Sullivan Chamber and Economic evelopment rolls out the red carpet for their annual dinner and awards this saturday. The theme this year is Vintage Hollywood. The event will be at the Mason Point Knight Building.
Cocktails will be served at 6 p.m. with dinner by Terry Warren at 7 p.m. and a parfait bar by Two Flower catering. The awards presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. The awards include citizen of the year, small business of the year and business of the year.
Gary Burt will provide entertainment. Drink tickets will be available by donation.
SCED members may still purchase tickets for the dinner but must do so by noon Thursday. Visit the SCED office or contact SCED Director Stepheny McMahon or Chamber Administrator Stephanie Finney at 728-4223. Those who are not SCED members may also contact McMahon or Finney about becoming members. Individuals, businesses, service organization, not-for-profits and those living inside and outside of Sullivan comprise of SCED.
The Chamber committee recently met in the Knight Building at Mason Point to begin decorating. The committee agreed last year that Vintage Hollywood would be the theme.
This is the second year the SCED has hosted the event at the Knight Building. It was formerly held at Eagle Creek.
Laurrie Minor, chair-woman, chamber committee, said the chamber learned a lot about the Knight Building last year including the fact taht it was a great space and offered more room than originally anticipated.
“At first we thought it wouldn’t work because (Mason Point) uses this place to play Bingo,” Minor Said. “We couldn’t envision what it would look like.”
But they began decorating, and they were impressed. Last year’s theme was Winter Wonderland.
Minor and Mcmahon attribute the work and dedication of the chamber committee in making the event a reality. Minor specifically mentioned the creativity of Sean Voegel.
“She dreams it, and I make it happen,” said Voegel, who was perched atop a tall ladder hanging fish line and paper lanterns from the ceiling of the building.
Although the SCED event is festive, light-hearted social occasion, Minor encouraged both longtime and new SCED members to bring business cards and network. She said it is a great place to make business connections.
Kathleen Blievernicht, chamber committee member, selected many of the vintage Hollywood items which will be used as the decor Saturday night. She hopes to capture the ambiance of vintage Hollywood using black, white and pink and the atmosphere of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with the paper lanterns.