Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center Humanitarian Awards to be presented


Several individuals and organizations from the Greater Bristol community will be honored by the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center during the 31st Annual Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Thursday Oct. 8. The dinner will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in Bristol.

This year’s honorees have been active in the community for years, often working behind the scenes and volunteering countless hours of service to organizations and individuals who need them the most.

The 2015 Humanitarian Service Award recipients are Leo Bonola and Paul Minor. The Humanitarian Award recognizes recipients for their dedication, sacrifice and accomplishments in humanitarian service.

The 2015 PLUS award will be presented to Mary Lynn Gagnon. The PLUS award is presented each year to a woman, family, or civic organization who unselfishly gives their time, energy and heartfelt devotion to people in the community .

The 2015 Oliver Gaudreau Award will be presented posthumously to Robert Gonyea. The Oliver Gaudreau was a dedicated Boys & Girls Club volunteer until his death at age 90. He was a 70 year member of the Older Members Association and spent a significant amount of his adult life working for the benefit of the club. Award recipients embody the characteristics Ollie represented over his lifetime. The 2015 Special Service Award will be presented to Thomaston Savings Bank. The Special Service Award is given each year to an organization that provides significant resources intended to enhance the lives of others in the Greater Bristol Community.

Tickets to the dinner are $50 per person and may be purchased online at or can be reserved by calling 860-540-3102.