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NKEF’s Light Up NK helps kick off the Holiday Season in North Kingstown

Join us in lighting up North Kingstown and making all things MERRY & BRIGHT!

Holiday Decorating Contest – December 3-18, 2021  

Decorate your house, go all out, register your location and help spread the holiday spirit! 

A map & list (with house #s) will be available on 12/3 @ 12pm to view & vote for your favorite. 

Register your residential location here

Register your business location here

Luminary event – December 18, 2021 (5-10pm) 

 One night event to end the contest with a luminary bag display uniting streets and neighborhoods of  North Kingstown in a beautiful glowing exhibit for the holidays .  

A new map including Luminary areas will be available on 12/17 to follow & enjoy the sights. (In case of inclement weather : Rain date is Sunday, 12/19/21 and will announced by 12/18/21 at 12pm)  

Purchase your NKEF Luminary kits here

Recruit your neighbors, family and friends and make it a new holiday tradition!! 

       

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2021 Spook Out NK Winners are….

Thank you to all who participated in Spook Out NK 2021. And the winners are …

Congratulations

1st place (112 votes)  – 70 Walnut Road (Carole Rollins) $100 NK Town wide gift certificate

2nd place– 27 Saratoga Road (Roland Poulin)  $50 NK Town Wide Gift Certificate

3rd place – North Kingstown Free Library $50 NK Town Wide Gift Certificate

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Flowers by Bert & Peg NKEF School Days fundraiser


Flowers by Bert & Peg are sponsoring a fundraiser for the NKEF for the month of September. Order this beautiful blue arrangement and NKEF receive 10% of the price. Consider brightening the day of a friend and family member going back to school with this sweet gift. Thank you to Flowers by Bert & Peg for this generous opportunity to be part of your monthly fundraiser. We are  honored to be included and appreciate you for all that you are doing for the community. Catch the NKEF wave in flowers in September!  Happy Back to school! 
Purchase arrangement here. It comes in different sizes and price points. https://flowersbybertandpeg.com/occasions/nkefschooldays.html

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Thank you

Thank you to all who took a chance on the NKEF first annual Golf Drop Ball.  You made it a “hole-in-one” event.  We went Live on Facebook on August 15, 2021 and dropped 172 golf balls from 15 feet in the air. 

It was an exciting moment and had two winners in the hole and 1 farthest from the hole, winning a cash prize.  

Congratulations to Kathleen O’Brien, Kerrie Grow and Haley Wicker!!

Thank you to our sponsors:

Blue Bus Foundation
NK Bus Contractors Association
Karen Bradshaw Memorial Golf Tournament
Lee Anne Gooding
Bus 19 and 6
#NKBCA
Bus 26
The Hancock Family
#NKBCA
Dave’s Marketplace
Rolling Greens Golf Course

Thanks again to everyone who supported this event, it was by “par” a huge success!

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NKEF Golf Ball Drop Preview

There is still time to purchase your NKEF Golf Balls at https://nkefoundation.org/ninja-forms/33dcss/

Balls Sold for :

1 Ball – $5.00

3 Balls – $10.00

5 Balls – $20.00

“Tidal” Ball – $100.00

Watch it LIVE on Facebook, Sunday August 15, 2021 at 1:30pm.

Take a chance your golf ball hits the target and win a cash prize!

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NKEF Ball Drop

Help us reach our Goal this week, we are almost half way there.

Numbered golf balls will be dropped from the top of a 10ft platform over a target.  Take a chance and if your ball is one of the closest to and/or furthest away from the target, you win. Cash prizes will be determined by the number of balls sold ! 

Purchase your NKEF Golf Balls here https://nkefoundation.org/ninja-forms/33dcss

1 Ball – $5.00

3 Balls – $10.00

5 Balls – $20.00

“Tidal” Ball – $100.00 – ( Double your prize if your a winner)

Drop will take place on August 15th at 1:30 pm and will be available on Facebook Live for public viewing only!

Please like our FB page so you don’t miss the NKEF Golf Ball Drop

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It was a great weekend at the Festival, Thank You to all!

Thank you to Ainsley Daley and the Wickford Art Association for bringing the North Kingstown Educational Foundation on board to assist with this year’s 58th Wickford Art Festival. We had over 40 NKEF volunteers donate their time to park cars, sell water, pass out books and make Wave Art during the Festival at Wilson Park .  Our sincere thanks are given to each and every one of them.  Without their support we would not have been able to successfully park over 1,800 cars and sell over 1,500 bottles of water during the weekend festival. All proceeds will directly benefit NKEF and the WAA. 

We couldn’t have done it without you NKEF Volunteers! 

Thank you ! 

For more information about the NKEF and our upcoming events, please visit us at nkefoundation.org.

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Catch the NKEF at Wickford Art Festival this weekend

Come check out the NKEF at the Wickford Art Festival this weekend!We are located at both Informational booth areas designated (I & R) on the map.2021 Wickford Art Festival Map

We will be selling bottled water ($2), giving out free books with our Library Box Projects and creating Wave Art (free of charge).  We are also managing the Wilson Park parking lot ($10 suggested donation) for both days.  All proceeds raised benefit both the NKEF and the Wickford Art Association Scholarship Fund.    
Come and enjoy a fun day at the Festival, a Wickford tradition that will be colorful and inspiring!!  We hope to see you there!!

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HAPPY SUMMER!

Congratulations to the families and students of the North Kingstown School district for completing this school year.  We know it wasn’t easy but you did it.    You should be so proud of yourself for your perseverance, strength, and your love of learning.  The year has definitely taught us many things but the most important thing is something that Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh:   “You are BRAVER than you believe, STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.” (A.A. Milne)  Never forget it!!!  Enjoy this well deserved summer break and don’t forget your sunscreen!!!  

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Calling ALL Volunteers!!

The North Kingstown Educational Foundation is going to be at the Wickford Art Festival!!!  🎨

Saturday, July 10th : 9am-5pm at Wilson Park (new location)

Sunday, July 11th : 9am-4pm at Wilson Park (new location)
This is a fundraiser for the NKEF and we earn 50% of all sales 💰Volunteers receive a Wickford Art Festival T-shirt 

1.  Water Bottle Sales 🚰 We are selling bottled water at two different locations within the festival.  There will be a tent for shade.    We are in need of 2 people per tent per shift per day.  
2.  Wilson Park parking 🚗 We are collecting a $10 donation for parking at the Wilson park entrance. We will also be managing the parking areas and general traffic control. We are in need of 6 people per shift per day.


3.  Kids Wave Art Table  We are hosting a tented table next to one of the Water tents where children can come and create their own wave art.  This is a no cost activity.  We will be taking pictures of these creations so we can use them for our Wave mosaic project.  No paint.  This is a create and carry project.  We are in need of 2 people per shift per day.

🙋This is a great way for you to support the NKEF with a small commitment of just 2 hours or more.  It is also a great opportunity for some in-person service hours for anyone who might need them.  Get ahead of your upcoming service hour requirements for school or church.  We would be happy to sign a form or two for you.

As you can see – we are in need of many, many volunteers to make this a success…… Please click on the station you would like to volunteer for and it will direct you straight to the signup genius.

If you ever considered helping out this would be the time to say YES to the moment!  Make it a family affair or recruit a friend and join us for some SUMMERTIME FUN supporting the Wickford Art Association and the NKEF! We appreciate your time and support!

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@nkefoundation.org

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