What powers you in 2020?
This evening event at the Crawford County Conference Center catered by Champion’s Restaurant, February 27, 2020 powered everybody up to appreciate our wonderful county. Powered up by local award winning, Crawford County Jazz Band entertaining prior to the meeting guest speaker, Honorable Verda Colvin, Superior Court Judge in the Macon Judicial Circuit.
Colvin,being the first African American female appointed to the Macon Judicial Circuit and was appointed by the Honorable Governor Nathan Deal. Her presentation provided entertainment and noted Crawford County and Roberta are treasures. Colvin’s delivery was an informative message of hope and inspiration.
President Brent Lowe provided the Year in Review with note to a busy year past and another busy year to come. He noted the upcoming Talent Show will be part of the 2020 year and hopes all will attend and be part of the show. “We have so much talent in our community,” he noted.
Our Crawford County High School ROTC Color guard presented the Colors and Retire the Colors to end evening. This group lead attendees in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Now we have our Annual Meeting and it was one for the books! Those receiving awards were very deserving and are listed below;
Business of the Year – Crawford County Board of Education–Being the largest employer in our county, the systems has improved striving toward Excellence
Quarterly Business Awards
*Business of the Quarter 1 Big Chic; *BOQ 2 CC Board of Education; *BOQ
M&W Heating and Air; *BOQ 4 Crawford County Govenment /Commissioners
Individual of the Year- Melissa Locket Hollis-Hollis has given of her treasures that others would be treasured. Hollis works to provide for those who may be forgotten as it is her quest to give as God has blessed her.
Youth of the Year Ta’Meshia Raines; Crawford County High School Senior extending her talents to give to less fortunate while also attending to family needs and honor roll student. Always at the front when needs of others need met.
Group of the Year; Crawford Family Connections – Dr. Tawanna Harris-Woodmen – recognized as a family interest and community betterment organization of 17 years.
Unsung Hero of the Year-The Farm Bureau Woman’s Group-This group of selfless volunteers, avail the membership through out the community benefiting many from youth groups to elderly providing assistance to those in need. Partner of Chamber in many areas and events.
Unsung Hero of the Year (Posthumously)- Wendy Sears; untimely death Wendy’s daughter Kiera accepted the award after being recognized in participation of Seniors, high school student’s programs, Softball team and Concessions stand operator and many other areas of Crawford County living.
Two students and their teacher were also recognized by the Chamber as STAR Student and STAR Teacher offered by the Crawford County Kiwanis Club and are recognized for the academic achievement.
Two students receiving academic awards STAR Students– Yuki Smith and Casey Presley
Sharing the STAR Teacher for both was Jennifer Martin
It was a great year 2019 and we are looking to 2020.