The Chamber held the annual Community Awards Banquet Tuesday Aug 14th at the Landmark Event Center. The community turned out in force as we had a sold out show! It was a great event with a costume contest, hula hooping and bubble gum all around. Our guests were treated to Giddings Downtown Restaurant roast beef, baked chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes, salad and rolls that would rival any grandma we know. Ice Cream floats of every flavor were available for the guests after the wonderful meal. Thanks to our sponsors we were able to have a wonderful evening.
Thanks to all the local civic organizations for their willingness to give their awards out at our banquet. It gives our community a chance to see great community volunteers honored for their hard work!
Banquet Chairwoman, Dinah Breeden did a great job with the decorations and was very instrumental in directing the overall theme of the night. You can thank her for the ice cream floats, because it was her wonderful recommendation. I think the Triple XXX Root Beer was a big hit too, thanks to Jonathan Socha! Of course you can’t have floats without ice cream and soda which was provided by Brookshire Brothers. Thanks Mr. Pitts!
Our social hour is always sponsored by the Chamber Board of Directors each year. We always have a wonderful selection of tasty snacks to choose from on the appetizer table. THANK YOU CHAMBER BOARD MEMBERS!
Our social hour is also sponsored by our local beverage companies and we appreciate their continued support. Thanks to Mike Hopkins, Saunders and Wright Distributing for coming to our event and putting a smile on our face!
One thing that was apparent last night at the banquet was the love and admiration our community has for its awards recipients. There were smiles and tears as each recipient received their award, but the presenters were also affected by the awards and who was receiving them. You know you are doing something right when you see so many standing ovations during a community event such as this.
Thank you so much for your support and participation in our local community. Thank you for continuing to support your Chamber of Commerce!
We are still accepting nominations for new board members. Elections will be held soon! You or someone you know would be a great Chamber Board member. Contact the Chamber office for details.
Thank You to our Banquet Sponsors
First National Bank - Platinum
Classic Bank - Silver
Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative - Bronze
LiveAir Networks - Bronze
Breakfast Lions Club - Bronze
Giddings Noon Lions Club - Bronze
Giddings New Horizon Lions Club - Bronze
Rotary Club of Giddings - Bronze
Insurance Network of Texas - Bronze
B & N Oilfield Equipment Services - Bronze
Morgan Petroleum Testers - Bronze
Stoney’s Liquor - Bronze
Mike Hopkins Distributing, Inc. - Bronze
Saunders Distributing, Inc. - Bronze
Wright Distributing, Inc. - Bronze
Lee County Peanut Company * Brookshire Brothers * The Ice Box