R 396
2019 -- S 1003
Enacted 06/25/2019

S E N A T E   R E S O L U T I O N

Introduced By: Senators Sosnowski, Ruggerio, Algiere, Sheehan, and Lombardi
Date Introduced: June 25, 2019

     WHEREAS, Rhode Island is home to the second largest fishing fleet in New England.
The fishing industry is not only vital to the State's economy, but also essential to the culinary
well-being of all who enjoy eating local, fresh caught seafood; and
     WHEREAS, The Port of Galilee is consistently in the top three commercial fishing ports
in the entire United States in squid landings and the squid that is brought in through the Port has
an international reputation for its quality; and
     WHEREAS, Officially celebrated on the first Saturday after Labor Day, the Rhode Island
Calamari Festival is a day to celebrate and devour delectable calamari, our "Official State
Appetizer"; and
     WHEREAS, This year's Calamari Festival will feature the music renderings of local
bands, a tempting lineup of food trucks, a vast array of unique seaside shopping opportunities, the
informative demonstrations of Calamari Cook-off contests, as well as the tantalizing delights of a
panoply of scrumptious calamari samples; now, therefore be it
     RESOLVED, That this Senate of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
hereby celebrates the 5th annual "Rhode Island Calamari Festival" and congratulates, and wishes
the best success and sated appetites to all the participants and guests; and be it further
     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and hereby is authorized and directed to
transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the Narragansett Chamber of Commerce.