Chamber awards banquet draws large crowd

Keating Chevrolet Business of the Year; Amadors receive President’s Award

CROSBY – A packed dining room at the Monument Inn attested to the interest that the Huffman and Crosby communities have in their Chamber’s 2005 Awards Banquet, and the annual festivities and good food were enjoyed by the record crowd.

The program was chaired by Chamber president Nancy Oliver, and the banquet was chaired by Don Cox and Jan Cox. Nancy oversaw the presenters and those who receive recognition, and then the new board was sworn into office by Judge Tony Polumbo.

The awards that were presented included Business of the Year, presented to John Keating Chevrolet by Jerry Blizzard; Citizens of the year, which went to Ken Moran from Huffman, presented by Steve Myers, and Dan Kasprzak of Crosby, presented by Don Hendrix; Employee of the Year, presented to Chuck Murray by Jerry Blizzard; Volunteers of the Year, presented to Doris and Marvin Arnold by old family friend and pastor Larry Koslovsky, and Bob Ward, presented by Nancy Oliver; and finally the President’s Award to Angella and Mike Amador for their selfless contribution to the chamber and the community, and as Nancy said, “They are always there, and don’t know how to say ‘no’.”

After the awards, Judge Polumbo installed the new board, which consists of Julie Hain, Jerry Blizzard, John Sparks, Bob Ward, Wendie Grant, Don Cox, Larry Koslovsky, Venita Smith, Nancy Oliver, Jerry Jones, Steve Myers, Dianne Fleming, Janice Kolin, Steve Coon, Joe Anselmo, Don Hendrix, Keenan Smith, and Mike Amador.