Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception Tuesday

Autumnfest Grand Marshal reception Tuesday

Primary pushes date up a week

WOONSOCKET – The Autumnfest Parade Grand Marshal's reception will be held this coming Tuesday evening, Oct. 1, at the St. Ann's Arts & Cultural Center on Cumberland Street. Honored with be Dave Richards, radio station WOON-1240 owner, who will lead the Monday, Oct. 14 Columbus Day parade along Diamond Hill Road and Social Street.
The reception is generally held the same week as Autumnfest, but was advanced a week because Tuesday, Oct. 8, is the city's primary election day. In another change, the event has moved from Bank of America, which hosted it for several years, to St. Ann's.
The event begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a buffet. There will be a short speaking program at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $15, and will be sold at the door. To reserve a ticket, call Linda Plays at 401-263-8317.