Instead of lawmakers and lobbyists, the halls of the Rhode Island State House were taken over by South County vendors on Tuesday. All of the vendors were there to promote their businesses as part of the South County Day celebration.� The Rhode Island clam chowder from Yawgoo Bakes and Barbeques was especially popular. So were the Johnny Cakes from Kenyon's Grist Mill.� If you were looking for steamers, clams and oysters, Matunuck Oyster Farm had plenty to go around.� But it wasn't just about the food. There was history to be learned.� The Nathanael Greene Homestead Museum showed a glimpse of the Revolutionary War.� And the Kingston Train Station plays a crucial role in South County tourism, bringing in 160,000 people last year.� "We are very pleased with the results we've gotten in these challenging economic times," said Myrna George of the South County Tourism Council.
South County Vendors Take Over State House
Saturday, July 17, 2010 8:00 PM