STEPHANIE CHAPLIN, AUTMUNFEST SOUVENIR COORDINATOR,

PASSES AWAY

 

Woonsocket – It is with deep sadness that the Autumnfest Steering Committee announces the passing of Stephanie Chaplin.  Stephanie was a dedicated Autumnfest Souvenir Coordinator for numerous years.  She passed away on Sunday September 16, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.  This is the first time that a sitting Autumnfest Steering Committee has passed away so close to Autumnfest Weekend.

 

 “Stephanie always had a smile on her face,” said Richard Savaria, Autumnfest General Chairman.  “Her heart was always involved in Autumnfest.  Even this year, when she was in pain, she still showed up to the Autumnfest Fundraising Breakfast at The Club Par-X and never complained once.  The Autumnfest Steering Committee is just devastated at this time.  We will all miss her very much and we will think of her often during Autumnfest.”   

 

Funeral arrangements for Stephanie Chaplin were still being completed.

 

 

#

 

Autumnfest is a Family-Friendly Celebration now entering its 40th year.  Autumnfest is held Every Columbus Day weekend at World War II Memorial State Park off Social Street in Woonsocket, RI.  Please visit our website at www.autumnfest.org and like us Face Book (www.facebook.com/RIAutumnfest).

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Trump says he won't do any deals with congressional Democrats until investigations of him are finished. Trump is angry about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's accusation that he is engaging in a cover-up. She made that remark after a closed door meeting with House Democrats on the Trump investigations and the possibility of opening impeachment proceedings.        Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is shocked at President Trump's decision to walk away from negotiations about infrastructure. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared in a Capitol briefing with Schumer today, stating that she is praying for both the President and the Country. Schumer said he doesn't think Trump was serious about renovations to the country's highways, bridges, rails and airports.       Over 60 counties in Oklahoma are under an executive order for the disaster following heavy rain over the last several days has lead to historic flooding. Governor Kevin Stitt says he is surprised by the amount of flooding in some parts of the state. The Arkansas River has been inundated with water due to the rain, as some areas have seen the river rise around 36-feet above flood stage that beat the record set back in 1978.        The man known as the American Taliban will start his journey to freedom soon. Federal prison officials say John Walker Lindh will be released from the prison in Indiana tomorrow. U.S. Forces captured Lindh in Afghanistan after the attacks on September 11th and he pleaded guilty in 2002 and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.        Florida's governor is ordering a review of elections systems security and cyber security after learning that two of his state's counties were hacked by the Russians in 2016. Although the breaches did not affect the outcome of the election, Republican Governor Ron DeSantis says he wants to ensure Florida's election infrastructure is protected at the state and local level.        The 70s sitcoms, All in the Family and The Jeffersons, are being revived live on ABC TV tonight. The 90-minutes special, hosted by the shows' producer Norman Lear and Jimmy Kimmel, will feature an all-star cast including Jamie Foxx, Woody Harrelson, Wanda Sykes and Marisa Tomei. The two shows' living room sets have been re-created side-to-side on a sound stage in Los Angeles.