Darren Doyle, story and photos
A full house was on hand at the annual Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce Dinner held November 17, 2016 at Mammoth Cave Hotel.
Attendees enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the addition of wonderful salads, country ham and biscuits, and delicious desserts as ServPro of Butler, Hopkins, Ohio, Muhlenburg & Edmonson Counties was honored with the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award.
The local franchise of the national fire and water cleanup and restoration service was given the award based on several factors, the main one being their contributions to multiple Edmonson County charities and events all year long. They played large roles in helping local fire departments, Edmonson County schools, PAWS, and the Chamber, to name a few.
Maegan Hance, a member of ServPro accepted the award with great surprise.
"We appreciate this so much," she said. "This is certainly something we weren't expecting, thank you all so very much."
Mrs. Maurita Miller was honored as Citizen of the Year for her outstanding work and effort on the Wiley M. Willis Veterans Memorial Wall, built in conjunction with the Edmonson County Fiscal Court. Miller took the lead as coordinator of the wall and put in countless volunteered hours to help oversee the entire courthouse square project.
She became emotional as she thanked the Chamber and those in attendance, giving honor to the veterans along with several other businesses and individuals for their contributions to the project.
"I'm just proud to be an American," she said as she closed to a standing ovation.