The Logan County Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 27 at the Logan County Extension Office. This year’s theme supported our country’s proud and patriotic heritage “Made in America.” Numerous community members attended the event.
An Awards Program was presented recognizing Logan United, Small Business of the Year (Roy’s Bar-B-Que), Teacher of the Year (Shannon Pearson from Auburn Elementary School), Farm Family of the Year (W.L Moore and family), retiring Chamber Board members 2013 (Sandra Kinser- BB&T, Randy Schumaker- Logan Aluminum and Gary Michael Templeman- Logan County Extension Agency), Tobacco & Heritage Festival chairs (Holly Hall Kash and Sandra Kinser), Chamber Volunteer of the Year (Chris Milam) and Corporate Recognitions (H&H Sheet Metal and Electric Plant Board).
Chamber members sponsored the tables, and decorated with the “Made in America” theme. Gifts werr provided to everyone seated at their table. A silent auction was featured consisting of the table centerpieces. Entertainment for the evening was comedian Marty Pollio.
Max capacity of the event was 350 reservations. There were 40 table sponsors, with presenting sponsor – Logan Aluminum. Contributing sponsors were BB&T and Ventra Plastics.
“The Annual Dinner is foremost a time to recognize volunteers and those special folks who work so hard for the community. It is also a time of fun and networking,” said Lisa Browning, chamber executive director. “Several years ago, the Chamber Board did away with long speeches, suits and high heels for the annual dinner and just made it more of a casual, family and friends atmosphere. After all, that’s what we are – family and friends!”