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April 16, 2013
Contact: Bevin Theodore, Director of PR & Communications
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Photo caption: Bowdon High School’s Spanish Honor Society was one of the clubs presented with a Bowdon’s Best Award this year.
Bowdon’s Best Awards recognize community members that embody KidsPeace mission of giving hope, help, healing
BOWDON – The second annual Bowdon’s Best awards ceremony, sponsored by KidsPeace National Centers of Georgia, was held March 27 on the KidsPeace campus in Bowdon. Throughout the year, nominations are accepted from the community, and the adults, students, businesses, clubs and/or organizations who are determined to have most embodied KidsPeace’s mission of “giving hope, help and healing” to the community are selected as Bowdon’s Best.
This year, club awards were presented to Bowdon Elementary School’s Robotic Club and Bowdon High School’s Spanish Honor Society. A business award was presented to Bank of North Georgia, and individual awards were presented to Lisa Wheaton, Scott Estes, Jan Johnson and Dwight Hochstetler.
Approximately 60 community members attended the ceremony, including representatives from the Carroll County Board of Education; Bowdon area principals, teachers and students; KidsPeace Georgia Board of Associate members; Bowdon City Council members and the mayor and police chief.
Bowdon’s Best committee members are Kenny Akins, Carolyn Crawford, Scott Estes, Connie Gibson, Jan Lloyd, Scott Merritt, Alan Rainwater, Chris Salter and Kathy Waldrop. Catering was provided by Debra Gibbs. Terry Lowry, conductor of the Carroll Symphony Orchestra, provided music for the event.
For 130 years, KidsPeace has been building on its expertise to give hope, help and healing to children, families and communities throughout the United States. Through its comprehensive range of residential treatment programs; accredited educational services; unique psychiatric hospital and foster care and community-based programs, KidsPeace is dedicated to helping people connect, transform and overcome their challenges to ensure a stable future, transition to adulthood and gain independence. Since its doors opened in 1882, more than 200,000 children have participated in one of the multitude of programs KidsPeace offers. For additional resources or more information on how to get involved, become a foster parent or make a donation, please visit www.kidspeace.org. Follow us at www.facebook.com/kidspeace.org or on Twitter @KidsPeace.