2017-08-31 / News Briefs

Secret Garden Call for Volunteers

The Newport Secret Garden Tour is seeking volunteers for the “On and Off the Avenue Tours,” which will take place Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Generally, two volunteers are assigned per garden, for three- to four-hour shifts. Volunteers will receive a free ticket for the tour that is valid all weekend. The gardens are shared with the community to help raise funds for the arts education programs in the island’s public schools. Since 1984, the organizers and supporters of The Secret Garden Tour have been dedicated to enhancing art education and cultural programs in Aquidneck Island’s public schools, funding dozens of programs in music, theater and fine arts for local schoolchildren. To date, more than $1 million has been raised for these programs. For additional information, visit secretgardentours.org. If interested in becoming a volunteer, email info@secretgardentour.org.

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