Chamber of Commerce banquet Thursday

The DeQuincy Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Chamber of Commerce Banquet is set for Thursday, Mar. 7, at the T. D. Cardwell Center. A limited number of tickets are available at the door for a cost of $25 per person.

The 2019 Civic Service Award Recipient will be announced at the banquet.

The nominees are:

Sissy Carter, nominated by Josh Foster.

For years, she has worked countless hours making hand knitted hats and blankets for those fighting cancer. What first started as a hobby soon became a ministry to bless those fighting for life. For the past 12 years she had made thousands of hats and blankets, boxed them and delivered them to cancer wards all over the south. Since 2014, she has donated her handmade hats to the homeless at Abraham’s Tent and quilts for a veterans’ home in Jennings. Her selflessness and passion to help others exemplifies what it means to be a civil servant.

Lynne and Tim Treme, nominated by Jeannette Teeter and Janice Brown.

The Tremes give freely of themselves to improve all functions of DeQuincy – civic, educational and church related.

Lynne served on the DeQuincy City Council for eight years and worked diligently to bring improvement to the city. She has served as chairman of the Louisiana Railroad Days Festival for many years. Tim is not a member of the club but he is always working behind the scene. during each festival doing jobs the ladies of the club could not do.

She is president of the DeQuincy Railroad Museum Board and put in many hours of preparation and work for the Railroad Anniversary celebration last fall. Tim prepared all of the pulled pork for the lunch that was served at the anniversary. He was also a part of the volunteer city barbecue team.

Lynne is also a commissioner of the DeQuincy Housing Authority. She serves as her Sunday School secretary. She also leads the Vacation Bible School and coordinates the Christmas Angel Tree project for her church. She is a wonderful singer, always singing special music and in the choir. She is counselor at the DeQuincy Middle School, always reaching out to the students.

The Tremes both like to cook and always take food to the elderly and the sick of DeQuincy. Her leadership and organizational skills combined with his culinary and technical skills form what is called “The Dynamic Duo.”

The 2019 Business of the Year is Shop Around the Corner.

The business is owned by Carolyn Dowers. She started in 1999 and has had the business in various locations. She has been in the present location 10 years. Her shop features some new items but mostly recycled clothing. She is always willing to help those in need of an item. Also she is talented in decorating her shop window. Each season she decorates a beautiful window that catches the eye of passersby.

For more information about the banquet, call Lillian Karr at 786-6451 or 786-2568.