Awards doled out at Chamber Banquet

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
From left, Tammy Maddox, Dee Wilson, Tori Smith and Jessica Banks perused the silent auction items at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Saturday. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com

Mike Sutherland, Missouri State Parks director, was the guest speaker at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet on Saturday.

Stan Kelley, left, and his wife, Debbie Kelley, pick up their Chamber Banquet meal Saturday, with the choices displayed Cassville FCCLA members Josie Guevara and Annie Moore. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Dr. Lisa Roark, left, received the Business Beautification Award from Emily Jackson for Roark’s renovation of the Roark Family Health clinic on Main Street. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Devon Forsythe, left, was honored with the Volunteer of the Year Award on Saturday, given by former Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Racheal Freeman. Forsythe was instrumental in stepping in to handle the Chili Cook-Off last fall when Freeman was forced to stay at home due to a case of COVID-19. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Richard Asbill, Superintendent of Cassville schools, hugs former Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Director Racheal Freeman as he went up to receive his Business Leader of the Year award from Traci Mitchell, co-director of learning at Cassville. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Mike Sutherland, Missouri State Parks director, was the guest speaker at the Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet on Saturday. He lauded the cooperation between Roaring River State Park and the Cassville community, and he recognized the park’s staff named Department of Natural Resources Employees of the Year. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Six Roaring River State Park employees were named Department of Natural Resources Employees of the Year in 2020, and they were given their awards and state legislature resolutions by Mike Sutherland, left, Missouri State Parks director. Winners included, from left: Maintenance Worker Sebastian Carter, Maintenance Worker Timothy Wolfe, Park Manager Joel Topham, Maintenance Worker Aaron Stensrud, Park Ranger Cpl. Steve Jabben and Maintenance Worker Dusty Hall. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
Chad Johnson, Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Board president, gives a $25,000 check to Joel Topham, Roaring River State Park manager, on behalf of the Cassville Community Foundation. The funds were raised from more than 200 donors across the country to help fund a new fish cleaning station at the park. Kyle Troutman/editor@cassville-democrat.com
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