Pictured above: Ricky Campbell (third from left) and Sofia Riley (fourth from left) along with the Lakewood City Council at Tuesday’s Amazing Women event.
The Long Beach Press-Telegram newspaper honored 19 area women on November 10 at their sixth annual “Amazing Women” dinner. Original Lakewood resident Ricky Campbell was one of the honorees, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for a history of volunteering that started when she was 12 years old and continues strong today through her work with Meals on Wheels and the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries.
Another honoree was Sofia Riley, the co-owner of Thank Goodness It’s Sofia catering, which serves The Centre at Sycamore Plaza in Lakewood. Sofia has built a successful business that has helped hundreds of Lakewood families and organizations celebrate special occasions at The Centre and other locations in the region.
Sofia is also well known for giving back to the community through numerous charitable endeavors such as the Long Beach Cancer League and Food Finders.