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'Friona Feeds the World' banquet theme

The Friona Community Center will be the place to be at on Thursday, March 26 as the 59th Annual Friona Chamber of Commerce Banquet will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. The theme for this year’s banquet is “Friona Feeds the World” and the decorating committee will be utilizing burlap and lace for the tables.

The community is invited to enjoy the dynamic speaker, Brandon Slay. Slay was the freestyle wrestling gold medalist at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

Banquet-goers will be treated to a delicious Prime Rib dinner provided by Cargill Meat Solutions. Blue Sky Farms has donated the butter and sour cream for the potatoes. Canna Ray will be providing the delicious desserts for the evening. Parmer County Implement will be supplying the knives.

The highlight of the evening will be the announcing of Citizen of the Year, Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Boy Student of the Year, Girl Student of the Year, Teacher of the Year and most Courteous Employee of the Year.

A silent auction will be held during the banquet with money-raised going toward the many community activities that are planned for 2015. If anyone has an item to donate, it needs to be at the Chamber Office by March 19. If you are unable to donate an item, monetary donations will be accepted to purchase items from local merchants for the auction.

This year’s Gold Sponsors are ATMOS Energy, Bi-Wize Pharmacy, Blackwell-Mullins Funeral Home, Blue Sky Farms, CHS, Inc. Cargill Meat Solutions, Chisum, City of Friona, Friona Banking Center-First National Bank, Friona InterBank, Hi-Pro Feeds, Kendrick Oil Co., Parmer County Implement, Underwood Law Firm and Xcel Energy.

Tickets are $25 in advance only. Contact Chris or Betty at the Chamber Office at 621 Main Street or call (806) 250-3491.