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Alva Chamber Gala honors outstanding citizens


January 26, 2018

Lynn L. Martin

Alva Citizen of the Year award presented posthumously to Cory Washburn is accepted by his family. From left are his son and wife Liam and Sarah Washburn, Mayor Kelly Parker and Steve Ward, who gave a thank you speech on behalf of the family. Photo by Lynn L. Martin

A red carpet and strobe lights welcomed guests to the Alva Chamber Gala Monday evening in the ACT I Theatre building downtown. Inside guests enjoyed appetizers while they perused items donated for a fundraising auction. Charles Murrow auctioned some of the items while others went the silent auction route.

At the end of the evening, Chamber Director Alex Mantz drew from numbered ticket stubs for the two big prizes, a large portable cooler and $100 in Chamber Bucks. Alva Mayor Kelly Parker presented the citizen awards. During the evening he drew a few heckling comments from "friends" in the...

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