From Staff Reports
TYLER COUNTY– The Tyler County Chamber of Commerce has named its ‘Citizen of the Year’ for 2023, and the honor goes to Dixie Jarrott.
Jarrott, a longtime businesswoman and community leader, has owned and operated Dixie’s Vintage Vogue in the location of the former Jarrott’s Pharmacy, which she and her husband George, owned and operated for many years. Dixie’s Vintage Vogue, which opened in 2022, is an antiques store, which features a variety of wares from many vendors.
The honor is voted on by citizens of Tyler County.
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 also announced several other awards recipients, who will be honored at the Chamber’s annual banquet, held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Black Creek Ranch in Warren.
Woodville High School senior Kamryn Grammer has been honored with the “Future of Tyler County” award, which honors a Tyler County resident under the age of 40.
Businesses and organizations that won awards include: Walling Signs, which won “Business of the Year”; Country Boys Smoking won “New Business of the Year”; the Allan Shivers Library and Museum won the “Chamber’s Choice” award; Brian Smith and Sleep in Heavenly Peace was honored with the “Spirit of Tyler County” award and Jacques Blanchette will receive an Outstanding Service Award.
Tickets to the event, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, can be purchased through the Chamber’s website, www.tylercountycoc.com.
The individual tickets, which are $25 includes admission to the event, which includes a barbecue dinner catered by Country Boys Smoking, a cash bar, a live acoustic set of music by James Blackshear and guest speaker Eddie Hopkins. 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 theme of the event is “Hats off to Tyler County.”