Nostalgia, laughter, music and lots of fun were served up Tuesday night at the annual Henryetta Chamber of Commerce banquet.
|Special "Image Awards" were given during the night to Pam Bealko at Rheba's House of Flowers and Gifts, Westley VanMeter and Robert Owens at Integrity Funeral Home and Keith Estes for First National Bank.
Bealko was cited for a new store front while Integrity was recognized for the recently-completed major expansion and First National for improving the looks of the building.
Several other awards will be presented later this year because their representatives were not present.
|Chamber executive director Roy Madden praised that cooperative effort saying prople have, "said Henryetta is dying. Far, Far from the truth. When you add it up over the past few years, over $30 million has been invested. If you look around, you inspect it and you talk to people, there's a lot of good things coming."
A special "Image Award" was also presented to the Henryetta city council for their decision to purchase new Christmas decorations this year. The award was given to mayor Bill Goodner to take to the council.
Staci Alsover and First Family Federal Credit Union were honored with the "Community Program" award for starting the Yard of the Month program that has been successful during the past two years. That program has even resulted in a national award being given to the Credit Union.
Jim and Connie McCullar were recognized for their efforts why the Tennis Association that included renovation of the downtown tennis courts.
Jeremy Roberts was cited for his work in the downtown beautification program that included special holiday lighting on all the corners this past year.
During the evening, special skits were presented, all takeoffs of the "Hee Haw" television show, with local businessmen and women as well as local residents chiming in with musical parodies.
Photos from thehenryettan.com
|Coal, cowboys, railroad and history all come together when you think about Henryetta, Oklahoma. |
Located at the intersection of US 75, the Indian Nation Turnpike and Interstate 40, the community is at one of the major crossroads in the state.
Henryetta has over 6,000 residents, a major downtown business district and industrial areas.
The town is only 45 minutes from Tulsa and 90 minutes from the State Capitol at Oklahoma City.
Henryetta slideshow courtesy of Randy Prahl