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Madison County Chamber Throws Annual Banquet

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald G. Parsons, October 3, 2016

The new board members for the 2016-2017 were introduced during the recent annual Chamber Banquet.  Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are: Jerome Wyche and Brandon Mugge.  Pictured on the middle row, from left to right are: Roy Ellis, Jada Woods Williams, Wayne Vickers, Eddie Bell and Kim Scarboro. Pictured on the front row, from left to right, are: Darlene Hagan, Jeanne Bass, Elesta Pritchett, Phyllis Williams and Tim Bennett.

Emerald G. Parsons

Greene Publishing, Inc.

The Madison County Chamber of Commerce held its 2016 Annual Banquet and Silent Auction on Monday, Oct. 3, at the Madison Senior Citizens Center. There were approximately 150 citizens in attendance. A delicious supper of chicken, roast, potatoes, green beans, bread, and dessert was served to the attendees.

The much anticipated silent auction began at 6 p.m. with many gifts to bid on from area businesses. An array of prizes was on hand which included framed artwork, jewelry, gift baskets, car detail gifts and much more.

At 7 p.m., all the guests were seated and Phyllis Williams welcomed everyone to the banquet.  Tim Bennett, board member and City of Madison manager, followed with the Pledge of Allegiance and Jerome Wyche, also a board member, delivered the invocation.

The new officers for 2016-2017 were then introduced. Eddie Bell, will serve as the Chamber Chairman; Jerome Wyche will serve as vice-chairman; Kim Scarboro will serve as secretary; and Jeanne Bass will serve as the Treasurer.

The 2016-2017 Board of Directors were then introduced. Board members include Vince Almon, of Food Giant; Eddie Bell, Mayor of Town of Lee; Tim Bennett, City of Madison Manager; Darlene Hagan, of Capital City Bank; Wayne Vickers, Board of County Commissioner; Jada Woods Williams, individual member; Elesta Pritchett, Town of Greenville; Brandon Mugge, of Hickory Hill Auctions; Susie Williamson, Madison District School Board; Cassie Young, of Big Bend Bouncers; and Kaitlynn Culpepper, of Tri-County Electric.

The guest speaker for this year’s banquet was Brian Kauffman, Madison County Coordinator. He spoke to the crowd on the economic development of the county and how important our local resources are.

Following his address, there were closing comments and a drawing for special prizes. The silent auction winners were also announced.

The presenting sponsor of this year’s Madison County Chamber Banquet was Duke Energy. Madison County Community Bank again sponsored the gorgeous table decorations that were made by Madison Florist.

A huge “Job Well Done” goes to the Madison County Chamber of Commerce staff members Phyllis Williams, Executive Director and Marianne Graves, Administrative Assistant.  This year’s banquet was full of great food and fun for all those that attended.

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