Support Lily and Jake
The Lily and Jake Fund has a fundraiser coming up on June 3. The Fund is a group of friends and community members concerned with the welfare of Lily and Jake, the 4- and 6-year-old children of Stacie DeSantis Dorego, a Johnston resident who was murdered in January.
The June 3 event is a community fair and pig roast at Ernie T’s in Richmond, hosted by the restaurant. The fundraiser starts at 2 p.m., and will feature live music, a pig roast, face painting, kids activities and raffles. Ernie T’s is located at 1219 Main Street in Richmond.
The suggested donation is $25 per person, or $10 for children. Proceeds will support the children and their new family as they adjust to their growing family. To support the Lily and Jake Fund, visit www.lilyandjake.org.
Summer camp signups
July 2 is coming up faster than you think, and if your child needs something fun to do this summer, you should visit the Johnston Parks and Recreation Department to sign up for the summer day camp program. This camp, open to Johnston residents only, runs Monday through Thursday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., and there is no bus transportation. Campers are broken into age divisions of 6-7-year olds, 8-9-year-olds and 10-12-year olds.
The cost is $425 per child for six weeks, with reduced prices for multiple children from one family. Call 272-3460 for more information or visit www.johnsotnrec.com. Signups end June 22.
Academic News & Notes
Richard Parillo of Johnston was among the record number of graduates awarded Master’s and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degrees by the University of Scranton at its post-baccalaureate commencement on May 26. The university conferred 59 doctoral degrees in physical therapy and 762 master’s degrees.
Parillo received a Master of Science in educational administration from the Jesuit University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Education.
Next on the agenda
The Johnston Historical Society’s next meeting will be on June 27 at 7 p.m. Kim Calcagno, a wildlife refuge manager at the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, will be the guest speaker. The Audubon Society is headquartered in Smithfield. Calcagno will discuss local hawks, and may bring a live hawk to show off at the Museum Barn, located at 101 Putnam Pike.
The Museum Barn is also open on Monday nights, except holidays, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on the third Sunday of every month from 2 to 4 p.m. The Belknap School, at the corner of Atwood and Greenville Avenues, is open from 2 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month through October.
Soccer season on the horizon
Register early for Johnston Youth Soccer and save money. Early registration ends on June 19, with registrations accepted through July 14. Late registrations will be accepted after that date with a $10 late fee per child.
The league is broken into age brackets. The 4-year-old clinic plays on Saturday mornings; 5- and 6-year-olds on Monday and Saturday; 7- and 8-year-olds on Tuesday and Saturday; 9- and 10-year-old girls on Wednesday and Saturday; 9-11-year-old boys on Wednesday and Saturday; 11-14-year-old girls on Thursday and Saturday; and 12-14-year-old boys have pickup games on Monday nights. Team selections will be held in mid-August.
Call the Parks and Recreation Department to find out more.
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