Annual CofC banquet on Saturday

HAITI TRIP  —  A group from the Conrad Mission Church recently returned from an outreach project in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The area had been devastated by an earthquake and many families were left homeless and injured. The group traveled with a Christian organization called ‘One Mission’ and helped with construction work on four different homes. Two homes were completed and the group held a festive dedication service for the family of 12 that would be moving into the new cinder block home. A local Haitian Bible church selected the family to receive the house. Garret and Torrie Grubb commented, “Despite the deep poverty in the city, the Haitian’s were full of joy and love for family.”  The photo is at the newly constructed home with the Conrad group and a number of Haitian friends.  Photo courtesy of Mark Grubb




Saturday evening promises to be a tremendously entertaining evening at the 48th annual Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce meeting and banquet.

Festivities get underway at 6 p.m. with a social hour with Ed’s Tavern traveling bar providing your favorite evening beverage.

The meeting and dinner hour will ring in at seven bells. The dinner is being catered by Big

Ox BBQ and Catering and the local FFA will serve the meal.

This year the menu features a herb crusted prime rib, salad, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables and an assortment of cheesecakes.

The entertainment for this year is Magician Hart Keene, a professional magician who specializes in corporate entertainment.

He blends expert “slight” of hand” magic, mind-reading and comedy to create a one-of-a kind experience for his audiences.

Keene can move smoothly among guests performing incredible feats of “magic” or he can amuse and entertain a large crowd with his stage show.

Always anticipated part of the banquet are the Special Presentations that are awarded each year.

Those include the Outstanding Chamber Board Member of the Year, The Clydesdale Award, the Business Person of the Year and of course, the grand-daddy of awards, who is going to be the Unsung Hero?

Last year Gloria (Auge) Rudd was selected at the recipient of the CofC honor.

A number of new officers and board members will be taking positions this year as well.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Barbie Killion at the CofC, 271-7701.