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Bowman Trailer Leasing lauded

February 24, 2013
  • Todd Bowman, left, president of Bowman Trailer Leasing, is honored Feb. 9 at Walnut Street Community Health Center's annual Sweetheart Gala at Fountain Head Country Club in Hagerstown. With Bowman, from left, are Dr. Ilaya Rajagopal, director of the centers dental practice; Earl Stoner, president of the center's board of directors; and Kim Murdaugh, executive director of the center.
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Bowman Trailer Leasing was recognized by Walnut Street Community Health Center at its annual Sweetheart Gala on Feb. 9 at Fountain Head Country Club for the company’s contribution to the Walnut Street Dental Practice and its Healthy Smiles in Motion mobile dental unit.

Since the mobile dental unit began operations in November 2011, Bowman Trailer Leasing has provided a secure and sheltered space at its complex on Governor Lane Boulevard to store the unit when not in use.

Todd Bowman, president of Bowman Trailer Leasing, represented the company and the Bowman family at the gala.

“I can’t thank the Bowman family enough for their generosity,” said Kim Murdaugh, executive director of Walnut Street Community Health Center. “Storing the dental unit in a secure garage out of the weather would cost the center thousands of dollars each year. I can’t imagine the damage Hurricane Sandy would have done if the unit had been parked in the center’s open parking lot.”

Healthy Smiles in Motion began operating in November 2011, providing dental screenings to students at Washington County Head Start sites. Then, in collaboration with Washington County Public Schools, the mobile unit began traveling to selected elementary, middle and high schools to provide easy access to dental care for students during the school day.

Pediatric and general dentists provide cleanings, sealants, fillings and other dental care as needed. Healthy Smiles in Motion also provides dental services to patients of Tri-State Community Health Center in Hancock.

Walnut Street Community Health Center is a tax-exempt charitable organization with medical and dental offices in downtown Hagerstown. The organization’s Sweetheart Gala is an annual fundraiser held every February. Proceeds from the event are being dedicated to the oral-health needs of children and adults in Washington County who have no dental insurance or means to pay for dental care.

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