Correction: We did not have our full totals in and due to a miscalculation our accurate total is $13,800!!!
Our 2022 Annual Chamber Awards Banquet was held on March 24. During the event, we took the time to award some of our outstanding members and raise money for our scholarship program. We want to thank everyone that took the time to nominate some very deserving businesses and individuals in Meade County.
Our big winners that night were: Outstanding New Business – The Venue at Roberts Family FarmSmall Business of the Year – A Robin’s Nest Gourmet HotdogsBusiness Member of the Year – The Main Street CreameryOutstanding Service to the Community – Meade County SchoolsThe Jim Kimbell Award for Longstanding Support of the Chamber – Barbara ProffittThe MCACC Visionary Award – David Pace
The night was a tremendous success in more ways than one! Through the very charitable donations of our members, we were able to raise over $5,000 more than we did in 2021. This will continue to fund our scholarship programs well into the future.
First, we would like to thank all of our members that donated silent auction items. Thank You: Brandenburg Telephone Company, Ruff to Pawsome Grooming Salon, WesBanco, The Cecilian Bank, The Meade County Sheriff’s Office, Judge Executive Leslie Stith, the Meade County Detention Center, Adam Foushee, Nucor Steel Brandenburg, Cox’s Variety, Ray’s Ford, Webb’s Butcher Block, NextEra Energy, Monument Chemical, Haydon Materials, the Meade County Area Extension Office, Meade County Bank, Barbara Proffitt, and Meade County Tourism.
We want to thank Matt Pike for being our very exciting Live Auctioneer, David Pace for being our MC for the evening, Skywork Production for photographing the event, The Italian Farmhouse for providing an amazing dinner, and R&S Cake Designs for the cupcakes.
The big auction winners were Cox’s Variety Store which purchased a Buttermilk Falls Pavillion which will carry their name, Tony Brown Chevrolet who got a basket with over $200 in local business gift cards and a personalized piece of the first steel beam to be produced at Nucor Brandenburg, and Johnny Jacobs who won Barbara Proffitt’s Italian Creme Cake.
All of the proceeds from this event go directly to fund our High School Senior and Adult Continuing Education Scholarships. Using the proceeds from last year’s banquet we will fund three $1,000 High School Scholarships and two $1,000 Adult Scholarships this year!
We hope to do so much more next year since our preliminary total was $13,800 raised!!!
We are very overwhelmed and humbled by the spirit of giving that permeates through Meade County. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so much, and thank you for supporting us in everything that we do.