- it organizations after shutting down its Newport location last year. NEHOV received close to 150 professional shirts and sweaters that Collins plans to raffle off to help raise money for the organization. Home Depot and Lowe's, he said, also donated $1,500 worth of tools, grills and other prizes they plan to raffle off at Saturday's event. "It's almost guaranteed they're going to get themselves at least a $150 shirt," he said. In addition to the raffles, the event will include employment booths and other services from Operation Stand Down and Veterans Inc. "Every nickel goes back to our vets that fall between the cracks," he said. The museum will be open for tours, and Collins said he looks forward to introducing it to veterans from other parts of the state. "We've got guys down in URI and North Kingstown, they've never heard of this place," he said. The event will take place in the Veterans Memorial Museum park- ing lot, weather permitting. Parking is available at the Woonsocket Senior Center next door. Veterans museum to host professional clothing raffle By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Deputy Editor BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM GLENN DUSABLON, founder of the Veterans Memorial Museum, and JIM COLLINS, president of New Englanders Helping Our Veterans, stand in the museum at 78 Earle St. The organizations will host a veterans' clothing raffle event this Saturday. Shop Competitive Shop Local • Shop Smart Congratulations to all rhode island all state & Mass. distriCt students! Especially those below whom study at Rick's Musical Instruments: Especially those below whom study at Rick's Musical Instruments: Senior Trumpet Instructor Dave Bergeron Nicholas Soares #1 Jasmin Dowling #5 Andrew Orlando #16 Junior Trumpet Instructor Dave Bergeron Joey Lezon #13 Senior Flute Instructor Pamela Ryan-Landry John Patita #7 Meghan Stevens #10 Abby Sevegny #15 Junior Flute Instructor Pamela Ryan-Landry Teaghan Derfler-Murphy Senior Saxophone Instructor James Mullen Aedan Derfler-Murphy - Alto Saxophone Junior Percussion: Instructor Rob Martin Ty Messier #4 Junior Clarinet Instructor Katelain Tavares Lorelei Archambault #15 Glow Oil heat your home for less 401-475-9955 Check Our Website for Today's Low Heating Oil Price Peter J. HoPkins ~ Attorney At LAw ~ DUI/RefUsal • CRImInal Defense TRaffIC VIolaTIons • JUVenIle CRImes PeRsonal InJURy • PRobaTe • DIVoRCe Admitted to the Practice of Law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Retired Police Prosecution Officer CALL 401-356-1043 191 Social St., Suite 280, Woonsocket, RI Rhode Island does not have a procedure for certificate or recognition of specialization by lawyers.

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