Cash raffle, budget hearing: Five things to know in Glocester this week

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Beach reopened

After a brief closure due to high bacteria levels, Marion Irons Beach reopened on Wednesday, July 20 following testing by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Swim lessons and paddle boards also returned to the beach starting Wednesday.

Raffle

The Chief Robert G Dauphinais Memorial Foundation is hosting its first cash prize raffle fundraiser. The foundation provides two annual scholarships to graduating seniors in northwest Rhode Island schools who are pursuing secondary education in the medical or fire science fields. The foundation also provides support to families effected by traumatic brain injuries.

Tickets are $1 each or $20 for 25 with a 1st prize of $500; 2nd Prize of $250; 3rd Prize of $100 and three consolation prizes of $50. Winners will be drawn and notified on July 31st on the foundation Facebook page.

Tickets are now available at Chepachet Village Wine & Spirits.

David Cross

Sundays in the Village continue this week with entertainment by David Cross the RadioCat starting at noon on July 24. The events include live music, vendors and food trucks and take place at the Kent Field Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Food Drive

For the remainder of the month, Oakleaf Campground will be running a summer time giving tree and food drive. The campground is collecting items including non-perishable food or six families in the area – mostly in Glocester and Burrillville – and anyone is welcome to help out, not just campers. The families include residents who are sick, disabled or just in need of assistance. Items will be accepted at the campground at 43 Oak Leaf Way in Chepachet through July 31.

Questions can be directed to (401) 568-4446.

Budget hearing

A public hearing on the latest version of the town budget will be held on Thursday, July 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall at 1145 Putnam Pike as part of a regular Glocester Town Council meeting for the agenda found here.

The complete proposed budget, scheduled for vote Tuesday, August 16, can be found here.

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