Posted March 17, 2022
This is a station editorial, I'm Randal J. Miller, station president.
I'm here to invite you to the 115th Annual Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce Banquet on Friday, May 6th at the Pillars Event Center. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner at approximately 6:30, and the program follows featuring Chamber president Sarah Van Huss giving remarks and announcing the awards for Boss of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Volunteer of the Year.
Following the awards, you'll be treated to a video myself and lots of other people have worked on for months, to celebrate WTIM's 70th Anniversary on-the-air. The station signed on January 20th, 1952, and this year we're not only celebrating with lots of features being heard on WTIM with those that were part of the station's past, but on May 6th, we're footing the entire bill for the Chamber Banquet so it'll be turned into a fund-raiser for 3 important local non-profit organizations.
Local performer Gracia Harrison will perform during both the social hour and during dinner.
And, it'll be a delicious plated dinner with desert, all provided by Angelo's Catering.
50-percent of the ticket sales will go to the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, to continue their work in being the Gateway to the Community, promoting local business on a daily basis. 25-percent of ticket sales will go to the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation, helping acquire, develop and distribute financial and other resources to enhance the quality and effectiveness of education for all students, staff, parents and the community at large in the Taylorville School District.
And, 25-percent of the Chamber Banquet ticket sales will go to the great work done by the Taylorville Food Pantry.
Tickets are 50-dollars each, or a table of 8 is 360-dollars, and can be purchased at the Chamber office on the 2nd floor of U-S Bank on the south side of the Taylorville square. Only 175 tickets are available, and as of March 17th, almost a quarter of the tickets have already been sold!
It'll be a great evening of celebrating the Chamber's work in the community, and to WTIM's 70th Anniversary. I hope you'll get your tickets as soon as possible to help WTIM and the Chamber raise money for these great local non-profit organizations!