Autumfest Buttons are on sale again throughout the city, with the proceeds helping to fund the annual fall celebration coming Oct. 6-8.
This week, as is the tradition, Mayor Leo Fontaine recieved the first of the buttons from Button Chairman Joe Barosso, said Linda Plays of the Mayor's office. Fontaine will carry the button for the next six weeks, presenting it to Autumnfest Grand Marshal Bob Picard, chairman of Woonsocket Senior Services and a long-time Rotary member, at the Grand Marshal reception Oct. 2.
The Autmnfest parade will kick off at 9:30 a.m. sharp on Diamond Hill Road Oct. 8 during Columbus Day weekend, said parade organizer Linda Plays.
Barosso said buttons are for sale at all the city's Li'l General locations, as well as the chain's locations on Rte. 146A in North Smithfield and on Rte. 104/Greenville Road.
The buttons are also available at Broaster House, Pepin Lumber, Beacon Charter School, Milford Savings, Kennedy Manor, Park View Manor, Waterview Apartments, ParkSquare Florist and Don's Barber Shop.
Wright's Dairy Farm at 200 Woonsocket Hill Road and Dean Bank in Blackstone, MA and Bellingham, MA are also selling the buttons.
This year's headliner will be announced soon, said organizer Tim Paul. "We've just got to sign the contract with them." He said the act will be reconizable to Woonsocket residents as a former member of a popular band, but that's all he can say until the contract is a done deal.