The 95th Annual Weatherford Chamber Banquet was a fun event for all in attendance and we heard from many folks that it was the best one yet! The beautiful Brooks at Weatherford provided the perfect ambience for an evening of celebrating our community's finest!
The Chamber staff and a crew of volunteers worked hard to get the venue setup and decorated. Also keeping folks busy was the silent auction with a display of wonderful items up for grabs, including a Kindle Fire, photography packages, artwork and gift certificates galore. After people had placed their bids, they settled in at their tables. Draped in ivory linens and moss table runners with greenery and purple roses to colorfully dress the evening. James Plowman emceed and several presenters took the stage throughout the evening, helping us pay proper tribute to the individuals and businesses being honored. Chamber President, Tammy Gazzola, spoke about "Rooted in our Heritage" members who are an integral part of our community.
Many were eagerly awaiting the awards and honors portion of the program, given to individuals and businesses of the community. Kim Laws received the Ambassador of the Year Award. The prestigious Athena Award was presented to a very deserving Judy Flanagin. Richard and Nancy Stuart were presented with the James H. Doss Award and Prissy Neely was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Citizen.
In the Business category, the Large Business of the Year was awarded to Holland Lake Nursing Center and the coveted Small Business of the Year Award was presented to Blue Ridge Signs.
Mesquite Pit provided the fantastic food and service for the event and guests were treated to an incredible feast. Everyone raved about the delicious meal and it was made complete by a scrumptious serving of peach cobbler! A huge thank you to Mesquite pit and their staff for the wonderful meal!
A special thank you to The Brooks at Weatherford for accommodating our event in such a beautiful venue. They allowed us plenty of time to get set up and were willing to help whenever needed - truly gracious and generous hosts!
Thank you to all who attended and joined us in honoring Weatherford and the people who help make it what it is today.