Last night was the Annual Awards Meeting and Banquet at the Columbia City Community Hall. The event was well attended by local business people who were there to network and support those being honored with awards.
Diane Dillard, Board President, conducted the meeting, and Ronda Holdridge was the Mistress of Ceremonies. Guest speakers included Justin Bush with Les Schwab, Mark Samuel with ORPET and Toby Harris with Fultano’s. The theme this year “United We Stand, For Growth & Prosperity,” and the hall was decorated in red, white and blue throughout. Blackbird Catering did a marvelous job, as usual, in providing dinner and beverages, and Bart Hafeman did a nice job with pre-meeting entertainment.
I’d like to offer a big congratulations to the 2012 award recipients:
Blackbird Catering, HF McCormick Award for Business of the Year
Tim Lammers, Swep Morton, Jr Award for Chairman’s Award
Jeff Kemp, Henry Knighton Award for St Helens First Citizen
Julie Stephens, James Grant Watts Award for Scappoose First Citizen
Richard Gochnauer, Outstanding Scappoose Community Club Member
Alan King, Outstanding Kiwanis Club Member
Rosalie Sumsion, St Helens Educator of the Year
Gail Sykes, Scappoose Educator of the Year