STATE HOUSE -- The Mettatuxet Improvement Association, also known as the Mettatuxet Yacht Club, has received a $2,500 legislative grant, Sen. James C. Sheehan (D-Dist. 36) of North Kingstown and Narragansett announced today.
Senator Sheehan will present the grant check to association president Tom Reilly at a brief ceremony at 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 21, at the club offices, 5 River Road, Narragansett.
The legislative funding will be used to assist the association in the construction of an elevator at the facility that is needed for handicap access.
The organization consists of about 150 local families and has 75 slips. In addition to boating events, the association hosts charitable fundraisers and provides meeting space at no cost to such groups at the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and senior citizen organizations.
"I am very proud of the work that this private organization does to assist others in the community," said Senator Sheehan. "The Mettatuxet Improvement Association is a great example of a group doing what it can to give back to the community and I am happy to present this legislative grant to help support those efforts."