2016-07-07 / Around Town

Summer Solstice Event Best Yet

Under a large tent on the north lawn with sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, the Forts Adams Trust Summer Solstice event held on June 24 was a great success on multiple fronts. A record attendance of 145 guests raised their glasses for a champagne sunset toast and helped raise more than $13,500 for the trust–another record over previous summer events.

Guests dined on hors d’oeuvres and a selection of entrees from Blackstone Caterers, and enjoyed a complimentary bar from M.S. Walker. The X Isles provided music for dancing and the Artillery Company of Newport accompanied with a bugler and French horn.

“The entire trust extends kudos to all the contributors, donors, sponsors, attendees and fort staff for a tremendously successful event,” staid David Martland, president of the Fort Adams Trust.

“This was an incredible evening. All I heard was accolade after accolade,” commented Executive Director Joe Dias.

Photos by Annear Productions Photos by Annear Productions The Summer Solstice is the fort’s annual fundraiser to celebrate the beginning of summer and the fort’s peak visitors period.

Fort Adams is a National Historic Landmark and welcomes more than 100,000 people for tours and events in the park annually.

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