Veterans groups, first responders and civic officials from around the Valley will mark 9/11 with special Masses, prayer services and tributes on Sunday. Here is a roundup of the planned observances, arranged by the community.
â€” The Major Walter Gatchell VFW Post 306 will conduct a ceremony at the post home, 171 Fountain Street, Pawtucket, Sunday at 11 a.m. Coffee and pastry will be served.
PAWTUCKET â€” Under a bright moon and with the Blackstone River gushing mightily over the dam by Slater Mill, hundreds of people ate, drank and danced at the kick-off Gala for the 2011 Pawtucket Arts Festival.
â€śThe weather today has been great, and with so many nights of rain, I think it really energized people,â€ť commented John Baxter, chairman of this year's Pawtucket Arts Festival. â€śThe turn-out has been amazing, and I think the entire event is well put-together to offer a mix of not only food and music but culture as well.â€ť