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Some 164 people—a new record—attended Friday night's 112th Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce at the Pillars Event Center.


It's a night where the Chamber honored several people for their contribution to the community in the past 12 months.


Taylorville Mayor Bruce Barry was given the Chamber's "Outstanding Citizen of the Year" award.   Barry said he's all about helping people.



Richard Peters, who heads up the Christian County Triad program for Senior Citizens, was awarded the Chamber's "Volunteer of the Year" award.  Peters thanked Taylorville Police Chief Brian Hile, who announced Peters' award at the Chamber Dinner, as well as the Taylorville Fire Department, for their great cooperation.



The Taylorville Chamber's "Boss of the Year" award went to Angelo's owner J-I McDowell, who was nominated by his staff.



The Greater Taylorville Chamber Dinner program was broadcast live on Cruisin' 96-point-5.

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