Ticonderoga The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce could not function without volunteer assistance.
“Without the dedication, drive, and true spirit of volunteerism in this community and surrounding area, the chamber of commerce and the community would not be able to do all that they do,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber executive director.
To honor those volunteers, the chamber will hold its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites on Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga.
“This event is to honor those who work so diligently to provide opportunities and growth for the Ticonderoga area throughout the year,” Courtright said. “It’s truly an honor to serve the Ticonderoga area, our businesses and the community.”
During the event the chamber will honor the 2012 Business of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year and the Community Volunteer of the Year. The chamber will also present appreciation awards.
In 2011 the Business of The Year award went to the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites. Chamber Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Lori Ross. Volunteer of the Year award was given to Scott Hearburg.
Appreciation awards were given to Tim and Carol Whitford, past chairpeople of the annual chamber car show; the Champlain Valley Classic Cruisers; the Lake Champlain Bridge Community; Helen Gibbs, past director of the Tiny Tim Christmas Wish Program; David Carr, Elks National President; and Theresa Abare, volunteer appreciation dinner chairwoman.
All menu items for this year’s casual buffet dinner will be donated by area businesses and organizations to thank and honor the areas volunteers.
People interested in attending the event are asked to RSVP by Oct. 18 by calling the chamber office at 585-6619 or Emailing email@example.com. People who wish to donate a menu item can also contact the chamber office.