Theme for 91st annual event is ‘An Evening in the Woods’
Tickets are still available for both the annual Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet and the hunting and fishing trips to be given away at the event.
The 91st annual chamber membership banquet will recognize outstanding citizens and businesses of 2016, as well as give spectators a chance to win valuable hunting and fishing trips.
The theme for the banquet is “An Evening in the Woods,” though Chamber President/CEO Lezley Brown said the evening will focus on the benefits of chamber activities and the recognition of award winners.
The banquet is set for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center. Tickets are $30 each and are available at the chamber office, 300 Connally St. Entire tables that seat 10 are available for $500, which includes preferred seating and sponsorships signs on the table.
In addition, there will be a drawing for two separate trips — (1) a guided fishing tour for two on Lake Fork by guide Marc Mitchell, a $450 value; and a guided duck hunt for two at Hidden Lakes Hunting Lodge, a $300 value. Tickets for the drawing are $10 each (winner need not be present), and are available from the chamber office, chamber directors and ambassadors.
Directors are Bradley Edge, Garrett Glass, Butch Burney, Chuck Sickles, Kelly Humphrey, Mitzi Y’Barbo, Lisa Robinson, Jessica Kultgen, Charlotte Baxter, Gary Stribling, Mike Horne, Andy Endsley, Renee Young, Amber Gilbert, Debra Huffman, Kim Beck, Scott Brown and Larry Willis.
The banquet will be highlighted by the awards presentations for Citizen of the Year, Woman of the Year, Caregiver of the Year, Community Pride Award, Agriculturist of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Educator of the Year, among others.
The banquet, catered by Coffee Off the Square, will consist of smoked pork tenderloin with orange glaze, roast beef with gravy, green beans with almonds and bacon, build your own baked potato, green salad, rolls, S'mores and a hot chocolate bar.
Also during the evening, the chamber’s new logo, website design, membership directory and commercial will be unveiled.
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