WOONSOCKET – The 2021 Fall Festival Steering Committee invites the community to the 43rd Fall Festival Kickoff Event to kick off the start of its celebration, including honoring this year’s Grand Marshal Jennifer Jolicoeur, pictured. The event will take place on Thursday, September 23 at Savini’s Pomodoro, 476 Rathbun Street, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jolicoeur was chosen to be the Grand Marshal of 2020, but due to the cancellation of the Fall Festival last year, the committee made the decision to celebrate her contributions to the community in 2021. Jolicouer is the president of ‘Athena’s Home Novelties which has just purchased a new head office at Highland Park in Woonsocket. She led a successful attempt called “Athena’s Cup” to bring a Guinness World Record to the city with the world’s largest chain of bras and in doing so raised awareness about breast cancer. Jolicoeur has been active in the community for many years with her support of organizations such as Sojourner House, CCF, March of Dimes, Woonsocket Adopt-a-Family, Hearts with Hope, Gloria Gemma, Relay for Life, Milk Fund, and many others. .
A limited number of tickets are available for the Autumnfest launch event. Tickets cost $ 35 per person, $ 60 per couple, or a table of eight for $ 300. Sponsors tables are also available for $ 500, which includes an eight-person VIP table, sponsor name at the entrance, sponsor name during the ceremony, sponsor name on the website page, a complimentary bottle of champagne and a professional photo with our 2021 Grand Marshal. Light dinner options and a cash bar will be available.
The event will include a program of lectures followed by music and dance with Buddy D DJ. For more information, contact Special Events Coordinator Donna Coderre at 401-374-1455 or [email protected] Visit www.autumnfest.org/2021-kick-off-party to buy tickets.