Autumnfest Elects Executive Committee


Woonsocket, RI – The Autumnfest Steering Committee held their annual Reorganizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  As part of the meeting, the Autumnfest Steering Committee elected Stephanie Santoro to be this year’s Autumnfest General Chairperson.  Steve Laramee and Adam Brunetti have been elected Co-Vice Chairpersons, Julie Larivee was elected as Treasurer and Lee Forcier was elected as Secretary.


 “I am humbled to be chosen to lead this festival and this fantastic team,” said Santoro.  She also says, “The individuals on this committee are caring, dedicated, and most importantly so amazingly generous with their time and efforts that it makes this job just a title.  They really do all of the work.  I am honored to be asked to do what all of the great Chairpersons before me have done and I hope I can contribute the same.  As we enter the 46th year, The Autumnfest Committee wants to bring you the best possible festival on Columbus Day Weekend.”


Stephanie Santoro has served on the Autumnfest Steering Committee for the last 10 years.  For the last 3 years she has been Co-Vice Chairperson.  Stephanie is Manager, Specialty Products and Services with Blue Cross / Blue Shield of RI.


Steve Laramee begins his 6th year with Autumnfest.  He will be Co-Vice Chairperson & Entertainment Coordinator.  This is his 2ndyear as Co-Vice Chairperson.  Steve is the Director of Facilities at UniBank for Savings.


Adam Brunetti begins his 5th year with Autumnfest.  This will be his 1st year as Co-Vice Chairperson.  For the past 3 years he has been the Autumnfest Secretary.  He is also the Autumnfest Website Coordinator.  Adam is a Production Manager with Advanced Production & Design.


Julie Larivee begins her 3rd year with Autumnfest and her 1st as Treasurer.  The last two years she was the Food Row Coordinator.  She is employed with Coastal 1 Credit Union.


Lee Forcier begins her 3rd year with Autumnfest and her 1st as Secretary.  The last 2 years she has been the Volunteer Coordinator.  She is a Master Stylist with Secret Beauty Spa.