MOUNT IDA – “Annual” is supposed to represent something that happens every year. Nothing like a pandemic to mess things up. April 21, 2022, was the big day restoring “annual” to its intended meaning for the Montgomery County Chamber banquet.
So the Chamber is happy to announce the 2023 annual banquet will be held Thursday, April 20, 2023, at the Lake Ouachita Baptist Church.
The usual banquet proceedings begin at 6pm, including dinner, a chamber update, Volunteers of the Year awards, and a speaker. The 2023 speaker will be Neal Thomas, county sheriff. Dinner is catered by Caddo Hills Culinary Arts program.
Volunteer award categories are Woman of the Year, Man of the Year, Non-profit of the Year, and Business of the Year. Public nominations for these awards were open from March 15 through March 22. The top three in each category are open for public voting from March 29 through April 6. See the list posted separately today in this paper and on Facebook .
Voting is via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone without email can vote by phone at the chamber office, 879-867-2723. Winners will be announced at the banquet.
Tickets to the banquet event are $20 purchased in advance, $25 at the door. Advance ticket purchases can be made with credit card or cash at the Chamber office, 124 Hwy 270W (next door to the post office) or by phone at either 870-867-2723 or 870-260-8140
Purchases at the door must be in cash.