Prudence Island Non-Profit Organization Summer Events Updates

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak many of the island’s annual summer events have been cancelled, postponed or altered. The non-profit organizations of the island need the support of the community now more then ever as they still have bills to pay and may be missing out on some of their biggest fundraising events. Here is a list of the current status of events and fundraisers and some ways to support the island’s organizations as they work through these hard times while continuing to benefit our island community.

Prudence Improvement Association

Website: www.prudenceimprovement.org

  • Friday Night Bingo is postponed for now and will hopefully be able to return for later this summer or fall. In place of BINGO the PIA is holding a Lucky Numbers 50/50 game with drawings every Friday. For more information on prizes and how to play visit their website, email PIA.board@gmail.com or call  401-682-2587.
  • The annual meeting for June 20th 2020 has been postponed until the fall, date TBD.
  • Movie Night will start on July 8th with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Kids Bingo starts July 7th, 7 PM to 8 PM. The snack shack will be open with ice cream treats.
  • A summer Bingo Blast will take place on July 11th at noon on the PIA lawn (weather permitting).
  • The PYO Craft Fair take place July 18th (weather permitting) on the PIA lawn with tables spaced apart and social distancing guidelines in place.
  • The Members Sunset Cruise is on for August 1st and is currently sold out. Contact PIA.board@gmail.com for more information.

Prudence Island Volunteer Fire Department

Website: www.pivfd.org/docroot/

  • The annual Memorial Day Weekend clam boil has been cancelled.
  • The typical Fireman’s Fair has been cancelled but the department will be running a deconstructed fair to raise money for the department. Visit the fair facebook page for more information!

Prudence Conservancy & Farnham Farm Trustees

Website: www.prudenceconservancy.org

  • The Farnham Farm board has made the difficult decision to cancel summer camps for this season.
  • The Community Garden is open.
  • Berry picking will be open! Dates and times will be shared when the berries are ready.
  • The Ice Cream Social and Harvest Festival are on hold for now until more guidelines are in places for these types of events.

Prudence Island Historical & Preservation Society

Website: www.prudencehistory.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Prudence-Island-History-230694693389

  • The opening of the PIHPS Museum will be  Sunday July 5. The new hours are Saturday and Sundays from 1-3 pm. The Society will be practicing strict COVID-19 Policies as instructed by the State.
  • The PIHPS Annual meeting scheduled for June 27 has been postponed. The Board of Directors are hoping to reschedule sometime in the Fall.

Homestead Improvement Association & Library

  • The annual Ham and Bean Supper has been cancelled.
  • The Library is currently closed but is working on options to open this summer.
  • More information on Kids Craft hour will be coming soon.
  • “The Little PI Library” out by the street in front of the library is open and stocked with books to borrow for all ages. Please return after reading.

Prudence Island School Foundation

Website: www.prudenceislandschool.org/

  • Summer camps have been cancelled for 2020.
  • The new PISF Cookbook is available! Sales will be on-going throughout the summer at any pop-up events.
  • Cookbook sale July 4th weekend! Fri (3rd), Sat (4th) and Sun (5th) from 11 to 1 each day. We also have some “thank you” gifts for anyone who is purchasing a book or has purchased one. Stop by any day during those hours.
  • Orders can also be placed by online on the school’s website by Pay Pal or credit card. Or calling or emailing Cathy Homan at 401-683-0724 or Catlari@aol.com
  • Progressive Dinner has been moved to October 3rd.