A nonprofit that serves seniors is hosting an awards gala in town this month.
Grand Rapids-based Senior Neighbors will host its 16 Over 60 event to honor individuals for their “positive impact and engagement in the community, inspiration to others and … unique qualities.”
Nov. 5 is the last day to register for the event, which takes place on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, at 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE.
Tickets are $125 per person and $75 for those 35 or younger.
U.S. military veterans 60 or older are given complimentary reservations.
16 Over 60 winners
JoAnn Abraham: executive leader, volunteer, mentor
Marian Barrera-Young: neighborhood leader, crime preventer, volunteer
Micki Benz: community champion, connector, mentor
Kate Dernocoeur: firefighter, adventure traveler, writer
Jarrett DeWyse: Dominican sister, social justice advocate, connector
Jack Greenfield: executive leader, collaborator, connector
Robert Hill: volunteer, musician, scoutmaster
Barbara Hohman: fundraiser, leader, music advocate
Priscilla Kimboko: professor, aging expert, wellness advocate
Robbie McCollum: teacher, event planner, etiquette coach
Leonard McElveen: executive leader, activist, spiritual guide
Gwendolyn Nathan: community volunteer, supporter, connector
Dr. Larry Robson: surgeon, community leader, mentor
Donna Sterling: supporter, aging advocate, volunteer
Barry Van Dyck: professor, mentor, runner
Karen Weaver: teacher, environmentalist, arts enthusiast