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Chamber of Commerce Announces Events
May 14, 2008 - The Knightstown Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors met recently and announced dates for several upcoming chamber events.
The annual Citizen of the Year banquet will take place on Tuesday, May 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hoosier Gym. Sally Windsor will cater the event, which is free and open to the public. Knightstown High School Principal Ray Willsey will be the guest speaker.
Former Charles A. Beard Memorial School Corporation Superintendent Robert L. Myers has been selected as this year’s top citizen. Former citizens of the year are responsible for nominating and electing each year’s new inductee. More about Myers’ accomplishments will appear in next week’s Banner.
In other chamber news, it was announced that three Knightstown High School students have applied for the newly created Citizen of the Year Scholarship Award. The award will be presented at the citizen of the year banquet on May 27. Each applicant was asked to write an essay on the topic, “What would you do to make Knightstown a nice place to visit and a better place to live?” The winning applicant will read his or her essay at the banquet.
Chamber members also learned that Knightstown has been invited to participate in the new HomeTown Competitiveness Initiative, which is aimed at creating more vibrancy in Henry County. The program was described by Elizabeth Heintz of the New Castle-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Schaeffer of the Henry County Community Foundation and Bethany Ratts of the Henry County Purdue University Cooperative Extension Office.
A primary part of the HomeTown Competitiveness Initiative is a survey of Henry County businesses, residents and students. Students from all Henry County school corporations participated in the survey, with the exception of Charles A. Beard students, who were inexplicably prevented from joining in the survey by the CAB administration.
Embarq Senior Public Affairs Manager Jack Moore was nominated to fill a board of directors seat vacated by Randy Riggs, who recently moved to Chicago. The chamber board voted to allow Moore to fill the position.
It was also announced that the chamber’s Historic Walking Tour of Knightstown will be Saturday, May 24. The walk is being done in conjunction with the Governor Mitch Daniels’ INshape Indiana program. The Banner has learned that the CAB school administration also prevented CAB students from learning about the Historic Walking Tour via a flyer generated by walk organizers. No explanation has been given as to why a flyer could not be provided students.
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