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And Person of the Year Award

The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee proudly announces this year’s list of 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees. The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2016, beginning at 6:00 p.m. (reception) at the Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Blvd., Pawtucket, RI. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, open 7 days a week from 10-4pm beginning October 1. Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Anchor/Reporter, Alison Bologna from WJAR NBC10. This award is given to those individuals who have gone “above and beyond” in helping their community, and this is a way of recognizing those pertinent and outstanding contributions.

This year’s 2016 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees are: (community leader/philanthropist and businessman) Melvin G. Alperin; (nationally-recognized horse trainer) Nino Calabro; (retired Pawtucket Policeman) Dino DeLuca; (the late-former Mayor) the Honorable Mayor James E. Doyle; (Senior VP of Revenue of the Americas-Associated Press) David Gwizdowski; (retired-Pawtucket Policeman and former State-Representative) the Honorable Attorney-General Peter Kilmartin; (the late-Pawtucket businessman) John Martins; and (Program Director/Horticultural Therapist at The Arc of Blackstone Valley) Anna McLaughlin. In addition to these inductions, the tradition of “Person of the Year” award,  which began two years ago, is a special award granted to the person the committee believes has made an outstanding contribution over the past year. This year’s award will be given to Terry Nau, author, former journalist and Vietnam Veteran for his contributions in bringing awareness to the 21 Pawtucket residents who were killed in the line of duty during the Vietnam War – “Pawtucket’s 21 Heroes”. 

Tickets are $40.00 per person (cash or check only) and may be purchased at the Blackstone Valley Visitor's Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket - open 7 days a week from 10-4pm. Seating is limited  Tickets will not be sold at the door and must be purchased in advance. Tables of ten (10) may be purchased to accomodate a group or family and should be purchased early as they will likely sell quickly. Checks should be made payable to the "Pawtucket Fall of Fame Committee". 

The Pawtucket Hall of Fame is a non-profit organization established in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pawtucket as a city. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor the contributions of people whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have added to the heritage of the City of Pawtucket. For more info, visit or call #273-5367.

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