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
Harps, 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