To the editor,
The Kent Heights Elementary School PTA’s Silent Auction took place on March 8 at B. Pinelli’s on North Broadway in East Providence. The evening was extremely successful with over 130 auction and raffle items that helped raise funds for the school’s library and technology fund. A 50/50 raffle was also held and helped raise over $1,600 for the school. The event was well attended by parents, staff, and the community, including School Committee Chairman, Joel Monteiro, and members Anthony Ferreira and Richard Pimental, as well as City Council members, Tommy Rose and Chrissy Rossi.The PTA would like to thank and commend its generous donors for giving back to their community for a worthy cause, specifically; 1149, 2 Paul’s, 99 Pub & Restaurant, AAA, B. Pinelli’s, Bank Of America, Baxter’s Jewelry, Benevedies Lawn &Landscaping, Big Lots, BJ’s, Boneyard Barbecue Saloon, Boston Duck Tours, Boston House Of Pizza, Boston Red Sox, Botelho Family, Bovi’s Tavern, Bowling Academy, Burkes Auto, Buttonwood Park & Zoo, Capital Grille, Captain Cruise & Crew, Cardi’s Furniture, Carousel of Flowers, Chardonnay’s, Chef Michael, Christopher Moore, Cole Michael’s Salon, Comedy Connection, Conway Tours, Cunha Family, D’Angelo’s, DiParma Italian Restaurant, Donna Ide, Dr. Daft, Dunkin Donuts, Earle Dias Jr., East Providence Car Wash, Eats Restaurant, Edible Arrangements, Elizabeth Grady Salon, Evergreen House Health Center, Fantasyland, Four Town Farms, Geppetto’s Restaurant, Gesualdi’s, Gilmore Flower Shop, Grand Prix, Graphic Ink, Gregg’s Restaurant, Gymboree, Hassell’s Garage, Ray & Lynn Hassell, Healthtrax, Hemingway’s, Home Depot, Jen Cahoon, Jordan’s IMAX Theater, Julie Fox, Kent Height’s Teachers, Kevin Robinson, KP Grille, Ladder 133 Bar & Grille, Larry Kent, Lee’s Chinese Restaurant, Lemon & Oil, Madeira Restaurant, Metacomet Country Club, Miller’s Roast Beef, Milwaukee Tools, Mocha Pet Salon, Monster Golf, Mr. Temple, Mrs. Avila, MRT Jewelers, Newman YMCA, Newport Historical Society, Not Your Average Joe’s, O Dinis, Orange Leaf, Outback Steakhouse, Oxford Tavern, Pampered Chef, Panera Bread, Paul Mitchell, Pawtucket Red Sox, Peter Gesualdi , Peixinho’s Salon, Pizza Amore, Pizzico Restaurant, Planet Fitness, Positive Beginnings, Providence Bruins, Providence Children’s Museum, Providence Performing Arts Center, Quarry Brothers, Ray Andreozzi, Rebello Funeral Home, Renaissance Gymnastics Academy, RiRa, Riviera Restaurant, Rocky Silva, Romani Orthodontist, Ronzoni Pizza, Rose Furniture, Rumford Pet Center, Sandy Rossignol, Sears, Sherwood Ultra Sports, Sky Zone, Stephen Pelletier, Snip It’s, Stop & Shop, Story Land, TD Bank, Tennis of Rhode Island, TK Customs, TGIF, Tony’s Seafood, Tranquil Waters, Trinity Repertory Company, Uncle Tony’s, United Skates of America, Walmart, Whiskey Republic and World Gym.
I’d like to recognize Principal Fatima Avila and our Silent Auction committee members, Kerrie Carlson, Marty Cox, Leslie Cunha, Julie Fox, Barbara Frazier, Michelle Martins-Botelho, Lisa Massa, Dargina Monteiro, Irene Tellier and Ryan Tellier for their hard work and dedication to the success of the fundraiser. The Committee would also like to give special thanks and appreciation to B. Pinelli’s and its staff for assisting the board and contributing to the success of the evening as well as Mr. Larry Kent who donated his photography services to the event.
Next year’s auction is tentatively scheduled for March 7, 2014 and will again be held at B. Pinelli’s. We hope to see you there.
Kent Heights Silent Auction, Chairperson