Chamber of commerce banquet was great

To the editor,

Chamber of Commerce has started another new year. We had a wonderful evening on Monday, Jan. 18 with our annual Chamber Banquet. We started with a beautiful rendition of our National Anthem, thank you so much, Elaine Blik. We were served a fabulous dinner by the wonderful Mennonite Ladies. Thank you for the dinner and the beautiful place to meet.

Sasha Pocock shared her Distinguished Young Women experiences with us. What a delight. She did a wonderful job representing Aberdeen. Thank you.

Jeff Duffin brought his coaches and senior football players to the evening and we were able to let them know how proud we are of them and all of their accomplishments.

Our Chief of Police Ray Dalling was our next, man of the evening. He has dedicated his life to serving others, we can all be proud that he retired, for a second time from our town and served us well. Thank You, Chief Dalling.

Our local Business of the Year was presented to Country Kitchen/Country Boyz Pizza. They helped make Aberdeen’s Main Street much nicer with the outside improvement of their store fronts and their service to the community with their delicious food on the inside. Congratulations!

Thank You, Mayor Anderson for all of your years of dedicated service. The transition to a new mayor happened last week and it happened effortlessly. We were privileged to have our new mayor, Larry Barrett, speak to us and we thank him for that.

To finish our evening we had three wonderful young people present their essays on, “Why I Love Aberdeen.” Chase Torres, Paulina Pelayo, and T.J. Phillips were presented with scholarship awards in $500, $300 and $200 amounts. They all did a wonderful job, Thank You!

Chamber is a great way to serve Aberdeen. Thank you to everyone that helps us throughout the year and we hope to see you at all of our events throughout the rest of the year.

Thank You,

Jan Pratt, president

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