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2017 Big Sandy Chamber Banquet Photo by Andrew Kirby

During the regular December meeting, the Big Sandy Chamber of Commerce elected officers for the coming year. Current Chamber President Dwayne Canup and Treasurer Melody Payne were re-elected. Other officers are Vice President Linda Baggett and Secretary Carrie Campbell. Directors are Sally Allen, Andy Kirby, Sonny Parsons, Rick Peterson, and George Strub.

Date for the 2019 Chamber Banquet has been set for Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Church of God on West Hwy 80 and will be catered by Longhorn Smokehouse. During the banquet, awards will be announced that include Man and Woman of the Year, Educator of the Year, Firefighter and Police Officer of the Year, and Miss Big Sandy. Along with a silent auction, the very popular and lively “dessert auction” will be conducted by Joe Don Saxon. Tickets go on sale January 2nd for $15 each or reserve a table of 8 for $105 and are available at Austin Bank, First National Bank, or by contacting any officer or director. Kate and Andy Kirby will serve as banquet coordinators.

The Chamber meets on the first Monday of each month (noon) at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship. This is a joint meeting with the Rotary Club of Big Sandy. To join the Chamber, schedule a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting or host a Chamber After-hours Mixer, please contact Linda Baggett – 903-720-4021 or email lbaggett.thejournal@gmail.com.