BY MELANIE BUCK –
Former Razorback Tyler Wilson will be the guest speaker at the 2017 Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce Banquet, which promises to be a “fun, causal tailgating experience.” Wilson is a native of Greenwood, Arkansas, where he graduated in 2008 and helped lead his team to three consecutive state championships. He threw for over 8,000 yards with 93 touchdown passes in his two starting years at Greenwood.
He was also a top baseball player as a pitcher at Greenwood and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for 2007-08. He had a career record in pitching of 32-9 with 386 strike outs in 251.1 innings. Following his graduation, he attended the University of Arkansas, becoming a quarterback for the Razorbacks, being named as starting quarterback in his junior year. Wilson holds 20 Arkansas records that include career passing yards, total plays in a season, and consecutive pass attempts, as well as many season records for the Razorbacks.
The 2017 Chamber Banquet will be held at CMA facilities on Iron Mountain on Thursday, April 6th. Ticket sales and event announcements will be made on the Chamber’s Facebook page, ‘Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce.’ All proceeds of the event benefit the Chamber’s 2017 Scholarship Program.