Chamber cites volunteers

TICONDEROGA Darren Geiser, John Williams and Scarlette Merfeld were honored at the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerces annual appreciation dinner recently. Geiser of Stonehouse Motor Lodge and Roofers Restaurant was named the 2007 Chamber Volunteer of the Year. Accompanied by his wife Cindy and son Adam, Geiser was presented the award resulting from several nominations recognizing his community involvement, support, volunteer efforts and community investment. Williams was named Ticonderogas Community Volunteer of the Year with comments citing Williams volunteer efforts and involvements, which include St. Marys, St Vincent DePaul Society, Interlakes hospital and nursing home, food pantry and meals on wheels. Williams was joined by his wife Emma Jean. Merfeld was selected as the Chambers Most Valuable Player for her efforts in both producing the chamber direc-tory and committee involvements. Business of the Year was presented to Brick Howe and Susan Rathbun representing the Ticonderoga Main Street Partnership committee for the progress and continued dedication to Main Street revitalization. A Special Service Award was made for Carol F. Johnson for many years of chamber involvement including seven times as president. The 2007 Chamber President plaque was presented to Pamela Nolan. Certificates of Appreciation went to Francis Gregory for volunteering at the chamber office and information booth and to Tim and Carol Whitford and the Champlain Valley Cruisers Car Club for volunteer efforts to the Antique & Classic Car Show. Additional nominees included Achieve Fitness, Best Western-Ward/Stipo, Crown Point Telephone Co., Country Florist, CVCC Car Club, Dan Crossman, Dave Carr, Denise Ward, Ed Nolan, Ed Vosburg, Fort Ti Mars EDU Bldg, Ginos Ti Pi Restaurant, John Sharkey, Joyce Cooper, Pat Ida, CPA, PRIDE of Ti, R.A. White Construction, Roxis Indulge Salon, Sharon Reynolds, Silvia Boyce, Starr Pelerin, Sue Rathbun, Supervisor Bob Dedrick, Terry Brannock-Brannock Properties, The Gourmet Gal, Ti Chamber of Commerce, Tim and Carol Whitford, Two Brothers Meat Market and William Dolback. The buffet dinner was donated by: Burleigh Luncheonette, Carillon Restaurant, Century 21 Adks, Corner Market, Dunkin Donuts, Eddies Restaurant, Emeralds Restaurant, Fort Ti-Log House Restaurant, Frenchmans Restaurant, Happy Star Chinese Restaurant, Hot Biscuit Diner, House of Pizza, Interlakes Health/MLH, Lake Champlain Inn B&B, McDonalds of Ticonderoga, Montcalm Manor, Old Mill Caf_Roofers Restaurant, Stewarts Shoppes, The Gourmet Gal, Ti Pi Pizzeria, Two Brothers Meat Market, Wagon Wheel Restaurant and Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga.

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