They say “one good turn deserves another,” and on Jan. 26 good deeds were celebrated with great fanfare at the Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel. The Greater Miami & Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross hosted the 2019 Florence Spottswood Humanitarian of the Year Award and Gala, honoring Tom Callahan as the 2019 recipient of the titular award, for his lifetime of service, support and commitment to our community. There were drinks and dancing, laughter and lightness, as well as a recommitment to the service of the citizens of Key West. The event was founded by the Spottswood family in honor of matriarch Florence, who established the first Red Cross chapter in the Florida Keys in 1917.
Organizer Liz Love and DJ Top Jimmy cut up on the dance floor. CHE ANDRE/Keys Weekly
Dapper Trio: Bill, Chaz and Robert Spottswood suit up for the occasion. CHE ANDRE/Keys Weekly
Michelle, Andrea, Jessica and Bill Spottswood enjoy the family affair.
Elana and Robert Spottswood dance the night away in style. CHE ANDRE/Keys Weekly
Paige Volpenhein, Natalie Nites, Emily Nixon, Suzie Bruels and Emma Tober give the crowd a fabulously feathered show while DJ Top Jimmy looks on. CHE ANDRE/Keys Weekly
Joanne Nowlin, Deborah Koch, Julia Bianchi, Kate Miano, Tom Callahan and Robert Spottswood pause for a photo during the night of fun. CHE ANDRE/Keys Weekly