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Date of Issue: December 09, 2009

AID honors Ambrose

Nancy Ambrose accepts the Bunnell Humanitarian Award Nov. 25 from the Rev. John Bonser, president of All Island Denominations.

Holmes Beach resident Nancy Ambrose recently received an award from All Island Denominations “for selfless service to others in the name of their faith and as a result of their faith.”

The honor, the Bunnell Humanitarian Award, was established in the name of the Rev. Myron Bunnell, pastor emeritus of Harvey Memorial Community Church and a founder of AID.

Previous recipients include Bunnell, Ann Snell, Hal Pierce, Gladys Athorne, Brendan Greene, Joseph Kane, Coletta Sundstrom, Edgar Huth, Jeannette Cashman, Pierrette Kelly, Burrell Maschek, Ray Simches, the Rev. Frank Hutchison, Virginia Heatley, Bobbie Keith and Jeanne Maschek, the Rev. Clement Walker, Robert Meyland, Paul Swanberg and Gladys Martineau.

Presenting the award to Ambrose, a volunteer for numerous groups, the Rev. John Bonser said, “One can scarcely pick up a copy of a local newspaper without finding a story about some worthy cause ending with the message, ‘For more information, call 518-4431.’ That’s Nancy Ambrose’s cell-phone number.”

Bonser, president of AID, cited Ambrose’s work as an advocate for advances in cancer treatment and research, as a founder of the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, as an organizer of the Bridge Street Market and as a volunteer with many local organizations, including AID, the coalition of Island churches.

Ambrose is the community ambassador for The Islander newspaper.