AUTUMNFEST 2018

Grand Marshal: Paul Bourget!


At our announcement ceremony on Thursday, June 21st, Paul Bourget was honored with the title of Grand Marshal of the 40th Autumnfest.
Read more at The Valley Breeze.

Grand Marshal Paul Bourget, with Autumnfest Steering Committee (photo credit: Valley Breeze)
Grand Marshal Gala Tickets

Past Grand Marshals

1981 – Gaston A. Ayotte Jr.     (Former Mayor 1981-1985)          
1982 – J. Harold Monroe     (Civic Activist)
1983 – Bill Belisle     (Mt. St. Charles Hockey Coach)
1984 – Al Costa / Joe Solano     (Juvenile Officers)    
1985 – Vietnam Veterans     (Vietnam War 1964 -1975)
1986 – Muriel Beaudet     (Mayoral Secretary)              
1987 – Sidney Goldstein     (Co-Founder, CVS)
1988 – Roger “Kay” Caron     (Founder, Kay’s Restaurant)
1989 – Charles Paquin     (CEO, Marquette Credit Union)
1990 – Former Chairman     (Autumnfest General Chairmen)
1991 – Roger Lapierre     (Owner, L’il General Stores)
1992 – Roger Bouchard     (Co-Owner, WNRI Radio)
1993 – Gerry Ventry     (ARC-Northern Rhode Island)
1994 – Clarice Czesmesia     (Owner, Traveling Gourmet)
1995 – Viola Berard     (Member, Quota Club)
1996 – Francis Lanctot     (Former Mayor 1989-1995)
1997 – Ken & Brenda Bianchi     (North Smithfield Town Administrator)
1998 – Roger Begin     (Founding Father of Autumnfest)
1999 – John Chan     (Owner, Chan’s Restaurant)
2000 – Robert Billington     (Blackstone Valley Tourism Council)
2001 – Charles Baldelli     (Former Mayor 1985-1989)
2002 – Noel Pincince     (Owner, Phil’s Shoe Store)
2003 – John Gregory     (CEO, Chamber of Commerce)
2004 – Eugene & Lorraine Cloutier     (Former Chairman & Chairwoman)
2005 – Raymond Bacon     (Coordinator, Museum Work & Culture)
2006 – Gary McLaughlin     (Owner, Deli Encounter)
2007 – Richard Lepine     (Owner, Lepine Financial)
2008 – Former Grand Marshals     (30th Autumnfest Year)
2009 – David Soucy     (Owner, Soucy Insurance Agency)
2010 – David Lahousse     (Owner, Kay’s Restaurant)
2011 – Tom Ward     (Publisher, Valley Breeze Newspaper)
2012 – Robert Picard     (Rotarian, Visiting Nurses Services)
2013 – Dave Richards     (Owner, WOON Radio)
2014 – George Nasuti     (WHS Educator/Football Coach)
2015 – Paul & Lorraine Jacob     (Former Chairman / Committee Member)
2016 – Roger Picard     (Former Chairman / R.I. State Senator)
2017 – Paul Shatraw     (Former Committee Member / Electrical)