This past Saturday evening, the Bradley Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet in the Bradley Elementary School Cafeteria, with the usual awards, auctions and fellowship.
State Representative Bruce Maloch conducted two auctions, one of which was the customary auction of this year’s Governor Conway Days T-shirt. He is shown (hand in air) with Emcee Richard Estes (partially obscured) and Mollye McCalman (holding T-shirt):
The Best Ad For Bradley Award was given to Making Rainbows, a child care organization located in the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler. Mollye McCalman presents the award, below, and to Patti Maness and Eileen Cole of Making Rainbows:
The Community Service Award Award was given to the River Bend Volunteer Fire Department. Accepting on behalf of the River Bend V. F. D., below, were Jimmie Martin and Roy Tabor:
Shown below is the head chef of the Bradley Chamber of Commerce Banquet and maker of the world’s best rolls, Mrs. Bennie Ester Harris:
Every Chamber of Commerce banquet features door prizes. The biggest door prize this year was the bunny won by Mrs. Marian Brackman, below:
Tommy Goodwin, editor of the Lafayette County Press, on behalf of the Arkansas Press Association, recognized the family of Gregg and Kishea Koehn as the Lafayette County Farm Family of the Year for 2007. The Koehn family had another obligation and could not be present.
The annual Governor Conway Days celebration will be observed this year, as always, on the last weekend in March, March 28–29, 2008.