2015-09-17 / Mainsheet

Rocking the Docks for the Seamen’s Church Institute


Dick Thursby Dick Thursby About 200 people attended the Seamen’s Church Institute’s ninth annual Rock the Docks fundraiser at Fort Adams on Thursday, Aug. 30. According to SCI Superintendent Rebecca Pierce, this year’s event was the most successful fundraiser to date. “The generosity of attendees is evidence of just how special Seamen's Church Institute is and how vital it is as a place of safe haven on the Newport waterfront," said Pierce. "It is an opportunity for supporters of our mission to help fund the daily operations of the organization so that we can continue providing services to the thousands of people who cross our threshold each year, one person at a time, 365 days a year.”

Board members, said Pierce, coordinated nearly all aspects of the event. “Our Aloha Cafe staff prepared all food except the lobster and desserts,” she added. “Lobster ’crackers’ included board member John Duval and volunteers Jan Slee and Charlie Walker.” Bucket Regattas was the premier event sponsor, and Newport Tent Company provided a tent and lighting again this year. Fort Adams Trust gave a generous in-kind donation for use of the north lawn.


Barbara Bartoram and Ann Conner Barbara Bartoram and Ann Conner Currently on view at the SCI is the exhibit "Navies in Miniature" on loan from the Naval War College Museum. Admission is free and open to the public.



Cindy Merrill and Mark Johnson Cindy Merrill and Mark Johnson

Mary Gilbane and Kris Patterson Mary Gilbane and Kris Patterson

Peter Hill and Bob Spagnolo Peter Hill and Bob Spagnolo

Terry and Amanda Grosvenor Terry and Amanda Grosvenor

Earl Stubbs, Bill Hubbard and Mark Preston Earl Stubbs, Bill Hubbard and Mark Preston

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