The final First Friday Luncheon of 2005 honored this year's committee chairpersons and several retiring board members.
The Chairman's Award Luncheon recognized outgoing board members David Abney, Trey Denman, Dr. George Thannisch, and Gene Carrier for their contributions to the chamber. Several volunteers who served on numerous committees were also applauded, including the men and women behind the annual Texas State Forest Festival and the Angelina County Science and Technology Fair.
Robin Mercer, 2005 chamber chairperson, said, "They play key roles. They truly make the difference in whether our programs are a success, and reach out to children in our community and our business people in our community, and they have done a wonderful job."
Angelina Beautiful/Clean presented this year's Beautification Award to the Young Eagles Pavilion at the Angelina County Airport. The chamber also welcomed its 2006 chairman, Carl Ray Polk.