50th Anniversary Celebration

Sakonnet Preservation is grateful to the following sponsors who partnered with us for this event. Please click their logos to learn more about them.

Lead Sponsor

The logo for Brave Family Advisors, featuring a family crest style image. The crest is deep blue with silver edging. At center is a rendering of a lion in profile, facing to the left.

Major sponsors

Logo for Renee Welchman Real Estate Group. At top center is a peach-colored scallop shell. Below, it reads, "WELCHMAN // real estate group // KELLER WILLIAMS // Luxury // INTERNATIONAL".
Logo for BayCoast Bank. The words Bay Coast appear in a rich blue serif font, with "BANK" inset below the end of the word "coast". Two gold colored squiggles appear to the left of the word "bank", as stylized waves.

On July 16, 2022, we met to celebrate Sakonnet Preservation’s 50th Anniversary and Little Compton’s open spaces, ocean views, fields, forests, and farms. We honored the organization, its volunteers, and the supporters who have worked to preserve our town’s natural beauty and rural character since 1972.

We gathered with friends for cocktails, dinner, and dancing in the meadows overlooking Lloyd’s Beach.

An image of the meadow overlooking Lloyd's Beach. About 2/3 of the bottom of the image is meadow. The upper third shows a peek at the ocean and a clear blue sky.

The event included:

  • A farmer’s market cocktail hour with stations featuring the produce of local farms and vendors
  • Dinner for 550 guests seated under a tent
  • Music, dancing, and dessert after dinner
  • An auction with very special items

This celebration was the highlight of the 2022 summer season and marked the completion of the first phase of the $1,000,000 capital campaign.

Two people appear at center of a black & white image. They are facing away from the camera and towards the tent, with their arms around one another's waists.

Jessica Pohl was the photographer for the evening and we think she did an amazing job. You can view the images here.

The images can be downloaded and printed, or you may contact the photographer if you would like to request prints directly.

We’re grateful for our many sponsors. Please click their logos to learn more about them.

Bank Newport Logo
Logo for Lou Lou's Decor
Logo for Mott & Chase, Sotheby's International Realty.
Logo for Residential Properties, Inc.
Logo for Old House Home Inspectors
Logo for Able Engineering.