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Sponsoring Children:

Howell & Thornhill, P.A., has sponsored little league teams throughout Polk County for decades.  Sports help children learn to try their best and to work together.  Howell & Thornhill, P.A., is proud to partner with parents throughout Polk County to help their children grow and learn.

Bicycle Helmet Giveaway

Promoting Health:
Even though Florida law requires children to wear bike helmets, Howell & Thornhill continues to see too many children riding bikes without them. At Howell & Thornhill, we want all of the children in our community to wear helmets because we know they prevent serious injuries and save lives.

Howell & Thornhill, in cooperation with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Winter Haven Police Department, gave away hundreds of free bicycle helmets to Winter Haven and Auburndale area children.

Howell & Thornhill presented the Helmet Giveaway as part of its community wide mission to promote child safety and prevent serious injuries. Thanks to the overwhelming response, Howell & Thornhill is planning a second helmet giveaway for the Fall.

Children aged 6-11 who were accompanied by an adult received a free helmet and fitting. All bike helmets are SNELL Certified and meet U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission standards. Each helmet came equipped with an owner’s manual and CPSC labels of certification.

If your child is still in need of a bicycle helmet, then please accompany your child, aged 6-11, to our offices in Winter Haven to pick up a free bicycle helmet while supplies last.
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Tri Thornhill is a member of Lakeland Downtown Kiwanis club, which focuses on charities for children.  In 2011, Mr. Thornhill helped organize the “Peanut Auction” which is a silent auction to fund all the charity works of Kiwanis as well as raise money for AMIKids, an organization that helps children at risk. In 2012, Mr. Thornhill helped organize the Kiwanis Cares Charity Auction that raised money for the Salvation Army.   Every year since 2013, Tri has served as chairman of the Rudolph Round-up Committee, which sponsors Christmas gifts for children for Heartland for Children, an organization that helps abused or neglected children in Central Florida.  For more on Kiwanis, click here. Mr. Thornhill is also a member of Justice Teaching, an organization that teaches students about the justice system.  Mr. Thornhill talks with all 7th grade students at Daniel Jenkins Middle School in Haines City, Florida.   For more on Justice Teaching, please visit www.justiceteaching.org. Tri also delivers groceries monthly to homebound seniors with VISTE, Volunteers in Service to the Elderly, which can be reached at www.viste.org
Sherri Scarborough is a member of the Winter Haven Rotary Club which strives to put service before self.  In 2011, Mrs. Scarborough helped fellow Rotarians raise money to purchase uniforms for local elementary students, dictionaries for middle school kids, and a $5,000.00 annual college scholarship.  In 2012, Mrs. Scarborough helped packaging 50,000 meals for the hungry to be given away in the Winter Haven area.  Mrs. Scarborough also supports The Mission in Winter Haven which helps feed and clothe the hungry and those in need.  

Every year The Mission collaborates with local churches and collects thousands of toys to be given away for Christmas to needy families locally.   The parents are allowed to “shop” for free and choose the gifts that best suit their children’s Christmas wishes. To learn more about The Mission visit them at http://lovemakingadifference.com
Spencer Pastorin is involved in charitable projects that help children in the area, including volunteering at Give Kids the World. He’s also participated in different service projects through Davenport Four Corners Kiwanis and First Friday Kids’ Support Group.
Jesse Leon McDaniel reviewed Howell & Thornhill P.A. — 5 star
March 13, 2018

I want to say a special thank you to Tommy Ray for the help with a homeless vet. The donation of the tv meant so much to this vet he could not believe that someone he never met would help. This vet is a Vietnam Veteran and had nothing. This is the kind of people that work at Howell and Thornhill thank you. We now have this vet with shelter .
Breezy Luviano recommends Howell & Thornhill P.A.
December 17, 2018

My experience with Howell & Thornhill was beyond our expectations, Spencer and Roselia were always there when we had questions and kept us informed of anything new with the case.We can’t thank both of them enough for the services they provided. There’s honestly no better place to go.
Fred McClure Jr reviewed Howell & Thornhill P.A. — 5 star
June 8, 2018

What a great experience we had with this firm. Spencer and his team went above and beyond my expectations. Check them out if you need some legal help. Trust me when I say that these insurance company’s are get hard to deal with. You are definitely gonna need to bring your “A” game. So bring Howell and Thornhill P.A.
If you are injured by a careless driver do not even consider going it alone. PIP rules and insurance companies are  NOT USER FRIENDLY! Spencer Pastorin and Howell & Thornhill rescued me from the sticky web that no-fault has become. Recovering from a bicycle vs truck crash is certainly not easy but good personal injury lawyers can prevent a whole lot of frustration and help you get the compensation you deserve.

- Mike Mosall