Letter: A successful lunch between book and author | Opinion

The GFWC Women’s Club of South County hosted its 22nd annual Book and Author Luncheon on Wednesday, July 13 at the Dunes Club in Narragansett.

The event was a great success and all attendees were excited to return to live presentations, having supported the Live on Zoom event held in 2021.

Proceeds from this significant fundraiser go back to the community in the form of scholarships for women, as well as Grow Hope grants to local nonprofit organizations that address the challenges of homelessness, food insecurity, domestic violence and mental health. Funds raised also support various local community outreach activities throughout the year.

We thank this year’s sponsors for their very generous financial contributions, the many caring businesses and individuals who donated raffle prizes, and our many volunteers who dedicated countless hours to ensure the success of the event, especially event co-chairs Nancy DeNuccio and Mauria Bristow.

We also thank our participants, who enjoyed an enriching afternoon devoted to books and authors, while donating to a worthy cause.

A special thank you to Michaela Johnson, our Master of Ceremonies, as well as this year’s authors, Beatriz Williams, Jeanie Roland and Sue Brescia.

Plans are already underway for our 23rd Annual Book and Author Luncheon on July 12, 2023 at the Dunes Club. For more information go to www.gfwcri.org and click on South County.

The author is the president of the GFWC Women’s Club of South County.

Lola R. McClure