Celebrate West Greenwich!

4th Annual "Celebrate West Greenwich"

Thank You!


Photos by Mike Parker

Thanks to all who attended our Fourth Annual 2011 Celebrate West Greenwich event held on Sunday September 25, 2011 at Plain Meeting House. The ever popular environmental and educational family events offering the "Best of West Greenwich" were enjoyed by all.

Our thanks and gratitude to the many folks in town who contributed their time and resources to plan, contribute and work at this event but especially to:

  • Ken and Barbara Andrews and their entire family who once again provided the fabulous barbecue chicken dinner that was enjoyed by all.
  • Kathy Swann and Kevin Breene for the release of the new "West Greenwich" history book and sharing their history of West Greenwich with all in attendance.
  • Tim Mooney for guiding participants on a fantastic interpretive walk at Tillinghast Pond.
  • Tami Hamlin who installed and maintained the ornamental bed in front of the Plain Meeting House with mums for the event.
  • Dan Novak, Conservation Commission, Rick Parkinson , Hianloland Fire Co., Peter Petracca, West Greenwich Police Department, and Alex Smith for judging the Pie Contest.
  • Our special thanks to Emma Walsh and Toshi Sakaguchi for providing the watercolor painting activity.
  • To all of the vendors, environmental groups, West Greenwich Police Department and the Hianloland Volunteer Fire Department.
  • The Trustees of the West Greenwich Land Trust for all they do to make this day so successful.

Congratulations to all who participated in our special events and those who were awarded prizes for the Pie Contest, the Photo Contest, and the Tillinghast Pond Bobber Contest.

Pie Contest Winners are:

  • Apple Pie
       1st Place - Nitasha Madan
       2nd Place - Tami Hamlin
  • Pumpkin Pie
       1st Place - Patricia Wright
       2nd Place - Shawna Amitrano

Photo Contest Winners are:

  • Tami Hamlin (1st)
  • Paulinka deRochemont (2nd)
  • Sara Smolenski (3rd)

First Place: Tami Hamlin
"Kayaking Big River"

Second Place: Paulinka deRochemont
"Golden Tillinghast Pond"

Third Place: Sara Smolenski
"Paper Wasp Nest"

Hope to see you next year!


  • 12:00: Vendor Exhibits Open
  • 1:00 - 5:00: Horse Drawn Wagon Rides Provided By Edgewood Farm
    Enjoy a relaxing horse drawn wagon ride on country roads in the area from the various parking sites to the event site.
  • 1:00: Book Release: West Greenwich History by Kathy Swann and Kevin Breene
    Enjoy an hour long digital power point presentation of the new History of West Greenwich Book with discussion by the Authors. Books will be available for sale.
  • 2:00: Burt The Raccoon
    This children's presentation uses puppetry, American Sign Language, storytelling and mime to help explain the typical forest food chain, as well as many interesting facts about raccoons and how they live in the forest.
  • 2:00: Watercolor Art Class
    Join local RISD Students in learning the basics of watercolor painting of the West Greenwich landscape.
  • 2:00 - 2:30: Nature Walk on Tillinghast Pond
    With Tim Mooney of the Nature Conservancy. Take the Horse Drawn Wagon Ride and meet at the Pond Parking Lot at 1:45 PM. Return trips back to Plain Meeting House will be available.
  • 3:00: B'Wana Iguana Adventure
    An exciting interactive program that both entertains and educates people of all ages about the mysterious world of reptiles and amphibians.
  • 3:30: Home Town Barbecue Chicken Dinner
    Prepared and served by the Andrews Family of West Greenwich. $9.00 per person.
    Advance reservations are required. To assist us in providing the numbers of dinners required, please make advanced reservations prior to September 18, 2011.
    RESERVE ONLINE or call 392-3628.
  • 4:30: Best Apple or Pumpkin Pie Contest
    One $50 1st Place Gift Certificate and One $25 2nd Place Certificate for each category (Apple & Pumpkin) will be presented during award presentations.
  • 2:00 - 5:00: Music
    "Not Them Again" back by popular demand.
  • 4:30: Award Presentations
    Digital Photography, Pie Contest and Tillinghast Bobber Hunt.
  • Farmers Market
    Local produce, meat and other favorites.
  • West Greenwich Police Department
    Learn how your local Police Department helps to provide a safe and enjoyable community with Ident-a-Kid  fingerprinting table.
  • Kids Bounce House and more
  • Hianloland Fire Company
    Equipment demonstrations and volunteer  information.
  • West Greenwich Conservation Commission
    Providing local conservation efforts along with display and presentations.
  • West Greenwich Cub Scouts Pack 7
  • 4-H Demonstrations
  • Adopt– A-Cemetery Program Information
  • Exhibits by local vendors
  • FFA Pumpkin Sale


  • Digital Photo Contest
    The West Greenwich Land Trust is looking for  digital photos of natural, scenic and historic  areas throughout West Greenwich to be used in the Land Trust's web site, publications, newsletters, etc. The top three photos chosen for "The Best of West Greenwich" will be awarded 1st $75.00, 2nd $50.00 and 3rd $25.00 gift certificates to R.E.I.  All photos entered will become the property of the West  Greenwich Land Trust and each participant will receive credit when his or her photo is published. Digital photo awards will be showcased and honored at Plain Meeting House at 4:30 PM on Sunday September 25, 2011. Three [3] photo entry limit per person.

    CLICK HERE to submit your digital photo. Send one photo at a time as an attachment and include title/description. Each photo must be no larger than 2MB, 300dpi. Three [3] photo entry limit per person. Deadline for submitting photos is Monday, September 12, 2011.
    Deadline extended to Friday, September 16, 2011.
  • Tillinghast Pond Bobber Hunt
    Twenty-five [25] orange and white fishing bobbers will be dispersed on Tillinghast Pond by Saturday, September 5th, located on Plain Road approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection of Plain Meeting House Road and Plain Road. The bobbers are numbered and labeled WG Land Trust. Please remove one bobber per family and bring to the Sunday, September 25th event at Plain Meeting House at 4:30 PM for the drawing of two bobber numbers to win a $25.00 Gift Certificate each. Enjoy the trip and the views!
  • "West Greenwich"
    At the this year's "Celebrate West Greenwich" event, all participants will enjoy an opportunity to purchase the 1st edition of West Greenwich, a pictorial history of West Greenwich published by Arcadia Books and authored by Kathy Swann and Kevin Breene. Portions of all proceeds for every book sold at this event will go to the West Greenwich Land Trust to help us continue to reach our goals in our community.

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