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Chamber of Commerce Set to Celebrate Members at Appreciation Banquet

(MENA) The Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Membership Appreciation Banquet on Tuesday, April 23rd, at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain Ouachita Center.

This year’s banquet theme is “Masquerade at the Comedy Club.” The event will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program to follow.  A delicious dinner will be catered by Papa’s Mexican Café with 385 Events providing lighting and sound to bring the evening alive. Comedian Byron Trimble will provide entertainment for the event. Trimble’s high energy and hilarious blend of comedy and music are sure to deliver a great show.

The auction items are incredible again this year. There is an Eric Church concert package and Chris Stapleton tickets, overnight stays in our beautiful state parks and area accommodations, gift certificates to local businesses, and much more. Proceeds from the auction benefit the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Fund.

During the program, the Chamber will be honoring Chamber Members who have gone above and beyond during the year. An awards presentation will be presented by the Chamber for the following awards: Tina Ball, Pete Chambers, Polk County Veterans Service Organizations are nominated for Volunteer of the Year, John Maddox and Special Olympics Area 14 are nominated for Citizen of the Year, CMA Cabins at Iron Mountain and Santa’s Outback Barn are nominated for Best New Construction, The Fish Net Lodge, Papa Pablano’s Mexican Café and The Mercantile are nominated fro Best Renovation/Beautification, and First Financial Bank, The Outback Barn and Washburn’s Home Furnishings are nominated for the Business of the Year.

Tickets may be purchased at the event but, to insure seating, advanced ticket purchase is encouraged. Tickets are $35.00 per person for members, $40.00 for non-members, and tables for eight may be reserved for $300.00. For tickets, table reservations, or additional information, please contact the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce at (479) 394-2912.

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