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80-year summer camp tradition with BSFD

August 11, 2014

NARRAGANSETT – The Bonnet Shores Fire District Summer Day Camp at the Bonnet Community Center is celebrating its 80th year. Run by Fire District Manager Erin Rooney with daughter and Camp Director Katie Rooney, numerous generations of children within the district from ages four to 12 have been enjoying this summer tradition for years.
Chairman of the History Committee in the Fire District Lee Listro explained that she recently located a picture of the camp and its original directors dated in 1943. A former member of the camp herself during the 40s and 50s, Listro said that it could have existed prior to this time, but dates back to that year at least, as evidenced by the photo.

For more of this story pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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