U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michele Duffy of Ramona presents a certificate of recognition from the Department of the Army to Bob Davidson, owner of Big Apple Bagels. For the past six to eight months, Davidson has been donating bags of bagels to the Army Reserves’ Family Readiness Group, which assists military families by helping prepare them when a member is deployed and by offering a variety of programs and parties for military spouses and children. Once a month the group has a breakfast table at the Admiral Baker Field where Davidson’s bagels, coffee and other items are sold. Duffy said the military families enjoy Big Apple’s variety of bagels, and her sons, Sean, 12, and Colin, 11, spend those weekends working and selling at the breakfast table. Before Davidson began donating, the FRG had to purchase bagels, Duffy noted. “He’s just great,” she said of Davidson.
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