It was a packed house at the Pitser-Garrison Convention Center in downtown Lufkin for the 96th Annual Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber Banquet.
It was the first for chamber president Jim Johnson.
Just like every year, hundreds business leaders and county officials got together to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. The chamber also recognized different members of the community with various awards.
96th Annual Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber Banquet award recipients.
Diplomat of the Year: Rayann Baker
Golden Anvil Award: Rufus Duncan Jr.
Angelina Award: Buddy and Ellen Temple