Senior Parade, pictures wanted: Five things to know in No. Smithfield this week

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Parade pics

North Smithfield’s annual Memorial Day Parade was cancelled on Monday, May 31, but a ceremony remembering the fallen will still take place at Memorial Town Hall at 1 Main St. starting at 11 a.m.

Speaking of the parade, the town Arts Committee is gathering photos from past events for a fun project. Those willing to share their photos are asked email parade pictures to nsartcommittee@gmail.com.

And for those nostalgic for the event, which was also cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic, director Christian de Rezendes has shared a montage of parades captured between 1937 and 2015 from his docu-series Slatersville, which can be viewed here.

Open House

The North Smithfield Heritage Committee will host their Open House for Heritage Hall and Memorial Town Hall this week, with a two day event allowing locals to tour the facilities. The event will take place on Friday, June 4 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will also include the unveiling of new merchandise for purchase.

Read more about the event here.

Senior Parade

The North Smithfield High School Class of 2021 will hold a parade through town on Saturday, June 5 starting at 9:45 a.m., in keeping with a tradition started due to pandemic-related restrictions last year.

The procession will leave from the former Halliwell Elementary School and turn right on Great Road, traveling to the Beef Barn before turning right onto Greenville Road. The seniors will then travel left onto Grange Road, left onto Providence Pike and left into North Smithfield Elementary School. The parade route will then return to Providence Pike and will follow the loop around the parking lot at the middle school before ending at the high school.

Residents are invited to show their support for the senior class with posters and balloons, or just wave to the group as they pass.

Town-wide yard sale

The town has released the addresses where residents will take part in the town-wide yard sale on Saturday, June 5.

Single and multi-family yard sales will take place at the following locations:

  • 3 Birch Hill Avenue
  • 14 Birch Hill Avenue
  • 763 Black Plain Road
  • 34 Florence Street
  • 10 Forest Hill Drive
  • 21 Golden Boulevard
  • 49 Hillview Avenue
  • 79 Homestead Avenue
  • 23 Leonard Drive
  • 47 Maple Avenue
  • 41 Main Street
  • 213 Mattity Road
  • 6 Meadow Lane
  • 278 Mendon Road
  • 100 North Main Street
  • 227 North Main Street
  • 49 Old Greenville Road
  • 11 Pond House Road
  • 17 Roselawn Avenue
  • 12 Sunnycrest Avenue
  • 1 Tupperware Drive, Unit 113
  • 219 Victory Highway
  • 1520 Victory Highway
  • 29 Wilks Avenue
  • 15 Williams Street
  • 14 Willerval Avenue
  • 135 Woonsocket Hill Road
  • 177 Woonsocket Hill Road
  • 1314 Woonsocket Hill Road

The rain date for the event is Sunday, June 6.

Town meetings

The North Smithfield Parks and Recreation Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 2 starting at 6 p.m. Residents are invited to join via Zoom with a link and agenda found here.

The Halliwell Review Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 3 starting at 6:30 p.m. An agenda and link to attend virtually are here.

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