Four States Living Magazine March 2011 : Page 44

Trish and Tim Reed Jennifer Montoya and Michelle Miller Scott and April Norton with Suzy and Robert Irwin Texarkana Chamber of Commerce 2011 Annual Celebration The Texarkana Chamber of Commerce 2011 Annual Celebration was held January 28 at SAU Tech’s Airframe and Powerplant School near Texarkana Regional Airport. Chamber Partners were invited to attend this annual event which focuses on “celebrating” the previous year’s successes and to also kick-off the upcoming year. The C.E. Palmer Award was given to Danny Gray for longtime meritorious civic service. Gray, also the 2010 Chamber chairman, passed the gavel to William Morriss as the new chairman of the Texarkana Chamber for 2011. The 2010 Ambassador chair, Darla Cigainero, was recognized for her year’s service, and Chris Ross was welcomed into the role for 2011. Cliff Guillot was named Ambassador of the Year for 2010. Guests enjoyed the event’s theme, “Let’s Keep the Good Times Rolling with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce,” with Mardi Gras beads, Cajun food, king cakes and the Cajun, Zydeco, and Swamp Rock sounds of the Red River Playboys out of Shreveport, Louisiana. Guests were encouraged to attend in attire that went with the Mardi Gras theme, and awards were given for Best Dressed Individual, Best Dressed Group-themed. Additionally, businesses who purchased a table for the event were challenged to compete for the title of Best Dressed Table Contest. Best dressed winners were as follows: Individual costume—Buster Ellisor; Group-themed costume—Curt Green; and Table—Dot’s Rentals and Ace Hardware. SEE MORE PHOTOS AT: SEETEXARKANA.COM Lori Mitchell, Kim Morman, Mark Bledsoe, Jeff Sandford, Amanda Kelly, Genie Davis and Charles Nickerson Dan DoBell, Cindy DoBell, Raphael Turner and Suzy Irwin Chris and Laura Ross Lisa Porterfield-Thompson and Brad Thompson Jodi and Jason Vanderhoof with Lynn Lindsey Dr. Larry Sullivan and Dr. Bix Rathburn 44 M A R C H 2 0 11 Summer and Cory Floyd Keely Bledsoe, Mark Bledsoe, Cliff Guillot and Charles Nickerson four states living magazine

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