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Businesses, Community Members Honored at Annual Celebration

Community members gathered to celebrate the great people and places of Valley County on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Valley County Fairgrounds for the Annual Celebration hosted by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce, Valley County Economic Development and Valley County Community Foundation Fund.

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The evening began with welcoming fellowship with community members, delicious hors d’oeuvres by Elyria Gardens Catering and lively entertainment by Jeremiah Knoop. Following the social gathering, winners of the annual awards were presented by each host. DSC_0240Dozens of deserving business owners, volunteers and community members were nominated for their contributions to the Valley County community.

Presented by the Ord Area Chamber of Commerce:

PARTNER IN PROGRESS
Caleb Pollard & Mike Klimek

RISING STAR
Scratchtown Brewing Company

INTERACTIVE MEDIA & WEBSITE
Scratchtown Brewing Company

HONORARY LIFETIME CHAMBER MEMBER
Rich Klimek

Presented by Valley County Economic Development:

SILVER CITIZEN
Jeannie Klanecky

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT AWARD
Scratchtown Brewing Company Events

EXCELLENCE IN AGRIBUSINESS
Orscheln Farm & Home

Presented by the Valley County Community Foundation Fund:

OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE
Pat & Kathy Waldmann

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG CITIZEN
Kassidy Mundt

DYNAMIC YOUNG COMMUNITY LEADER
Joel Kokes

HIGH IMPACT ORGANIZATION 
SynoVation Valley Leadership Academy

The evening continued with clever antics by emcee, Pastor Kyle Campise, and enjoyable stories, humor and music by Jeremiah Knoop. As we look back at the past year of accomplishments and growth, we look forward to the Leaps & Bounds that will continue in Valley County for many years to come.

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Visit our Flickr page for more photos from the Annual Celebration.

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