The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce met last night to hand out awards and auction several items to raise funds for the chamber.
The outgoing President of the Chamber handed the gavel over to the new president, Penny Daugherty who echoed the mission statement of the Chamber and took a moment to recognize all new board & committee members and to thank those who work to meet the mission of the chamber saying the Chamber appreciates the hard work.
Awards were then handed out to several deserving members of the Chamber.
Receiving awards last night were Zenmith Aircraft for Excellence in Tourism, the YMCA received the Civic Award, M&M Golf Cars was given the G Andy Runge Ambassador Award, Alan & Susan Atkins were honored with the Philanthropic Achievement Award, Mexico teacher Kelly WHalen received the Educator of the Year honor, OUtgoing CHamber President Tracy Graham gave the Presidents award to Ron Hopkins & The highest honor of the evening went to Tony Robertson recipient of the Colonel CR STribling Award.
In a speech filled with laughter & heart-felt gratitude, Robertson thanked his family, friends & said a special thank you to the newly appointed full-time director of the chamber, Dana Keller.
Along with the award, Robertson was honored by the City of Mexico by Ronald Loesch who proclaimed January 23, 2015 to be “Tony Robertson Day”.
The evening ended with a live auction of several items including sporting event tickets, a child’s john deere wagon and grocery gift certificate.
For more from last night’s event, check out the KXEO Facebook page.