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October 28, 2012

Pawtucket Hall of Fame inductees, from left, Paul Audette, Jean A. Stizpeck, Norah Pollard (on behalf of her late father, John ‘Red’ Pollard), and Janice C. McHale, pose for a photo during an induction ceremony/dinner at the LeFoyer Club in Pawtucket Friday night. Audette is a semi-retired businessman and philanthropist who served as a volunteer ombudsman for the Alliance for Better Long-Term Care, chaired the city's Affirmative Action Committee, and worked for decades assisting the needy. McHale and Stizpek organized Pawtucket's annual Winter Wonderland at Slater Park. Pollard, who died in 1981 at age 72, was a jockey who rode the legendary Seabiscuit and worked at the former Narragansett Park racetrack. Also inducted was Lt. Col. Henry Harrison Young, a Civil War soldier who was killed in an ambush while crossing the Rio Grande river in pursuit of Confederate
renegades after the war.


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