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check out photos of 32nd Annual Cape Verdean Parade via the lens of the Ernestina contingent

Claudia Grace's picture

for great photos of the sailernestina community marching hard on a 92 degree day! and a bit at Tall Ships Newport

Viva Ernestina!

Thanks to: Fred and Mary Anne who arrived early to help rig the replica;
Mark Trafton who hauled the "lttle Effie" from Essex to Newport to New Bedford;
Tony Tavares who helped set up the booth at the Verdean Vets hall;
Heidi Baker for staffing the booth all day;
all volunteers who did shifts or time at the booth;

George Fonseca for the the shirt design and marketing help;
Pat Regan who worked the Parade crowd and helped design our summer events flyer;
Lee Blake who networked the NB Historical Society to Ernestina;
Shelly Correia who brought "her kids" and historical costume;
Jim Butler and Valerie of the Weekly Compass and Tom Lopes of the CVN for publicizing our efforts
Ocean Spray for keeping us hydrated and Stop and Shop for the kids' candy

Captain Tom Grace who did much of the prep work and educational outreach,
and the Higher Power who gave me, as Parade focalizer, this great team to be a part of...