Spring vendor event benefits NPHS students

Spring vendor event benefits NPHS students

NORTH PROVIDENCE – It’s been a tough year for everyone, and particularly high school students, says Sherri Bonaminio, of the Cougar Alumni, Parents and Students (C.A.P.S.), which is why the group wants to do something to give back to them.

C.A.P.S. traditionally holds a number of in-person events to benefit students, but has been unable to do so over the past few months. With the state starting to emerge from the pandemic, said Bonaminio, members felt that now is the time to give back with an event.

A spring craft vendor event will benefit North Providence High School students, in that proceeds will go to them, but it will also help many local small business people, said Bonaminio, as they’ll have a chance to sell their wares at the event on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the NPHS parking lot, 1828 Mineral Spring Ave. The rain date is Sunday, April 18.

This outdoor vendor event gives everyone the chance to finally get back together but in a safe way with distancing and masks required to be in place, said Bonaminio.

“Come shop local craft vendors and enjoy lunch from Haven Brothers food truck,” states a release.

More than 50 vendors contacted organizers, but only about 30 will be included due to limits on space. Bonaminio said businesses were chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, but organizers tried to avoid duplicate offerings as much as possible.

Proceeds will go toward anything students decide, including if they have a senior night or some other event. Bonaminio said C.A.P.S. hasn’t been doing much fundraising this year, so the April 17 event will be an important one. She said they’re hoping for a great turnout.

Email NPHSCAPS@gmail.com for more.