This year’s HARVEY BALL will be VIRTUAL and held on World Smile Day, Friday, October 2 from 7-8 PM EST. “We have a spectacular show being planned by professional technicians and a great committee, that will feature THE BEST entertainment ever!” commented Worcester Historical Museum executive director, William Wallace. Wallace went on to say, “more importantly, this year’s very talented and compassionate group of recipients…along with our wonderful past recipients…shows like a family album of what makes us Worcester. They are all icons for happiness and goodwill…just like Harvey Ball’s famous Smiley Face…and something we need now more than ever”. In honor of the 20th Anniversary of THE HARVEY BALL, WHM is pleased to present this year’s 20 fabulous recipients…

“The Big 3” (for keeping our city safe—City Manager Edward Augustus, Medical Director Michael Hirsh, MD, Mayor Joseph Petty) Melanie Bonsu * State Senator Harriette L. Chandler NBC’s The Voice 2019 Runner-up Ricky Duran * Judge Martha Grace * Judi Kirk Satya Mitra, Ph.D. * AiVi Nguyen, Esq. * NBC’s The Voice 2016 Winner Alisan Porter POW! WOW! Worcester * St. John’s Food Pantry stART on the Street * Imrana Soofi * Nellie Toney * Dolly Vazquez Vision for Worcester (Paul Demoga, Esq., Edward Madaus) Dee Wells * James Welu * WooFood Favorites (George’s Coney Island, Table Talk Pies) Worcester Women’s Oral History Project

Biographies, tickets, and sponsorship pricing/sales will be available shortly.

This year’s Harvey Ball will feature a week-long online silent auction by very talented artists, a facemask challenge, pre-packaged dinners for purchase to enjoy the night of The Ball, and even an online merchandising shoppe. Start planning your exciting evening soon!

About “The Harvey” – Worcester Historical Museum is proud to honor the memory of and legacy of Harvey Ball and his world-famous creation, Smiley Face.  The “Harvey” is presented annually to an individual, organization, or group of individuals whose commitments have made a difference in the city of Worcester…and helped people throughout the community smile.

PAST RECIPIENTS: Allen W. Fletcher, Denis Leary, Leslie Courtney, John W. Spillane, Charles F. Monahan, Jr., Richard B. Kennedy, Timothy P. Murray, Jane Petrella, Mary DeFeudis, The Crowley Family, Myles, and Jean McDonough, Michael V. O’Brien, Mary, and Warner Fletcher, Charles P. Ball, Canal District Alliance, Mark and Janice Fuller, Patty Eppinger, Cliff Rucker, Dale LePage

Click here to view this year’s Sponsor Opportunities (see attached)

Photographs from Previous Harvey Balls

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