109th annual Chamber banquet is Feb. 24
Editor’s Note: The Free-Lance will be sharing some information about some of the citizens who were nominated for the “Henryettan of the Year Award,” which will be presented Saturday, Feb. 24. Who will receive it? Be sure to be in attendance this year!
– The Henryetta Chamber of Commerce, along with Silver Sponsors First National Bank & Trust, Henryetta Free-Lance, Green Country Technology Center and ecoLINK fiber, presents “An Evening Among the Stars” Chamber Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Henryetta High School Cafeteria.
Tickets are still available, but going fast for the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Individual ticket price is $40 per person.
Be sure to purchase them now by contacting Genny Mooney at the Chamber office.
The dress theme is “Gatsby,” and the Roaring ‘20s. Costumes are highly encouraged.
Special guests will be the Henryetta Jazz Band, and MaKayla Baxter.
The Henryettan of the Year Award, given by the Henryetta Free-Lance will also be announced during the evening. This year, there were numerous nominations made for the prestigious award.
Over the next few editions, we will be sharing information about some of the nominees, who may or may not have made the ‘cut’ and their work around the community.
Their efforts do not go unnoticed, so we wanted to share what they do to make the Henryetta community a better place.
Below are some of the nominees for Henryettan of the Year: — Mark Milligan
“Mark has shown a fierce dedication to the youth of Henryetta through Tennis. He worked at the school for many years and has continued to serve the students of our community since retirement. Mark can be found at the school tennis courts most days after school and offers free private tennis lessons for many middle school and high school students outside of that time. He is very involved in the summer tennis program as well. He is humble and kind and truly cares about our kids. He absolutely refuses to be compensated for his time and efforts. What better volunteer than one who invests in the youth in our community? His impact is one that will shine through the heart of our community for years to come.”
— Bruce Jones
Bruce is a newspaper man, he is an announcer, he does so much for the town he grew up in i.e. sporting events, community affairs, school events, as well serving on many of the local boards. He truly cares about his hometown. He is very deserving to be recognized as the Henryettan of the Year.