Some 150 people gathered at Warwick City Hall Sunday to remember those killed in the 2003Station Nightclub fire, and announce plans for a long-awaited memorial. It was the 12th annual memorial of the fire that claimed 100 lives in West Warwick.
Survivor and president of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation Gina Russo announced the group has raised enough money to possibly begin construction this spring.
“I’m happy to report at this time we have raised about $500,000” said Russo. She also announced that former governor Donald Carceri and his wife would head a leadership committee to see the memorial through completion.
“I’m very honored to be working with former governor Carcieri and his wife Sue. They will be helping us spearhead this along with many incredible people who have all come together to see this done,” said Russo.
Governor Gina Raimondo also expressed her support for the ongoing effort to build a memorial at the fire site in West Warwick:
“I’m in this with you, I care for you, and we’re gonna pull together and we’re gonna move forward. As one family, we’re gonna move forward.”
The group hopes to see the memorial completed on the site of the fire by the summer of 2016.
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