Friday, 30 April 2021 21:34


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Jenna and Tony entertain the crowd Jenna and Tony entertain the crowd

The 102nd Annual Poteau Chamber of Commerce Banquet - Mask Off Masquerade – was held Thursday evening at the Donald W Reynolds Center in Poteau.

The largest ever banquet for the chamber had a Mardi Gras theme.

Great entertainment from Jenna and Tony and great food catered by Poteau’s own Eli French.

                               The “Masked Singer” Competition spotlighted 3 local talented singers and the audience had to guess who was behind the mask.

                               The Masked Singer contestant were Kelly Falkner, Carrie Emberton and Aaron Emberton - Kelly Falkner was the winner


The Young Professional's presented three scholarships to Poteau seniors - Kylee Turner, Emily Humphries and Emily Ford

                               An award was presented to Rob Ratney, who received the Mayor Jeff Shockley Leadership Award from Bonnie Prigmore

                               Kred Haney, Volunteer of the Year receives his award from Karen Wages

                               Josh Snyder received the Citizen of the Year Award

                               Josh was surrounded by his family after receiving his award

                               Bonnie Prigmore brought home the Lifetime Achievement Award. She received her award from Karen Wages

Civic Improvement Awards went to the following Poteau businesses.

                               Mazzio’s - Owners, Eddie and Lisa Nelson

HARPSHarps, store Manager, David Evans

                               Subway, Manager, Stephanie Johnson

                               Ollie’s Lumber Company/ Ace Hardware - Zane Chung

                               Carl Albert State College for the Wilson Center - CASC Regent, Lavon Williams 

                               Poteau Public Schools - Ron Hall, Poteau School Board and  Poteau Public Schools  Superintendent, Dr. Sjorberg