September 21, 2017

Chamber Spring Banquet

The Heard County Chamber Spring Education Luncheon was held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at the Heard County 4-H Center. The luncheon was a huge success.

The program began with Rev. Noel Forrester giving the invocation. The luncheon was catered by Little Hawaiian of Carrollton, Georgia.

Island Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette, Chicken Piccata with Caper and Mushroom Cream, Pasta in Cream Sauce, Wild Rice, Dinner Rolls, and Assorted Cakes were served and enjoyed by all.

Noel Forrester gave the welcome and Call to Order. Forrester then introduced the Heard County STAR Student, Jessica McQuain.

Star Student Jessica McQuain, Noel Forrester, Star Teacher Brad McLain

Jessica is the daughter of April McQuain. Upon graduation, Jessica plans to attend Georgia College and State University, where she will major in Journalism.

Jessica then introduced her STAR teacher, Brad McLain. Mr McLain taught Jessica Language, World Literature and British Literature.

Frances Oubre of West GA Technical College introduced Lauren Lunk. Lauren announced the GOAL Student Award Winner, David Crawford of WGTC.
David did a wonderful job presenting his award-winning speech. The GOAL Teacher award went to Lee Bradley of WGTC.

Noel Forrester and Gail Long made the presentations to the Youth Leadership 2011 Students.

Those receiving plaques include Victoria Adams, Kayla Banks, Kadesha Bell, Hannah Bledsoe, Orlando Burgos, Jasmine Cook, Chris Davila, Nikki Jackson, Shemeka Parks, Gracie Rowe, Morgan Thompson, Sierra White, Hannah Wiggins, Taylor Wiggins, and Tyesha Wright.

Leadership Honorees

Kathy Knowles, Heard County Chamber President, recognized the Heard Chamber 2012 Heard County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors including: Chair, Noel Forrester of Franklin Church of God, Vice-Chair, Gail Long of Ga. Dept. of Labor, Past Chair, Keri Denney of State Farm Insurance, Nikki Barnes of Heard Middle School, Kevin Hannah, City of Franklin Police Chief, Kevin Hayes of Hayes Computers, June Jackson, Heard Board of Commissioners, James Kingston of Jaxon Filtration, Frances Oubre of West GA Technical College and Lisa Dennis, Admin. Assistant.

Knowles then recognized the Heard Chamber 2012 New Members that include Ag South Farm Credit/Ag Couth Mortgages, Air Evac Lifeteam, and KS Graphics and Interior Design.

The servers were from the Heard High Culinary Arts Program and included Arielle Knack, Zack Battles, Heather Nichol, Brandon Clifton, Cody Sherman, and Gina Colaiacomo.

The Heard Chamber showed appreciation to the county for the use of the facility and to Little Hawaiian for the great lunch that was served. Door prizes were given away to a lucky winner at each table. (Courtesy of Times~Journal, March 21,2012)

GOAL Student Award Winner David Crawford

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