Awards presented at Chamber Luncheon

Ramona Hanagriff

Terry Davis Award to Alan Hanagriff

The Highlands-Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce held their Annual Awards Luncheon last Thursday, Sept. 10th, and honored community leaders and public safety officials.

Led by president Phillip Morris, Kristy Stallings, and Jessica Woods, the Chamber made presentations to outstanding citizens “for Service and Commitment in 2008” as follows:

Volunteer Firefighter, TRACY NEATHERY, for service in lifesaving, delivering 11 babies, maning the ambulance, and more;

Deputy Constable, HERMAN EAGLETON, presented by Constable Ken Jones, for work in eliminating drugs in McNair, including a notorious crack house;

Sheriff’s Deputies ROGER SWANEY & RICHARD WAGNER, motorcycle deputies, presented by Sgt. Parker, for conscientious investigation of a hit and run fatality accident, that led to the discovery of a murderer that had committed the crime the night before; for breaking up an auto theft ring in the area; and for keeping the I-10 Freeway open after a bad accident that initially blocked several lanes and looked like it would take all day to clean up;

Business/Organization of the Year, PORTRAITS OF TEXAS, to Ramona Hanagriff for her willingness to always help the Chamber and those in need;

and the Terry Davis Award, to Alan Hanagriff posthumously, for his dedication and love of the community, his willingness to give time and effort to others, and his joy of life that he shared with his family, friends and community members.

The Terry Davis Award was accepted by Alan’s widow and family members, about a dozen who were in attendance.

Open House at Portraits of Texas

As part of a thank you to the community, Ramona Hanagriff and Jennifer Nolan announced that they would have an Open House for the community, on Saturday, Sept. 19th and invited everyone to come.