Hattie Brown Award Recipients for the 235th Fourth of July Celebration
202o Hattie Brown Award Recipient
The Hattie Brown Award is named in honor of longtime active Fourth of July Committee member, the late Hattie Brown. The award is presented annually to a worthy Bristolian who demonstrates the same spirit of community service that was exhibited by Ms. Brown. Hattie was well known for her charitable contributions and activities in Bristol and throughout the State.
Our Hattie Brown award recipient for 2020 is Keri Davock.
Keri is a Bristol resident born and raised here. She currently resides in Bristol with her fiance Hoslie, daughter Katrina, and son Kaiden. Keri is one of the three sisters known as the "Davock" girls.
She is a fundraising expert and raises money for folks in immediate need: children that have lost parents, people burdened with medical costs, people in need of food and/or clothing, and for numerous Bristol Warren Regional School District programs.
The answer is always "Yes" when the question is "Can you help".
She along with her sisters have participated in Operation Toy Soldier, collecting toys for Rhode Island military families and the Annual Bristol Warren Turkey Drive (this year they collected over 100 turkeys). She has raised money for families like Natalie Swift while she battled ALS and Crystal Rainey who recently passed away suddenly from cancer leaving behind three young children. Keri also sponsored a fundraiser for Keri Strong, a young mother fighting breast cancer.
She has cooked and donated pasta dinners for East Bay Girls Hockey, Mt. Hope High School and Kickemuit Middle School Wrestling, Best Buddies program, East Bay Warriors, and Friends of Jimmy Cabral who is on a transplant list for a kidney.
All of this is only what she has participated in since the Fall of 2019.
Can you imagine the changes she has made in people’s lives during her life time?
She is a true role model for our community and an example of what good citizenship and volunteering is all about. As a friend said of Keri, “Her dedication to helping people is a lifestyle that continues every day”.
Hattie Brown would surely be so proud of all that Keri has done and continues to do.