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Senior of The Year Award winner, Chris Gow passing out flags at the Oceanside Independence Parade in June

Chris Gow Receives Senior of The Year Award

Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside announced its Senior of The Year Award at the Senior Expo which was held at the Oceanside Civic Center October 8, 2015. The Award was coordinated by the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Commission and the Senior Citizen Standing Committee. Twelve senior citizens were nominated.

The nominees were: Dick Bartlett, Judy Clarquist, William “Ted” Fritz, Chris Gow, Joan C. Horton, Howard LaGrange, Ed Partovich, Sondra Peppe, Anne Speraw, Michelle Ann Stone, Sharon Thomas and Gail Wells.

Chris Gow working as a volunteer during a Heritage Park concert

Chris Gow working as a volunteer during a Heritage Park concert

The honor was bestowed on Ms. Chris Gow. Chris has lived in Oceanside since 1997. She served in the US Army, was a member of the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), and has previously served for Oceanside Police Department Senior Volunteer Program.

“It is such an honor and I am so humbled” said Chris

Ms. Gow is a tremendous volunteer for MainStreet Oceanside, having served as a vendor volunteer, Ambassador and parade coordinator. She has been volunteering for several years with the Friends of Oceanside Parks (a non-profit fundraising group for Parks & Recreation).

Chris received a Proclamation from the City, a gift certificate, and her name has been inscribed on two plaques. The plaques list previous award winners, and future awardees names will be added. One will hang at the Country Club Senior Center and the other at El Corazon Senior Center.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Administration Office at (760) 435-5041. Find us on Facebook, (City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation) and visit the website: www.oceansiderec.com.

Editors note: I wish to congratulate Chris on this well deserved honor. It’s not hard to find a photo of Chris in our archive. She is volunteer at most any event in Oceanside and a good friend. Chris was nominated along with a group of well deserving individuals. Congratulations to all those nominated and congratulations Chris, on receiving the award.