The Smithville- DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce honored the winners Wednesday in "Project Welcome Mat".
"Project Welcome Mat" awards three categories, "Most Original", "Best Worded", and "People's Choice"
DeKalb Community Bank received the "Best Worded" award for their sign "Fiddlers Food & More is What's in Store at the Fiddlers Jamboree July 3 & 4".
The "Most Original" award went to the First Free Will Baptist Church for their sign "God is a Smiling Cause He Loves Jamboreers Too, so Come on Down and Worship with Us & Sing & Fiddle Too"
Liberty State Bank won the "People's Choice Award" for their two-sided sign "Picking, Grinnin', Cloggin', Oh How Great! See this and more at Jamboree 38; and "Cloggin', Fiddlin, Bring Your Mate. It's Time to Celebate Jamboree 38"
Project Welcome Mat Honorable Mentions include Community Probation Services on Church Street for their sign and Bumper’s Drive-In with their “Grab your Fiddles and Do-Si-Do, Come on in and Say Hello” sign.
Suzanne Williams, Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, expressed her thanks to all the businesses, churches, and DeKalb County Middle School for using their message signs to welcome Jamboree visitors. "It’s vitally important to make sure that our guests know how appreciated and important they are. We also are grateful for the five businesses that allowed the Chamber to set up Jamboree Information & Welcome Centers. They include Eastside Inn/A&B Market, Premier Realty of Center Hill Lake, DeKalb Ace Hardware, The Real Estate Team, & Center Hill Realty’s Silver Point location.
(DeKalb Community Bank – Winner of Best Worded Sign:
Pictured from left: Chamber Director Suzanne Williams; DeKalb Community Bank employees – Tammy Crook, Cynthia Agee, Jerry Tramel; DeKalb Community Bank Manager/County President Gentry Barnes; Chamber President Robin Driver)
(First Free Will Baptist Church – Winner of Most Original Sign:
Pictured from left: Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, New pastor Bernard Houk, Church member Ann Hawkins, Chamber President Robin Driver)
(Liberty State Bank – Winner of People’s Choice Award: First Picture
Pictured from left: Chamber Director Suzanne Williams; Bank Employees Charlene Adcock & Linda Neal, Liberty State Bank Vice President Ronnie Goodwin; Bank Employee Nell Raymond, Chamber President Robin Driver)
(Liberty State Bank: Second Picture
Pictured from left: Chamber Director Suzanne Williams; Liberty State Bank V.P. Ronnie Goodwin; Linda Neal, Nell Raymond, Charlene Adcock, & Chamber President Robin Driver)