Prescott/Nevada Chamber Banquet sold out for April 25

By Rick Kennedy, managing editor
Following successful and sold-out outings in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 Prescott-Nevada County Chamber of Commerce Banquet will celebrate a third consecutive sell-out crowd on Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. at the Prescott Jr. High Cafeteria.
In a statement Friday afternoon, Chamber Director Jamie Hillery confirmed the sell-out for the third straight year.
This year’s theme is “Inspire! Imagine! Ignite! 2019” and the affair will include the traditional Live Auction, Silent Auction and presentations of the Business Leadership Award, Organization of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Treasurer of Gold, Hometown Hero, Farm Family of the Year, as well as Students and Educators of the Year for Prescott and Nevada Schools.
The theme in 2018 was “Farm Fresh” as a capacity crowd saw legendary school official and public servant Austin Howard named Citizen of the Year. Red McCain was named “Treasurer of Gold” recipient, while a collective group of Army National Guardsmen from the area (Nevada County’s Blake Hopkins, Chase Carter, Paul Jones, Cole Hillery, Justin Barlow, Jacob Clark and Mae McKinnon) shared the “Hometown Hero” award.
School educator and student awards in 2018 included Nevada Student of the Year Jordon Sanders and the Teacher of the Year Katherine Gann, while Cade Haynie was named Prescott Student of the Year and Jessica Gutierrez was named as Prescott Teacher of the Year.
The 2018 Business Leadership award went to Prescott’s local AllCare Pharmacy, and FoodShare Arkansas were named as Organization of the Year.
The outgoing Nevada County Farm Family honored that year was the Greg Wilson family, and succeeding the Wilson’s as the new Farm Family last June 2018 were Nevada cattle ranchers Todd and Kathy Brown.
For more information, contact the Prescott/Nevada Chamber of Commerce at 870-887-2101.

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