Many thanks to those who attended the Goliad County Chamber of Commerce Banquet: Let the Good Times Roll – Mardi Gras! Everyone enjoyed the Mardi Gras atmosphere that the Banquet Committee worked hard to create. The décor and food were fabulous – many thanks to Robert Werner and Werner’s Catering for going above and beyond in creating a Cajun mood for the event.
There are many people to thank, first and foremost is the committee, which consisted of Cristy Billo (Chair), Carroll Norrell-Garrison, Stephanie Harvey, Mike Moore, Eula Pfeninger, Linda Rojas-Rodriguez, Debbie Schrimscher, Kristy Von Dohlen and Rebecca Walker.
This year’s honorees were as follows: Senior Citizen Award to Raymond Smithey; Employee of the Year to Allene Bethke; Agriculture Award to Kai Buckert and the Wexford Ranch; Animal Rescue Angel to Dan and Deborah Gamblin; Outstanding Youth in Agriculture to Kayla Brandes; Volunteer of the Year to Brian Yanta, Economic Development Ally to Absolute Waste; Anice Read Memorial to Louise O’Connor; Water Conservation to Ginger Cook and Ernest Alaniz; Honored Organization to the Goliad Chapter of the Texas Historical Commission, Anne Kohler Outstanding Citizen Award to Louis J. Rodriguez; and Goliad Chamber of Commerce Director of the Year to Cristy Billo. Chamber President Mike Moore handed over the reins to Linda Rojas-Rodriguez as president of the Chamber of Commerce Board for 2012-2013.
Our Corporate Sponsors were American Bank of Goliad, City of Goliad, Coleto Creek Power, Devereux Foundation, Eula’s Florist/Mae’s Shoppe, Goliad County, Goliad County Groundwater Conservation District, Goliad Education Foundation, Goliad Funeral Home, Goliad Independent School District, Grace Funeral Home, La Bahia Nursing and Rehab, Main Street Goliad, Margaret Fisseler, CPA, San Antonio River Authority, Tia’s on the Square and Wexford Ranches.
Thanks are also extended to Robin Alaniz, American Bank, Mackenzie Billo, Brooke Bochat, Boy Scout Troop 60 & Robert Diebel-Scoutmaster, Sheriff Kirby Brumby and his staff, Sharon Stewart, Hartman Distributing, Mayor Jay Harvey, Tony Kutach and Darlene Bays – Eula’s Plants & Gifts, Eula Pfenninger and everyone who helped set-up and tear down.
Thank you to those who donated to the auctions: Advocare, Agave Jalisco, Allscape Clearing, American Bank of Goliad, Amigos of Goliad State Park, answers period, inc., Astron Club, Atzenhoffer Chevrolet, E.J. Bammert, Beeville Art Association – Berclair Mansion, Beeville Publishing/Goliad Advance Guard, Blue Quail Deli, Carriage House, City of Goliad, DeTar Hospital, DSHS, Dollar General, Eagleford Restaurant, Empressario Restaurant, Eula’s Plants & Gifts, Faye’s Texas Naturals, GoCo Wireless, Goliad ISD Agriculture Department, Goliad Candle Company, Goliad Dental Care, Goliad Funeral Home, Goliad County Historical Commission, Goliad Pharmacy & Gifts, Glenn’s, Grace Funeral Home, Hadco, Hartman Distributing, Mayor Jay and Stephanie Harvey, Senator Glenn Hegar, Harry Heil, Hen House/Ag Med, Highway Garage, Bill Janecek, Realtor, Jo Ann Orsak Massage Therapy & Hypnosis, Jorgies, Just For Ewe – Janie Von Dohlen, Analisa Kennedy, Kat’s Korner, Killebrew Dodge, La Bahia Restaurant, Mae’s Shoppe, Marilyn Key, McAdams Florist, Mona Foust, New Image – Mary Flores Staci Pena, Pawfect Grooming, Christy & Steve Paulsgrove, Debbie & Bum Phillips, Reberisa, Remember When, James Riggs, Sammies, Salon JuJu, Shady Oaks Speedway, SIG/Goliad Insurance, Signatures, Texana Furniture Company, Tia’s on the Square, Texas South Wind Vineyard & Winery, Theatre Victoria, VCS Security Systems, Victoria Symphony, Kristy Von Dohlen, Rebecca Walker, Weesatche Hall, Werner’s Catering, Wexford Ranches and Wilkinson Chevrolet – Refugio.
This banquet could not be a success with out hundreds of volunteer hours, generous donations from our community and surrounding areas, bidders in the auctions, our membership and those who came out to support the honorees. We thank everyone who assisted and helped, Let the Good Times Roll.