Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce has announced their Annual Dinner and Banquet is set for November 29, 2018 at the Heritage Centre on Washington Street, Brownsville, Kentucky.
“We are pleased to offer our Annual Banquet in the heart of our community” said Rhonda Clemmons, Chamber and Tourism Director. “We feel the Heritage Centre is a beautiful facility and will be convenient for our attendees. Laura’s Hilltop Restaurant will be doing the catering for us with a wonderful home cooked holiday meal."
Ticket sales have begun and available by clicking here or by visiting the Chamber Office. Tickets are $25 each. Gold, Silver, and Bronze members who support the chamber with their $2000, $1000 and $500 annual memberships will be receiving their complimentary tickets via mail in the next two weeks per their Partner Level agreements. Chamber memberships are available for as little as $50 for businesses and for as little as $30 for family/non-profits.
Clemmons said you do not have to be a member to attend the dinner and banquet, but must have a ticket. Individuals are encouraged to attend for community involvement and networking. The Edmonson County Tourism Commission will be co-sponsoring the event. Both organizations will be thanking volunteers who have helped throughout the year and the Chamber of Commerce will be awarding their annual Business and Citizen of the Year awards.
This year's keynote speaker is Jason Koger, a 33 year old father of three from Owensboro who on March 1, 2008, struck a fallen live power line while riding his atv on his family farm and suffered near fatal injuries. To save his life, doctors had to amputate both his arms. Jason has since taken on the mission to share his life story in the hope to be a source of encouragement to others. He works alongside his Father in the family construction business, enjoys time with family and friends, spending time in the woods hunting, or in his garage working on cars. He has been featured in USA today in the article “App lets amputees program their bionic hands” as well as appeared in newspapers, TV news reports and nationally on CNN. For more information go to www.jasonkoger.com.
“All are welcome to join us on November 29. Folks begin arriving at 6 pm to enjoy coffee and cider and dinner is served at 6:30 pm,” said Clemmons.