Ballard’s to host retirement party for Chief Vin Carlone

Fri, 05/28/2021 - 9:30am

Ballard’s Beach Resort will host a retirement party and celebration for retired Block Island Police Chief Vin Carlone on May 29. The event will also will serve as a fundraiser for two charities that are near and dear to Carlone and Ballard’s owner Steven Filippi. All of the donations raised at the Saturday, May 29 event will be donated to Block Island Volunteer Fire & Rescue and the
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“I was honored and humbled when Steven offered to host a retirement party in my name. While initially hesitant, I immediately agreed to the celebration after learning 100 percent of donations collected would be going to local charities right here on Block Island - the place both Steven and I call home. We both jumped at the chance to give back to this island that has given us so much over the years and to show what island values are all about,” Chief Carlone said.
“We are honored to host this event at Ballard’s to celebrate Chief Carlone and to raise much-needed funds for two amazing local charities,” Steven Filippi, owner of Ballard’s on Block Island said. “Anyone who’s ever visited here knows Block Island is a truly special place. I am lucky my family and I are able to call it home. It is our duty to give back to the community we so love and there is no better way to express our true ‘island values’ than to support those who make it an awesome place to live - including the people who call it home, the people who work on the island and those who visit.”

The Retirement Party and Celebration for Retired Block Island Police Chief Vin Carlone is Saturday, May 29th from 1 pm-6 pm and will feature Vin Carlone’s band “Fugitives From Justice” along with local band “Those Guys”. Rain Date is Sunday, May 30th.
A $25 donation is suggested at the door. Ballard’s does not typically charge a cover charge to visit but on special occasions, like this celebration, the resort will have a suggested donation at the door to raise funds for local charities.
Questions submitted to Ballard’s by The Block Island Times regarding Covid protocols for this event and the upcoming summer season were not answered.