Dyer Difference Helps Rings and Wings
Article by Wendy Dwyer
One of the top three annual events in Indian River County is Florida Craft Brew & Wingfest – a day when the whole community takes wing – chicken wing, that is. Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise Foundation puts on the event to help fund services provided to tens of thousands of individuals through over 50 service projects each year, and the community flocks to attend and enjoy craft brews of every conceivable flavor and a whole lot of wings. The event, which is scheduled for February 15, 2020, will feature over 180 craft and micro brews, four live bands, and a wing contest to see which local restaurant has the Best Vero Beach Wings. And while the Dyer Difference Award Committee loves wings, what they loved even more about the event is Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise’s commitment to the community through support of educational, youth guidance, environmental, nutrition, and service projects. That’s why they chose Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise as the December Dyer Difference Award recipient in Indian River County.
Did you know that most juvenile crimes occur in the hours immediately following the end of the school day, when many parents are working and children are often left with minimal supervision? To help ensure a safe, healthy, and positive alternative, the nonprofit organization, A Future Worth Fighting 4, is creating an after-school program of boxing and fitness, with a healthy side order or mentoring and positive guidance. The Dyer Difference Award committee in St. Lucie County recognized the organization with the December Dyer Difference Award because they agreed that, with a place to expend energy, practice a sport, and learn teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and respect, there will be more sweat in the gym and less trouble on the streets.
Since relocating to the area in 2008, each month, Dyer Chevrolet staff members at Dyer Chevrolet Fort Pierce and Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru in Vero Beach meet to review the applications which have been submitted in their respective counties and select one non-profit organization to receive that month’s recognition and a $3,000 award in each county. For the Dyer family and the members of the Dyer staff, the award and the $6,000 in donations between the two counties are all about helping to make a positive difference in the community. For the recipients, it’s an acknowledgement of their tireless efforts to do the same and a much-needed financial boost to help further their missions. If you’d like to nominate a non-profit organization for the Dyer Difference Award, please visit www.dyerdifference.org or find Dyer Difference on Facebook.