Bartow’s Frank Gandy was honored Saturday before the Archery competition at Central Florida Archers with an heirloom antique statue at the opening of the Polk County Senior Games.
The statue was presented by Central Florida Archers Vice President Bob Schofield, whose family had kept the heirloom since the 1920s.
The award was made just before the archery competition was to start.
“We presented the statue to Frank because of his reputation and the good that he represents,” said Schofield.
The Florida International Senior Games and State Championships opened Saturday in Lakeland with action in five sports. The nine-day Olympic-style Sports Festival for athletes age 50 and older features nearly 2,200 senior athletes competing in 22 sports.
In results from Saturday’s opening
competition, those from Bartow who placed included in bowling, in the
65-69 year old category, in Women’s Doubles, Dee Mixon and Romola Mills of Cape Coral finished second with a score of 930.
In Men’s Doubles in bowling, in the 65-69 year old category, Richard Coleman, Lake Alfred and James Harrison Jr., Bartow, finished first with a score of 1,376.
In Men’s Doubles in bowling, Jamie Angula and John Spencer, Lakeland finished second with 1,239.
In Mixed Doubles in bowling, Dee Mixon and Darryl Burns of Largo finished first with a score of 1,187.
In Mixed Doubles in bowling, Hellen Cruz and John Spencer, Lakeland finished second in the 70-74 year old category with a score of 1,037.