Jennie & Kevin Bowler Honored for their Community Service
May 17, 2018, Daytona Beach, FL – Council on Aging’s (COA) Living Gifts Foundation honored Jennie and Kevin Bowler at the 14th Annual Glenn & Connie Ritchey Community Service Awards event Friday, May 11, 2018. A strong Irish theme delighted more than 300 guests at the Daytona 500 Club. The event succeeded in raising over $125,000 to benefit needy senior citizens in our community.
“Jennie and Kevin Bowler are a shining example of what community service is truly about,” said Glenn Ritchey, event host. “Their contributions to this community, both business and personal, made them an obvious choice to be honored by COA.” Among those who spoke on the Bowlers behalf was Bishop John Noonan from the Diocese of Orlando, Florida, who spoke of their work with Father Lopez Catholic High School.
Brown & Brown returned as this year’s Presenting Sponsor. Joining them in support of COA were Halifax Health, Boulevard Tire Center, City of Daytona Beach, Daytona Beverages, Halifax Insurance Partners, ICI Homes, Jim & Sharon France, Jon Hall Chevrolet, The Lohman Family & Lohman Property Management, Boys & Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler Counties, Central Florida Retina Consultants, Daytona Auto Mall, Dex Imaging, Duke Energy, Embassy of Hope Foundation, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Florida Health Care Plans, Florida Hospital, Florida Power & Light, NASCAR/Daytona International Speedway, Security First, Teledyne Oil & Gas/Marine, and the Volusia County Council.
“The Ritchey Community Service Award is given to an area couple or family that has demonstrated a strong philanthropic heart through dedication and service to our community,” said COA President and CEO Sarah Gurtis. Past honorees include Chris & Charlie Lydecker, Annie Bledsoe France and Bill France Sr., Dr. Michelle Carter-Scott & Vince Carter, Gale Lemerand & Jill Simpkins, Betty Jane France & Bill France, Jr., Larry & Joan Kelly, Hyatt & Cici Brown, Mori & Forough Hosseini, Joe & Barbara Petrock, Bert & Julie Reames, Jimmy & Phannye Huger, Lesa France Kennedy & Brian France, and Glenn & Connie Ritchey.
Mark your calendar for Friday, May 10, 2019, for our 15th annual event!