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Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee Announces 2017 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees and Persons of the Year

Pawtucket-  The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee proudly announces this year’s list of 2017 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees.  The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 27, 2017 beginning at 6pm (reception), 7pm (dinner)  at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center (172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket). Tickets may be purchased at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI, open 7 days a week from 10-4pm.  Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Anchor/Reporter, Alison Bologna from WJAR NBC10.  Tickets are $45.00 per person (cash or check only) and must be purchased in advance.  Tables of (10) may be purchased to accommodate a group or family, and should be purchased early and as available.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  Checks should be made payable to: Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee.  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 2017 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees are: (civic activist)  Janina “Jean” Babiec;  (film director) Kevin Lima; (the late) coach and coordinator Robert K. Neill, Sr.;  and (Rhode Island radio personality) Ron St. Pierre.  Also being recognized as “historical inductees” are (the late) Dr. Ellen R. Jolly and (the late) Edwin Darling.  In addition to these inductions, the tradition of presenting the “Person of the Year” award, which began three years ago as a special award given to recognize the person(s)  the committee believes has made an outstanding contribution over the past year will be shared by two recipients this year:  Adrienne Marchetti, Director of the Pawtucket Soup Kitchen and Mayor Donald R. Grebien.   

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. 

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