17th Annual Awards Gala

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Thank you to our 2016 Premier Gala Sponsor

Highlands Regional Medical Center


The 2016 Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Awards Gala was held on September 22nd, at Grace Bible Church in Sebring.
Honoring the Champion for Children award finalists Cynthia Barrett, Frannie Gillilan, Shannon Purvis, Laura Ritenour, and Linda Robinson. Also honoring our Hometown Hero Chief Thomas M. Dettman, and the Lifetime Achievement of Gary Lee.
With musical performances by Dawn Smith, Jill Jernigan, and Circle Theatre Acting Up.
Thank you to all our sponsors!  We are extremely grateful for the community’s fabulous support of our local child advocates and the Foundation’s successful initiatives. 

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2016 Award Recipient

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Lifetime Achievement Award
Honoring Gary Lee

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Chief Tom Dettman
2016 Hometown Hero

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