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Annual meeting and LHC graduation set for June 28

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Chamber Notes

By Pat Wallace

The chamber will be having their annual meeting and Leadership Henry County graduation at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, at Scriber’s Station on Elm. 

A delicious meal of fried chicken with all the trimmings will be served, and the Chamber will hear about the many experiences of the Leadership Class, vote on the new budget, and be introduced to the new board members and president.   All are welcome to come and see what the Chamber is all about.   Tickets are $20 and reservations can be made by calling the office at 845-0806. 

We welcome new members Norm’s Food World, Brenda’s Beauty and Tanning Salon (check out the spray tanning), Pathelen Florist and Gifts in Shelbyville, Affordable Signs and Apparel (on the corner by the stoplight in Eminence –great shirts, signs, purses, and about anything you would need), and First You Medical in Eminence (Dr. Dave).   For information on joining the Chamber, just call the number listed above.

A new business is opening in the Old Depot in Pleasureville.  Renee and Co. Photography can do anything you want when it comes to pictures.  The open house for this enterprise is June 25 (Sat.) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 26, from 2-4 p.m.  Stop by and see the beautiful backdrops for wedding portraits, senior pictures (outside shots available), baby pics, anniversary photos, whatever the need may be.  Check out the web site at www.reneecophotography.com/.   

The Chamber along with the Eminence Rotary Club co-sponsored the Patrick Henry Award Dinner.  Mrs. Martha Tarry Simpson was honored for the tremendous influence she had on our many students from both Henry County and Eminence Independent Schools.  This lively 97-years-young lady enjoyed hearing the letters from former students sharing the impact she had made on their lives, and ended the evening with a poem recited from memory.  She is certainly an amazing person and truly deserving of the highest award given in Henry County (and the first woman to receive this recognition).

Don’t forget that on July 30 the Chamber will have our annual country ham breakfast at the Harvest Showcase.  Jason Scriber and friends will again be cooking the Henry County cured ham, HC eggs, biscuits and gravy, and home grown tomatoes.  A drink (coffee, OJ or water) is included with the meal for $8.  Please come have breakfast with us and invite friends and relatives to join us as well.  This is open to all who wish to enjoy a good old fashioned breakfast.  We hope to see you there.  We usually start about 7 a.m. and  will continue until we run out of food. 
Our annual car show is Aug. 20 at the Harry Hill Park (baseball park-not fairgrounds).  We were rained out last year, so we are hoping for a big show this year.  There’s no admission fee for spectators, but if you have a car, truck, motorcycle or tractor you want to be judged, the fee is $15.  Food by KMRT will be available, cake walk and 50-50 will be part of the entertainment as well as oldies but goodies from DJ Rick Johnson. 

The Chamber is very active, and we would love to have your business as part of the Chamber.  Our mission is to promote pride and progress in Henry County, and we want all of our businesses, individuals who want to be a support, churches, civic organizations, and charities to be a part of trying to make Henry County the best it can be.