Barnabas Honors Hometown Heroes

This year’s 3rd annual Barnabas Center Fashion Show Honoring Hometown Heroes, which takes place on Monday, Feb. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Host Sponsor Mocama Beer Company, is officially sold out. The Barnabas Center 2024 Hometown Heroes Fashion Show is an evening of gratitude Honoring Hometown Heroes in our healthy community. These heroes work tirelessly to give us the healthy community we all enjoy. They serve in our schools, healthcare facilities, essential and social services divisions, and as first responders.

The 2024 Hometown Heroes who are being recognized include:

Detective Henry Lee Holmberg, Nassau County Sheriff’s Office
Dr. Ken Owens, D.D.S., Dentist Volunteer at Barnabas Center
Maryellen Crocker, Director, Gracie’s Kitchen
Greg Shurman, Barnabas Ambassador and Mentor at Take Stock in Children
Emma Venerdi, Community Advocate
Chris Youngman, Fernandina Beach Fireman of the Year
Anne and Bill Gower, Community Champions
Keith Wingate, President, Northeast Florida Fair
Ashley Taylor, Nassau County School District Teacher of the Year
Becca Thomas, 2023 Florida Big Sister of the Year, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Evan Stewart, KPRO K9, LLC, Nassau County Humane Society
Jenny Wardinski, Ackerman Cancer Center
Charlie Park, Baptist Medical Center Nassau Caregiver of the Year
Carla Keane, RN, Baptist Medical Center Nassau Caregiver of the Year