The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island held its 2019 Lobster Bake Aug. 8 at the Fort Getty Pavilion in Jamestown, Rhode Island. Photos by Shane Sweet
Nicholas Micheletti, retired from Micheletti Oil Service, Johnston, R.I., and a member of the board of directors of the Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island, and Ron Como, who was an instructor for more than 40 years at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, R.I., were inducted into the Oil Heat Institute’s Hall of Fame at the 2019 Annual Lobster Bake held Aug. 8 at Fort Getty in Jamestown.
“The event itself is for everybody to come out and enjoy each other’s company,” Roberta Fagan, executive director and CEO of the Institute, said. “Socializing, camaraderie, a little bit of networking, but really it’s a way for everybody to celebrate not only their hard work but employers are able to bring their employees and show their appreciation,” Fagan said. “It’s a nice event. Everybody has a wonderful time.” About 160 people attended, Fagan estimated, calling it “a great turnout.” She added, “It was a gorgeous day, the weather could not have been nicer.”
This was the third year the event was held at Fort Getty, but the event has a history dating back to the 1950s, organized by various incarnations of the state’s oil heat industry group.