Chamber Awards "Project Welcome Mat" Winners

July 1, 2011
Dwayne Page
Liberty State Bank Receives "People's Choice" Award
Cash Express Receives Award for "Most Original" sign
DeKalb Community Bank Receives Award for "Best Worded" sign
People's Choice Award Winner Liberty State Bank
"Most Original" Sign Award Goes to Cash Express

The Smithville- DeKalb County Chamber of Commerce honored the winners Thursday in "Project Welcome Mat".

"Project Welcome Mat" awards three categories, "Most Original", "Best Worded", and "People's Choice"

Cash Express received the " Most Original" award for their signs " Howdy Ya'll" and "Singing, Dancing & Fiddles Galore, Smithville Jamboree has all this and more"

Liberty State Bank won the "People's Choice" award for their two-sided sign which read on one side "Times are Hard, Money is Tight, Free Jamboree Entertainment Friday and Saturday night" and on the other side "Picking and Grinning, Tapping Your Toes, the Jamboree is the Big 4-0"

The "Best Worded" award went to DeKalb Community Bank for their sign " Welcome to Jamboree Music, Food & Family. Slap a Knee, Lick the Lips, & Even Swing the Hips"

DTC Wireless, DTC Communications in Alexandria, and the First Free Will Baptist Church received honorable mention

Suzanne Williams, Executive Director of the Chamber, said "We want to thank all the businesses and churches that used 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 Chamber members who allowed us to set up Jamboree information and Welcome Centers. They include Potters Home Center, Premiere Realty of Center Hill Lake, DeKalb Ace Hardware, The Real Estate Team, and Center Hill Realty's Silver Point location.

Pictured from left: Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, Liberty State Bank Vice President Ronnie Goodwin, Amanda Green, Lisa Garrison, Gail Bailiff, Denise Barrett and Erica Melton

Pictured from left: Jamie Dawson, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, and Tracey Ludwig

Pictured from left: Teresa Johnson, Jennifer Dunn, June Keith, Chad Colwell and Chamber Director Suzanne Williams

Pictured from left: Erica Melton, Denise Barrett, Gail Bailiff, Amanda Green, Lisa Garrison, Liberty State Bank V.P Ronnie Goodwin, and Chamber Director Suzanne Williams

Pictured from left: Jamie Dawson, Chamber Director Suzanne Williams, and Tracey Ludwig

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