Chamber of Commerce CEO, Meredith Caddell, and 2013 Board Chair, Mike Horne,
look over details to make certain things get ordered for the February 21, 2013 Hopkins
County Chamber of Commerce Banquet.
Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Committee Meets Friday
by: Bobby McDonald
With a little over six weeks left, the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Banquet Committee met on Friday, at noon, to make additional plans for the upcoming 2013 Banquet, slated for February 21st, in the newly refurbished Hopkins County Civic Center Exhibit Hall. And, expect the hall to be adorned in the theme of a Hawaiian Luau, as the committee announces that this year's theme is "Aloha.....Come to the Luau!"
"Get out your Hawaiian shirt, your hula skirt, and expect there to be a 'pig in the ground' and fun time for everyone," announced the committee on Friday, as they began ordering decorations and making plans as to how to transform the exhbit hall into a night of outstanding entertainment and recognition of those citizens in Hopkins County who have contributed just a little bit extra to their community and making it a great place to live.
"Traditionally, the Chamber of Commerce Banquet is one of the premier parties of the year, so we decided to make it into one great, big, festive party!" expressed Mike Horne, 2013 Board Chair. "Visualize tiki torches, pineapples, coconuts, and some really neat surprises and entertainment!"
"And, the committee is working on getting committee members Jackie Thornton and Bob Weaver to wear grass skirts and do a hula dance!" inserted Caddell. "They haven't turned us down yet, and we're pretty persuasive!"
Members of the committee viewed progress pictures of the refurbishing process at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, provided by Front Porch News Texas, to use as a guide for ordering decorations, and will be meeting at the Civic Center for their next meeting, so that they can more easily adapt the decorating theme to the newly designed facility. "You know this committe!" expressed Caddell. "They've 'pulled off' some mighty extravagant productions in the past, when they were working with the cattle arena, so expect something spectacular with all of the new improvements in the exhibit hall!"
Mark your calendars for February 21st and be making preparations for the number of tickets that you and your business will need, as the seating is limited to 500 and the event is always a "sell out!" Tickets will go on sale later in the month!