Chamber Banquet honors Trenton residents, businesses and organization

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce honored a local organization, two businesses, and two couples at its annual banquet at the New Hope Building Friday night.

Chamber President Debbie Carman and Board of Directors Chairperson Rick Hull presented awards for Organization of the Year to the Family and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled, Businesses of the Year to Citizens Bank and Trust and Trenton Main Stop, and Pillars of the Year to Buddy and Carla Hannaford and Dave and Ruby Woodson.

Videos highlighting accomplishments of the recipients were shown.

Guest Speaker University of Missouri Football Associate Head Coach Andy Hill spoke on how what individuals can do for others can make a big impact and that the honorees proved this.

Hill said community relationships are special and should be fostered and also talked about his involvement with collecting funds in order to put artificial turf on the C. F. Russell Stadium football field.

The turf could be used for a variety of activities and would benefit everyone in the community, not just Trenton High School and Middle School.

President Carman announced Manufacturing Days at ConAgra and Modine for high school seniors would be one of the Chamber’s new activities for this year.

Ambassadors Chairperson Sue Huffstutter recognized the Chamber Ambassadors.

North Central Missouri College baseball players provided table service during the meal.

Ambassador Diane Lowrey auctioned off various items donated from local businesses throughout the night.