AUTUMNFEST 2018

Autumnfest Grand Marshal

The Autumnfest Steering Committee is seeking nominees for the 2018 Autumnfest Grand Marshal!
An informational press release is available for download here,
and the Grand Marshal Application is here.
The submission deadline is May 31, 2018.

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 – Roger Lapierre     (Owner, L’il General Stores)
1991 – 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)