Thanks for a great show!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Dear Editor:

There are two events that occurred over the past weekend that the Cassville Chamber of Commerce sponsors, which were a great success. The events brought a lot of people to see and experience a fantastic time in Cassville.

The events could not have occurred without the planning and hard work of some special people.

The first event was the "The Show" which just completed its 15th year of performing and entertaining thousands of people during that time.

If you didn't happen to see this year's show, you missed a very enjoyable two-hour performance from tremendously talented people who may be your neighbor, person you work with or go to church with.

The Show is produced and directed by Greg Beck. I can't say enough about the time, planning and practice he puts in toward making The Show the success it is.

Another fantastic job again this year Greg, and thanks so much on behalf of the Cassville Chamber. You are a superb drummer in addition to everything else you do.

To all of the performers who make up Hometown Sound and The Red Hots, the emcees and people behind the scene who assist during the show, I again say GREAT JOB! One would be hard pressed to find the quality of performers who make up these two groups and yet do it all on a volunteer basis. The Chamber says thanks so much to each of you for all that you do.

The second event is the annual Chili Cookoff, which occurred on Saturday. A host of chamber members contribute their time toward the event but a committee composed of Annette Henderson, Staci Hodge, Debbie Gerleve, Valerie Hutchens, Veva Lee and Perryleanne and Kenny Lingle put forth the initiative and creativity to make this event a big success as well.

I had numerous people come up during the day and say this is the largest crowd they had ever seen at this type of event for Cassville. It was a beautiful day coupled with a diversity of booths for the people to browse through and buy from, which made the Chili Cookoff another big and successful event for the Chamber.

In both of the instances a big thanks goes to Amy White, Chamber executive director for all of the countless hours she has put in over the past months getting ready for these two events.

Yes, I'm proud to be associated with a progressive community who have people willing to volunteer and do their part in getting a big job done and do it so well.


Stan Kelley

Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce President

Cassville, Missouri