Celebrity hosts lining up to serve at Sargent Center gala


Sargent Rehabilitation Center will hold its third annual signature fundraising gala Friday, Nov. 9 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown.

“Dinner is Served… Celebrity Hosts, Extraordinary Cause” is an evening of dining and dancing at which dinner celebrity servers will be featured. Event co-chairs are Gail and Earl Tillinghast and Sandy and Barry Gertz. Master of Ceremonies is Gene Valicenti of NBC 10.

Premier sponsor of the event is the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation. Prestige sponsors include Amica Insurance and Marilyn F. Serra. Presenting sponsors include the Washington Trust Company, BNY Wealth Management, Carl Weinberg & Co. and Stanley Slowick. The event will include a four-course dinner, dancing to music by Mystique, and a live auction. Ticket price is $100 per person.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available for companies wishing to partner with Sargent Center. For more information, call the Center’s Development Office at 886-6613.

Among celebrity servers will be Mayor Scott Avedisian; Dale Angus; Coach Ed Cooley, Providence College Men’s Head Basketball Coach; Rep. Gordon D. Fox, Speaker of the House; Dr. Stephen D'Amato, medical director, Calmar Pain Relief Therapy; Kevin Haughey, president, Flooring Solutions; Colin Kane, principal and founder, Peregrine Group; and Steve Lombardi, executive director, East Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. Other celebrity servers include Phillip Kydd, deputy director, R.I. Department of Transportation; Michelle Muscatello, meteorologist, WPRI TV; Drew Omicioli, former Providence Bruins hockey player; Bill Pinelli, owner, Pinelli’s Gourmet Deli & Pinelli’s Simply Italian; and Carl Weinberg, managing partner, Carl Weinberg & Co., LLP.


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