On November 17th, the Narragansett High School PTO proudly presented their 2nd annual Mariner Marketplace Holiday Shopping Extravaganza, and thanks to the diligent efforts of so many wonderful individuals, we are pleased to announce that it was an amazing success!
We are very appreciative to all those who helped in the planning of layout, signs, tables, and necessities, with special thanks to The NHS Staff, Paul Cannon, Chris Nelson, Brian McNeiece, St. Peter’s Church, and The Lions Club.
First, thank you to our remarkable committee members: Carla Andronowitz, Jill Fallon, Judy Tucker, Kathleen Frankovich, Kim O’Connell, Linda Peterson, Lisa Zuchowski, Diane Keane, Cheryl Butler, CJ Tudino, Annette Rauh, and Lou Whalen. Their steadfast commitment to overseeing dozens and dozens of details allowed for an effortless and truly enjoyable fair for all.
We are most grateful to our very generous sponsors: AAA of Southern New England, Bank Newport, Belmont Market, Block Island Ferry, Cardi's Furniture, Centreville Bank, Dan Carter, Esq., Denali, Durkin Cottage Realty, Education by Entertainment, Flynn Automotive & Tire, Foot Locker, Jordan's Furniture, Just the Basics, Laurel Lane Country Club, Narragansett Accessories, New England Revolution Soccer, Newport Restaurant Group, Olympic Physical Therapy, Inc, Providence Bruins, Quidnessett Country Club, Ryan Center / Boss Arena, South County Adventure Boot Camp for Women, Sylvan Learning Center, Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation, Towne Place Inn by Marriott, Trinity Repertory Company, T's Restaurant, Yankee Travel, Inc.
A special thanks to the following for their generosity: Adventure Land, All That Matters, Amalfi Oceanside, Anytime Fitness, Basket Case, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Benny's, Bertucci's Italian Restaurant, Boston Red Sox, Charlie O’s Tavern, Christmas Tree Shops, Chromatic Cupcakes, Coast Guard House, Coffee Connection, Crazy Burger, Critter Hut, CVS, Dan O’Dowd, DB’s Pizza, DeVozzi Italian Bakery, Dunkin Donuts, East Side Printers, Edible Arrangements, Eleven Forty Nine Restaurant, Entertainment Cinema, Faces by Gia, Fagan-Quinn Funeral Home, Feet First, Fire & Ice Restaurant, Frances Fleet, FroYo Fix, George’s of Galilee, Green Ink, Highland Farm, Island Deli, Java Madness, Johnny's Barkin' Bakery, Kingston Pizza, Lakeside Trading, Lazer Gate, Leo’s Pizza, Mystic Seaport, Narragansett Olive Oil Co, Natural Fitness, New England Pest Control, Newport Preservation Society, Ocean State Theatre Company, Pawtucket Red Sox, PD’s Pizza, PJs Pub, Red Box, Rhode Island Bay Cruises, Riptide's at The Grinnell Inn, Robert Anthony Salon, Roch’s Fresh Food, Shogun Seafood Steak & Sushi, Sleepy's, Spa Mosiac, Spain Restaurant of Narragansett Staples, Steamship Authority, Stop & Shop, Subway (north end), Sweet Cakes Bakery & Café, TLC Coffee Roasters, Trattoria Romana: South, Wakefield Books, The Washington Trust Co, Water Wizz, West Bay Gourmet, Yes! Gallery/JWGraham, and Zero Wampum.
Thank you to the Narragansett High School, NHS Family and Consumer Science Basic Foods Class, and our outstanding Narragansett School Facilities & Maintenance Department in addition to the many parent and student volunteers who helped to make this an amazing event.
Many parents helped keep things running before, during, and after the event—we send our appreciation to Jen Lubic, Anne Ragozzino, Annette DeSilva, Annette Ray, Donna Weckman, Drew Keane, Jamie Benz, Jim Dyer, John Peterson, Ken Andronwitz, Kim Whitaker, Lauren Dyer, Laurie McConnell, Pam Page, Paul Zuchowski, Sally Pratt, Sherri Flynn, Tom O’Connell, Rene VanCoughen, Elaine D’Antuono and Veronica Berounsky.
And a very big shout of thanks to the students who volunteered to make the market place a huge success. They were particularly helpful to the 60 Plus vendors who were there. We thank Erica Andronowitz, Leah and Rachel Benz, Tia Browning, Andrea, Casey Butler, Marina Carosella, Matt Carter, Jake Castillo, Lyndsey Coupland, Micahel Cournoyer, Hanna Desforges, Sophia Duarte, Jennie Dyer, Caitlin Fallon, Erin Foeri, Kyle Frankovich, Daniel Gauthier, Kristin Gershkoff, Jamie Gillis, Greg Hamilton, Mabel Hodnett, Matt Hultquist, Danny Keane, Gennifer Keller, Emily Kelly, Ben Lee, Briana Lenihan, Taylor Lessman, Becky and Sarah Lubic, Stephanie Marsh, Jenna Matuszek, Hannah Maymon, Aiden and Corbin Maynard, Colin McCadden, Brook McGreen, Sara Mergner, Celia Nelson, Ceili, Shannon, and Maggie O’Connell, MacKenzie Page, Bridget Peterson, Sidney Pimental, Anna Pratt, Briana Provost, Hannah Ragozzino, Sara Ryan, Maggie Salamone, Nick Seaback, Alicia Simeone, Nick St. Laurent, Christiana Tucker, Ryan Tudino, Sydney Varsen, Austin Wendell, Xia Whitaker, and Jacob and Zach Zuchowski.
Most importantly, we are sincerely appreciative to all of you who came out to do some holiday shopping from our wide variety of local artisans and vendors while enjoying some tasty treats from our neighborhood restaurants and hopefully getting the opportunity to visit with friends and acquaintances here in the community.
The proceeds from this fair will go a long way towards enriching the educational experience at NHS, so again we THANK YOU one and all who participated in any way, shape or form, to make the Mariner Marketplace such a huge success! Happy Holidays and see you all at next year’s fair in 2013!
The Mariner Marketplace 2012 Committee