March 26, 2009
Chamber gala next Tuesday; McMillan to be honored
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce will host its Recognition Gala at Oak Palace on Tuesday, March 31, at 6 p.m.
The late Dr. W.A. McMillan, former president of Rust College who died March 14, will be recognized posthumously with the chamber’s first Lifetime Achievement Award.
The event will also honor Holly Springs’ Community Champion, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Business Man of the Year and Business Woman of the Year.
Nominees for Community Champion are George Kahrs, Lisa Liddy, Connie Mason, Carol Person and George Poteet.
Nominees for Small Business of the Year are American Pacific, Booker Hardware, Holly Springs Motor Sports, Marshall County Historical Museum and Marshall Industries.
Nominees for Large Business of the Year are Contract Fabricators, GEO/Marshall County Correctional, Parker-Hannifin, Trinity Missions, Alliance HealthCare System.
Nominees for Business Woman of the Year are Sheran Brown, Betty Burch/Irene Strickland and Fannie Lampley.
Nominees for Business Man of the Year are C.F. Brittenum, Al Singh and Dr. Kenneth Williams.
The public is invited to attend the semi-formal celebration.
The Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the sponsors, including the City of Holly Springs, Oak Palace, First State Bank, A2Z Sign and Print Shoppe, Holly Springs Bureau of Tourism and Recreation, Bank of Holly Springs, McDuffy Enterprises/McDonalds, The Service Station, and Merchants and Farmers Bank.
Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door and include a four-course meal with wine and a champagne toast to the Lifetime Achievement award winner.
Please call (662) 252-2943 for more information or to purchase tickets.
“We look forward to seeing you at this very special event to recognize our successful business and community leaders,” said chamber director Amy Heaton.
Spruce up for Pilgrimage; 5K added to activities
Everyone is reminded to spruce up their yards and neighborhoods in preparation for the 71st Annual Pilgrimage.
The Holly Springs Tour of Historic Homes is set for April 17-19, and the city will be welcoming lots of guests.
A new addition this year is the Pilgrimage 5K Walk/Run at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18.
Pilgrimage queens this year are Olivia Childers and Lauren Poteet. Their escorts are Will Thomas and Harris Gholson.
The newspaper will publish its Pilgrimage edition April 16. To advertise, call 662-252-4261.
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