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Many Honored at Russell Chamber Awards Banquet

2014 Chamber Banquet - Theresa VailThe Russell Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, Jan. 23 at the Fossil Creek Hotel and Suites Dole-Specter Conference Center in Russell.

Miss Kansas Theresa Vail was the evening's keynote speaker. Vail spoke about her life growing up, how she is not your typical pageant girl and her experiences at the Miss America Pageant.

Four awards were given to Chamber members. Russell County Economic Development and CVB Director Janae Talbott was given the Community Service Award. Town and Country Animal Hospital in Russell was presented the Business of the Year Award. The Russell County Area Community Foundation was honored with the Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award. Traci Wieger and Micky Johnson were given the Volunteer of the Year Award. The family of the late Harry Hunsley III was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Pictures courtesy of Jason Drake Photography in Russell.

2014 Chamber Banquet - Janae Talbott Town and Country 2014 Business of the Year 2014 Chamber Banquet - RCACF Members 2014 Chamber Banquet - Traci Wieger 2014 Chamber Banquet - Family of Harry Hunsley III

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