President’s Message


Having spent a lifetime in the Pawtuxet Village area, I remember watching the Parade go by year after year from the time I was a little girl. From colonial militia to the beautiful Clydesdale horses, the Parade brought so much richness to the neighborhood and I've grown a true passion for the culture and history that Gaspee Days creates and preserves.

I joined the committee only about seven years ago but found myself immediately taking on roles that immersed me in what we do. When one first gets involved, it may seem a little chaotic - we do A LOT in a little time! However, you eventually find that the Gaspee family surrounding you helps get it all done, with a few laughs along the way!

As we begin our 55th celebration of Gaspee Days, we welcome new members of all ages and interests. Our story and our mission are important to me and I always look forward to seeing new faces and meeting new personalities that will make our events more fun and exciting. I am honored to represent such a lively group of people and such an important message for Rhode Island. Here's to another historical fun!

Gina Dooley, President