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Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee Announces Annual Awards Banquet Cancelled until 2021

Pawtucket – In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global impact it has had our daily lives and its future uncertainty, the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee has voted to postpone the Annual Awards Banquet which was scheduled for November 6, 2020.

While the committee shared in the disappointment of not hosting an event this year where selected inductees are honored for their achievements and overall positive impact on the City of Pawtucket, several factors came into play which influenced the committee’s decision.  The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Awards Banquet annually held at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center is a local celebration that typically attracts up to 300 guests and oftentimes includes attendees traveling from beyond Rhode Island borders.   Consideration was given to the overall safety issues, as well as the state's new COVID-19 restrictions placed on group gatherings.   This Committee believed it was best to wait a year to maintain a quality event that Pawtucket would be proud of.

Each year, the Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee advertises a public ‘call’ for nominees for induction into the Pawtucket Hall of Fame.   Nominees need not be native born to Pawtucket, but must have had some significant impact on the city as a whole.  This award is given to those selected nominees who have gone "above and beyond" in their community service activities and/or whose contributions have served as a vehicle, by bringing positive local, state or national impact upon the city.  All nominations currently received will be considered for 2021.   

The Pawtucket Hall of Fame is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in 1986 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Pawtucket as a City. The purpose of the Pawtucket Hall of Fame is to honor the contributions of those individuals whose efforts have added to the heritage of the City of Pawtucket.

For additional information, please visit: “Hall of Fame” or contact Patricia S. Zacks, chair at 401-273-5367 or You may also find us on Facebook “Pawtucket Hall of Fame”. 


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Contact: Patricia Zacks, Chair

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