Burnet Chamber ready for Awards Banquet Saturday night



By Savanna Gregg

Burnet Bulletin

The Burnet community is built on a foundation of philanthropic values, hard working citizens, dedicated volunteers, and determined students and educators who all share a common goal: helping our big-hearted small town flourish.

This Saturday, Feb. 17, the Burnet Chamber of Commerce will host the 63rd annual Awards Banquet to honor the outstanding citizens, businesses, and non-profit organizations that have continually made a difference in the community.

Nominees were selected by peers, fellow volunteers, educators, and administrators that wish to celebrate their love for the community by recognizing these individuals and the efforts they put forth to ensure its success.

“These people and groups make a positive impact on our community and they need to be recognized,” Burnet Chamber of Commerce executive director Kim Winkler said.

Awards to be presented include Small & Large Business of the Year, Citizen & Senior Citizen of the Year, Rancher of the Year, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Educator of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Youth of the Year.

School officials will also award the BCISD Hall of Honor awards to former BCISD employees, board members, athletes, and graduates.

For the first time, the Chamber will present a $1,500 “Bluebonnet Festival” scholarship to the Burnet High School senior who is recognized as Youth of the Year.

“The Awards Banquet has grown every year,” Winkler said. “It involves all aspects of the community.”

Tickets are available for $30 per person, and tables (8 seats) are available for $200. Tickets provide dinner, beer and wine, and the awards ceremony and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce office at 101 N. Pierce St., Burnet.

The 63rd annual Awards Ceremony will take place at the Burnet Community Center at 401 E. Jackson St. on Saturday, Feb. 17. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner and the awards begin at 7 p.m.

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