Deadline nears for chamber banquet

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

LE MARS — The time is rapidly approaching to once again celebrate the Le Mars community.

The Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual dinner on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Le Mars Convention Center, upper level. The event will begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner and program at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is, “Reflections.”

“As this is the Sesqui year, we are tying a few things that have to do with Sesqui into the program,” said Neal Adler, chamber executive director. “Reflections just seemed like a nice fit. As always we will highlight a number of reasons Le Mars is special, and they always come back to the people. Something to reflect on.”

In addition to honoring 2018 Employees of the Month recipients and Boss of the Quarter honorees, the event also features the United Way’s Volunteer of the Year award, and the Business and Citizen of the Year honors.

Adler said the Business and Citizen of the Year recipients are chosen by a committee of chamber members after receiving nominations from the community.

“We always have a good selection of businesses, as well as individuals to try and make a selection from. The community never lets us down,” Adler said. “We’re very pleased with what we’ll be presenting again this year.”

Attendees will also get a chance to witness several other special moments including the crowning of the Sesquicentennial Queen and her court during the chamber festivities.

The queen, two princesses and a Miss Congeniality will be selected from the 15 candidates.

The meal, catered by M’s Catering, will feature rosemary roast beef with demi glace, oven roasted baby potatoes, sauteed green beans with bacon, house salad, and assorted cheesecakes.

Reservations are available by contacting the chamber office at 546-8821 until Wednesday, Jan. 16. Cost for the evening is $50 per person. Tickets are available for individuals or groups.

Adler said typically the annual dinner sees 300 people gather to celebrate Le Mars.

“It is a special night in our community we feel and we welcome everyone to come and share it with us,” Adler said.

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