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Chamber seeking ‘Citizen of the Year’

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From Staff Reports

TYLER COUNTY– The Tyler County Chamber of Commerce is planning its annual awards banquet, and as is tradition, the organization is seeking the public’s help in naming its “Citizen of the Year.”

According to the Chamber, the nomination process and resulting award gives the public the opportunity to recognize and celebrate an exceptional individual who has made a positive impact throughout the community. In addition to the “Citizen” nod, the Chamber is also calling on the public’s help to recognize one young mover and shaker in the county with the “Future of Tyler County” award, which honors a Tyler County resident under the age of 40. Nominations are due by Sept. 1.

Anyone can submit their nominations through the Chamber’s website, www.tylercountycoc.com. Along with the nomination forms for the respective awards, tickets to the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, can also be purchased through the website. The banquet will take place at Black Creek Ranch in Warren.

The individual tickets, which are $25 includes admission to the event, which includes a barbecue dinner catered by Country Boys Smoking. Along with the awards ceremony, which will also see five county educators feted as “Teacher of the Year,” from each of the county’s five school districts, the Chamber will also honor “Business of the Year”; “New Business of the Year” and the “Chamber’s Choice” award. The theme of the event is “Hats off to Tyler County.”

When nominating an individual for “Citizen of the Year,” the Chamber urges participants to emphasize that person’s exceptional qualities, achievements and contributions to the county.

For the “Future of Tyler County Award,” the insights provided for the nominees will acknowledge their impact on shaping the county’s future.

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