GREENWICH, Conn. -- The Glenville Volunteer Fire Company will honor Terry Betteridge, owner of Betteridge Jewelers, at its Oct. 27 annual cocktail reception.
Betteridge will be presented with the David N. Theis Award for Outstanding Service to the Community at the fire company’s event at Tamarack Country Club. The award is presented to "a deserving individual from Greenwich who selflessly and compassionately serves our residents, organizations, and institutions in an admirable and tireless manner," the department said.
“As a philanthropic leader in Greenwich, Terry Betteridge has come to embody the essence of a caring community,” said Sandy Kornberg, Glenville Volunteer Fire Company president.
Betteridge owned Betteridge Jewelers since taking over the business from his father in the mid-1970s. He has transformed the company into one of the leading high-end jewelry designers and retailers in the world, according to a press release from the fire department.
According to Betteridge, the award is particularly meaningful because it is named in honor of the late former Selectman Dave Theis.
“Dave Theis was a pillar of the community. He had a huge heart, and gave so much back to the community,” said Betteridge in the press release. “The award also means the world to me because it is from a local, all-volunteer fire company which has served me and my family for decades. I am humbled and honored to be recognized in this way.”
Proceeds from the evening will help the company raise money to purchase a Brush Truck, which assists firefighters in navigating through meadows, parking garages, and usually inaccessible narrow driveways and heavily wooded areas to reach active brush fires. This new vehicle will further enhance Glenville’s ability to respond to fires and other incidents throughout the town, as well as the Merritt Parkway.
The cocktail reception will feature silent and live auctions. Greenwich Police Chief Jim Heavey will serve as master of ceremonies.
Ticket and sponsorship opportunities are available at various levels. For more information, please call 203-532-9606 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information also is available at the company’s website .