Holiday Extravaganza benefits MS Dream Center, shoppers


Shopping for the holidays can be a trying experience for even the most seasoned shopper. On Nov. 7, you can tackle all your holiday shopping in a festive environment, complete with music, raffles, food and entertainment. Best of all, it benefits the MS Dream Center, which is dedicated to supporting individuals with multiple sclerosis and their loved ones.

The Holiday Extravaganza takes place at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, located at 60 Rhodes Place in Cranston on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Pat Paolino Cruz of Business Networking Events will host the event. Admission is $40, which will benefit the MS Dream Center, and includes food stations, desserts from Bakery Boutique and Edible Arrangements, music, entertainment, a cash bar and the opportunity to shop in an adult-only environment.

Among the companies that will be offering their merchandise at the extravaganza are Alex and Ani, Alexander’s Uniform, Mary Kay, Joe’s Place, Sweet Melissa’s, Studio Exhale, Sports and More!, Verizon, Touchstone Crystal, Unique Fitness, Avon, Thirty One, M.I.N.E. (Made In New England), Soma Intimates, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, E’s Divine Pet Salon, Betty’s Candies, Russo Neuromuscular Massage Center, Tupperware, Longaberger, Miche, TiddlyWinks Toys, Chow Food Fun Group, Premier Designs, Garden City Eye Care, Giggleroo and more.

Music will be provided by Church of the Holy Name of Jesus Gospel Choir and the Cranston High School West Chamber Orchestra.

“The holiday extravaganza is a great opportunity for people to shop in a fun, festive environment while benefiting the MS Dream Center,” said Anne DelSignore, who is chairing the event. “We are proud to have some of Rhode Island’s top retailers and businesses selling their goods at this event.”

For more details on the Holiday Extravaganza or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Anne DelSignore at 330-7470 or by email at


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