On July 3, guests attended the Newport Shipyard for the Homeport Rhode Island Gala. The guests of honor were the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a 200-foot long sailing edcation vessel, and Bart Dunbar, chair of the non-profit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island.
In addition to cokctails and hors d'oeuvres, guests – many dressed in orange – were given tours if the functioning ship. In total, the event raised $122,000.
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