2017 Avon Dad of the Year Finalists
You’ve sent in your nominations, and now it’s time to decide the Dad of the Year! The following are finalists for 2017 Avon Dad of the Year. Visit avonmagazine.com to cast your vote for the winner. The deadline to vote is May 12, and you can vote once daily until then.
Nominated by Stacy Harrop, who says:
My dad is an Avon realtor, who quietly spreads random acts of kindness throughout the Avon community. He’s given a handful of gift cards to a cashier at Taco Bell in need, given Christmas to low income families, excessively large tips to waitresses/waiters in need. Who knows what all he does because he would never admit to any of it. Bill is also the symbol of a great dad by how he treats our mom. He drives my mom to work everyday, just so they can be together. Buys cake for her entire office for nurses week. My dad also attends every event and activity that all of his 10 grandchildren do. He’s my realtor, handyman, accountant, counselor and mentor.
Nominated by Loree Wheeler, who says:
I always tell our kids that they hit the dad jackpot. We have six kids ages 9 through 16. Brian invests so much time into each of them and makes each one feel special. We are a blended family and from the day we said, “I do” he took my kids under his wing and has loved them as his own. He coaches the kids’ teams, takes them on one-on-one dates, takes them to breakfast before school, encourages their dreams and empowers them to be the best they can be. He is taking our three oldest children on a mission trip to help orphans in Mexico this summer. He also loves and cherishes me, which gives the kids a great example of how to love their spouse one day.
Nominated by Kayla Aldridge, who says:
My dad has always worked so hard for me, my mom and my sister, sacrificing his time and money to give us more than we deserve. This year, he started his own company with my mom, Jill. He has always preached to us that we should do what we love in life, and he is proving to us that it is never too late to do what you love. I am so proud of him for stepping out and taking a risk to do what he is passionate about. It has been a hard road for my parents this year, but through it all my dad has maintained grace and love to us and the community, and I am so proud to call him my dad.