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Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces 2023 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees and Person of the Year Award

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee proudly announces this year’s list of 2023 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees. The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, November 3, 2023, beginning at 6 pm (reception), and 7 pm (dinner) at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 172 Exchange Street, Pawtucket, RI, catered by Pranzi.

Our Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be RI Radio & TV and 2017 Pawtucket Hall of Famer, Ron St. Pierre. Opening our ceremonies for the evening will be 2022 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductee, James R. Hoyt, Jr. (chief executive officer of the Boy’s & Girls Club of Pawtucket). The induction award is given to those individuals whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have gone ‘above & beyond’ in their community service activities and/or who have been vehicles that shine a positive light upon the city.

This year’s 2023 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees are: Gail Ahlers (CEO, The Empowerment Factory), Phyllis Nathanson (real estate developer and artist advocate), Beth Roberge, (advocate for older Rhode Islanders), Rick Roth (owner of Mirror Image, a cutting edge textile printing company, lifetime activist, and founder of Pawtucket Film Festival), Patricia St. Germain (long-time Fairlawn activist and President of Fairlawn Against Crime Together), and historical inductee, Martha Jencks Chase (early American pioneer and inventor).

In addition to these inductions, this year’s recipient of the traditional “Person of the Year Award”, which is given to recognize the person the committee believes has made an outstanding contribution over this past year will be presented to be Anchor/Reporter, Alison Bologna from WJAR NBC10.

Tickets are $95.00 per person (after October 14 – $105.00 per person) and will be available beginning in September (cash or check only). Tables of (10) may be purchased to accommodate a group or family and should be purchased early. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main Street, Pawtucket, RI which is open 7 days a week from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, OR by mail addressed to: Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee, 137 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Checks should be made payable to Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee. Tickets will not be sold after October 21 and will not be sold at the door.

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 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.


CONTACT: Patricia S. Zacks, Chair

(401) 273-5367