VERO BEACH, Fl. – (April 7, 2009) – John’s Island Real Estate Company is pleased to announce that Bob Gibb, President, was honored by the Cultural Council of Indian River County on March 25th, 2009 at the 14th Annual Laurel Awards Dinner at Grand Harbor Club. The Laurel Awards recognize leaders that contribute to the quality of the cultural community of Vero Beach in the areas of business, philanthropy, professionalism and volunteerism.
The particular award Mr. Gibb received is the Carolyn K. Eggert Award. This award is given to individuals who have made long-term, noteworthy contributions of both money and time to the wider cultural community. It is not awarded every year, and only at the discretion of the selection committee.
Cultural Council board member Mary Schenkel, who submitted Bob’s name as a candidate for this award said, “You’d be hard-pressed to find a non-profit organization that Bob has not supported or touched in some positive manner in Vero Beach and he throws himself whole-heartedly into everything he does for this community.”
John’s Island Real Estate Company sells exclusively John’s Island properties and has been since 1969. John’s Island is a private residential, oceanfront community of approximately 1,300 families. It offers a fine selection of elegant homes and gracious condominium residences encompassing 1,650 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intercoastal Waterway.
The exclusive John’s Island Club offers fine dining in several clubhouses, including a new Beach Club with exquisite ocean views, three championship 18-hole golf courses designed by Pete Dye and Tom Fazio, tennis and squash facilities, state-of-the-art fitness center and three miles of private beach access.