The Rhode Island Mentoring Partnership had their 22nd Annual Celebration of Warwick Mentors on Tuesday evening at the Buttonwood Community Center. Current mentors, applicants, school staff and faculty and staff of the Mentoring Partnership gathered for a dinner provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill. There was also entertainment by Robert Black, raffles and a scavenger hunt in which mentors tried to find others who had specific interests or traits. Tianna Man, age 12, pictured with her mentor of six years, Dottie Loranger, serenaded the crowd with her version of Christina Aguilera’s “The Voice Within.” More than half of the mentors in attendance had been part of the program for more than 10 years.
Warwick Beacon photos by Kim Kalunian