Rep. Solomon applauds design for new Rocky Point license plate
STATE HOUSE — The Rocky Point Foundation, a group which advocates and supports the public access and enjoyment of the former amusement park, unveiled the design for the new license plate honoring the foundation.
Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr. (D-Dist. 22, Warwick), whose legislation created the plate, was on hand for the unveiling, along with Rep. Camille F.J. Vella-Wilkinson (D-Dist. 21, Warwick) and Senate Majority Leader Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick).
“Rocky Point is a place we all know and love,” said Representative Solomon. “With the Rocky Point Foundation trying so hard to preserve the spirit of Rocky Point, these license plates will give everyone the opportunity not only to support the foundation financially, but to show their pride and help preserve the memory of every Rhode Islander’s favorite summertime playground.”
The design created by students of Warwick Area Career and Technical School and was voted on by more than 3,500 people.
The student artists included Anthony Lescarbeau of West Warwick High School, Skye Whelpley of West Warwick High School, and Meaghan Marcus of Toll Gate High School. Whelpley, who has since graduated, was not in attendance at the unveiling.
As with other specialty plates, the Rocky Point Foundation plate would include a $40 issuance surcharge for those individuals ordering them, with $20 going to the Rocky Point Foundation and $20 to the state’s general fund. A $10 surcharge for annual renewal of the plates would go directly to the foundation.
Those who wish to order the new plates may do so by visiting rockypointplate.com to place their orders. It was announced at the press conference that Representative Solomon had ordered the first plate.
A minimum pre-paid order of 900 sets of plates would be required before the Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing them.
For more information, contact:
Daniel Trafford, Publicist
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903