Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces 2019 inductees

Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces 2019 inductees

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee announces this year’s 2019 Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees.

The public is invited to its annual Pawtucket Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 1, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m., at the Pawtucket Armory Arts Center, 173 Exchange St.

The master of ceremonies for the evening will be Alison Bologna, anchor/reporter at WJAR NBC10. This award is given to individuals whose efforts, in any line of endeavor, have gone above and beyond in their community service activities and/or who have been vehicles that shine a positive light upon the city.

This year’s 2019 Pawtucket Hall of Fame Inductees are: Dr. Joseph Box, humanitarian/dentist; Joseph Fleming, political strategist/veteran teacher; Larry Holloway, coach and mentor; the late Thomas A. Holleran, veteran educator/community volunteer; Raymond McGee, mentor/athletic director; Arthur Plitt, community organizer/volunteer; Susan Reed, city librarian/community volunteer; and Neil Steinberg, president and CEO of the R.I. Foundation.

Also being recognized as “historical inductees” are Darius Goff and sons, Lyman B. Goff and Darius Goff Jr.

In addition to these inductions, this year’s Person of the Year Award, which is given to the person the committee believes has made an outstanding contribution over this past year, will be presented to developer Leslie Moore.

Tickets are $65 per person (cash or check only) and will be available for purchase beginning in September. Tickets may be purchased at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center, 175 Main St. in Pawtucket, which is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tables of 10 may be purchased to accommodate a group or family. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Checks should be made payable to: Pawtucket Hall of Fame Committee.

The Pawtucket Hall of Fame is a nonprofit 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 information, visit www.pawtucketri.com or call 401-273-5367.