Avis Swenson’s birthday Brings community together, Helps Honor Flight

Posted on 09 July 2015 by LeslieM

Photos by Rachel Galvin

Avis Swenson, well-known in Deerfield Beach for her never-ending community service, brought in a large crowd to Muddy Waters July 3 to celebrate her birthday. But, in typical Avis style, the celebration also gave back.

This time, money went to Honor Flight. The program brings vets and volunteers who assist them to Washington D.C to see the memorials there free of charge. She had the privilege of attending on April 15, 2015. Ironically, the story on Honor Flight, written by Sid Birns on July 2 in the Observer, proved to be timely.

The story was such a hit, it was framed and put next to the donation bucket near the door to collect donations for Honor Flight.

Avis encouraged those in attendance to give back when possible, whether it is being a part of a club like Rotary or Kiwanis, or helping Horses for the Handicapped or even “adopting a teacher.”

After all, the smallest effort can bring great rewards for someone else.

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