Autumnfest Kick-Off Party Tickets
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Woonsocket, RI – The 44th Annual Autumnfest Celebration will be held Columbus Day Weekend (October 8-10) at World War II Veterans Memorial Park in Woonsocket.  To start the festivities off, the 2022 Autumnfest Steering Committee proudly invites the community to the Autumnfest Kick-Off Party which will honor this year's Grand Marshal, Jeanne Michon.


Michon is the Founder, Executive Director and Head Chef of New Beginnings Kitchen.  New Beginning Kitchen has recently moved to their new location on Hamlet Avenue, Woonsocket.   She is a Board Member of Downtown Woonsocket Collaborative (DWC), Board Member of Woonsocket Tots and a member of the Woonsocket Rotary.  She also volunteers her time with the Levitt Amp Concert Series every summer.  For the past 2 Autumnfests, Jeanne has worked tirelessly behind the scenes cooking food in the R & R tent keeping members of Rotary, Autumnfest, City Workers and entertainment personnel well fed during the 3-day event. 


"It is so nice to celebrate a woman that celebrates this community everyday by feeding and supporting those in need.” says Autumnfest General Chair Person, Judy Sullivan.  She goes on to say, “Jeanne gives of herself everyday expecting nothing in return.  She is a champion of this city! Let’s come together and Kick Off Autumnfest 44 and honor our amazing 2022 Grand Marshal, Jeanne Michon.”

A limited number of tickets are available for the Autumnfest Kick-Off Party to be held on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at Savini’s Pomodoro Italian Kitchen & Bar, 476 Rathbun Street, Woonsocket, RI from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Tickets are $35.00 per person, $60.00 per couple or a table of 8 for $300. Sponsor tables also available for $500 which includes a VIP table of 8, sponsor name at entry, sponsor name during ceremony, sponsor name on website page, complimentary bottle of champagne, and professional photo with our 2022 Grand Marshal. A light meal and cash bar will be available.  There will be a speaking program followed by music and dancing with DJ Buddy D.  For more information, contact our Special Events Coordinator, Donna Coderre at 401-374-1455 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Please visit to purchase tickets by September 5th.


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