The 2024 Harvey Ball Friday, October 4

Friday, October 4, 2024
World Smile Day

23rd Annual Harvey Ball

Location: TBD
5:30-9:00 PM

The 2024 Harvey Ball Smile Award recipients are
The Coghlin Family

TICKETS AND SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE

EARLY BIRD Tickets available through August 30, 2024
VIP Reception & The Harvey Ball – $175.00  |  The Harvey Ball General Admission – $125.00

TICKET pricing after August 30, 2024
VIP Reception & The Harvey Ball – $200.00  |  The Harvey Ball General Admission – $150.00

Please note: VIP Reception will begin at 5:30pm; General Admission to the Harvey Ball will begin at 6:30pm

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Worcester Historical Museum is excited to announce that the 2024 Harvey Ball Smile Award will be presented to the Coghlin Family—James Coghlin Sr., James Coghlin Jr., and Chris Coghlin of the Coghlin Companies, and Susan Mailman of Coghlin Electrical Contractors.  For more than 130 years, since 1885, John P. Coghlin, an engineering and manufacturing pioneer, founded Coghlin Electric Company, the family and its companies have been dedicated to serving the citizens and businesses of Worcester and the surrounding communities.

The Harvey Ball Award was initiated in 2001 to recognize Harvey Ball and his iconic image, Smiley Face, the universal symbol of happiness and goodwill.  The “Harvey” is presented annually to an individual, organization, or group of individuals whose commitments have made a difference in the city of Worcester.  Contributing to greater Worcester for over 130 years – dedicated to community involvement and remarkable work culture – the Coghlin Family truly makes Worcester smile!

On behalf of the Coghlin Family, Chris Coghlin, President, CEO and Chief Culture Officer of the Coghlin Companies announced, “It is a great honor for our family to be named the 2024 recipient of the Harvey Ball Smile Award. We look forward to receiving this distinguished honor on behalf of four generations of Coghlin family business leaders, countless dedicated professionals that have worked for Coghlin’s, and so many trusted community leaders.”

Bill Wallace, Executive Director, stated, “The Coghlin family has had a profound impact on Worcester and Central Massachusetts, truly making our communities smile.  We are proud to honor the memory and legacy of Harvey Ball and his world-famous creation, Smiley Face, with this presentation.”

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 4 as, together, we celebrate
World Smile Day, the Coghlin Family, and all things SMILEY.

A spectacular evening is being planned and will include live entertainment, award presentations, fun auction items, and much more.  Ticket and additional event information to follow.

Interested in becoming a sponsor, making a contribution, or donating an auction item?
CLICK HERE for a list of sponsorship and donation opportunities.

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