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For Immediate Release                                                            Press Contact: Anne Conway, (401) 769-9675 x1


Museum of Work & Culture Announces Raffle Winners


(WOONSOCKET, R.I.) – On March 25, 2018, the Museum of Work & Culture held its annual Salute to Spring event and celebrated the end of its Annual Appeal, the proceeds of which support the MoWC’s educational and public programs.


The raffle’s grand prize was a trip for two to Québec City, which was awarded to Mrs. Jacqueline Auclair of Woonsocket.


In addition, a total of 35 gift certificates were awarded. The lucky winners were: Marcel Bacon, Alice Belisle, K. Benjamin, Carol Bowen, Carol Brunelle, Walter Chomka, Ronald Choiniere, Muriel Clem, Prudence Cook, Patricia Corriveau, Frances Delasanta, LuAnne DePetrillo, Robert Desjardin, Patricia Dubois, Sue Duhamel, Ronald Elias, Richard Forte, George Gautreau, Rene Hamel, Brother Louis Laperle, Jeanne Larder, Gary Lapierre, Dave Leboeuf, Denise Mayer, Irene Mayer, North Smithfield Fire/Rescue Service, John Orlando, Gerald Paulhus, Kenneth Peloquin, Vivian Quinn, Beverly Russell, and Claudette Theodoroff.


Restaurants and organizations that contributed gift certificates for the raffle include the following: Al’s Place, Beef Barn, Bella, Blackstone Valley Tourism, Capital Grille, Cinema World, Honey Shop, Kay’s, Olly’s Pizzeria, Pawtucket Red Sox, Pine Swamp Place, the RIHS, River Falls, the RISD Museum, Savini’s Pomodoro, Stadium Theatre, The Tole Booth, Timeless Antiques, Village Haven, Vose True Value, and Ye Old English Fish & Chips.


The MoWC’s Second Annual Poutine Competition also took place on March 25. Participating restaurants included Adeline’s Speakeasy Kitchen & Bar, The Barn Food & Spirits, Ciro’s Tavern, Friskie Fries, and Savini’s Pomodoro. Congratulations to Best Poutine Champion Friskie Fries and Fan Favorite Adeline’s Speakeasy Kitchen & Bar.


The MoWC wishes to thank the following sponsors of the event: Délégation of Québec in Boston, the Consul General of Canada, Soucy Insurance Agency, Fournier & Fournier Funeral Home, Conway Tours, Bourget & Associates, Villa at Saint Antoine, Councilman & Mrs. Daniel Gendron, Lepine Financial Advisors and Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery; along with Woonsocket Rotary Club, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, and AAA Northeast; and DpArchitect, Esten & Richard Insurance, Mrs. Trudy Lamoureux, Nation Wide Construction, Wealth Management Resources, The Valley Breeze, and Li’l General Convenience Store.

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About the Museum of Work & Culture

The interactive and educational Museum of Work & Culture shares the stories of the men, women, and children who came to find a better life in Rhode Island’s mill towns in the late 19th- and 20th centuries. It recently received a Rhode Island Monthly Best of Rhode Island Award for its SensAbilities Saturdays all-ability program.


About the Rhode Island Historical Society

Founded in 1822, the RIHS, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the fourth-oldest historical society in the United States and is Rhode Island’s largest and oldest historical organization. In Providence, the RIHS owns and operates the John Brown House Museum, a designated National Historic Landmark, built in 1788; the Aldrich House, built in 1822 and used for administration and public programs; and the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center, where archival, book and image collections are housed. In Woonsocket, the RIHS manages the Museum of Work and Culture, a community museum examining the industrial history of northern Rhode Island and of the workers and settlers, especially French-Canadians, who made it one of the state’s most distinctive areas.