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Christmas Banquet

The Achilles Award for the 4th quarter was presented to Bill and Chris Lagermann by Kim Harwood. The Lagermann’s were the owners of the beloved white dog Achilles which the award is named for. Photo by PJ Martin

By PJ Martin

Editor

The Herald-News

 

The Edmonton Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas Banquet a bit earlier this year on Monday, November 27th at the old high school gymnasium.

The Achilles Award which developed from an idea by Cindy Cassady, was awarded by Chamber Executive Director Kim Harwood to Chris and Bill Lagermann for the 4th quarter of the year. A very fitting award considering it is named for their sweet, lovable Great Pyrenees dog Achilles who attended most community events with them. Sadly, Achilles passed away last Christmas. The Lagermann’s attend and help at many community events and chamber events as well.

The night’s entertainment began with young Tymber Garrett singing a beautiful Christmas song to the crowd. That was followed by Tareena Sloan, Larry Wilson, and Emily Coffey performing a small part of the comedy Dashing Through the Snow. Those in attendance were treated to a good laugh and reminded that the play is being performed in full in December at the MCMS auditorium.

Chamber Board President Daniel Bragg presented a gift to the 2023 student representative Anna Grace Blythe and chamber name tags to the 2024 student representatives Brody Hurt and Kassady London.

Resigning from the board is Chris Lagermann and Bragg presented her with an engraved tray as a thank you gift for her years of service on the board. Filling her vacant seat will be Melody Baker.

The tables were decorated cheerfully in Christmas colors and greenery by Terri Teague owner of Ginger Flare. As usual, Diane’s Cakes & Catering did a fantastic job with the dinner. Local businesses donated items for the door prizes which were given away at the end of the banquet.

The 2024 Chamber Board of Directors – Front (L-R): Melody Backer, Brody Hurt, Faye Word, Kassady London, Laurel Garrett, Freeda Reece, Sherry Devore, Martha Bragg; Back (L-R): Daniel Bragg, Matt Shirley, Ronnie Miller, Gina Gibson, Tareena Sloan, and Ann Devore Birge. Photo by PJ Martin

Miss. Tymber Garrett sang a beautiful Christmas song for the crowd. Photo by PJ Martin

A small part of the comedy Dashing Through the Snow was presented by Tareena Sloan, Larry Wilson, and Shane Coffey. The full play is being presented by The Harold Chambers Theater Troupe in December. Photo by PJ Martin

 

The 2023 Chamber Board of Directors – Front (L-R): Kim Harwood, Anna Grace Blythe, Faye Word, Chris Lagermann, Laurel Garrett, Freeda Reece, Sherry Devore, Martha Bragg; Back (L-R): Daniel Bragg, Matt Shirley, Ronnie Miller, Gina Gibson, Tareena Sloan, and Ann Devore-Birge. Photo by PJ Martin

 

 

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