Tonasket Chamber installs officers, bestows annual awards | Slideshow

TONASKET – The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce officially installed its new officers and presented its annual awards Thursday, Jan. 24, at its annual banquet and fundraising auction.

The U.S. Armed Forces Legacy Project was announced as the Organization of the Year.

II Sisters Video and Licensing was named Business of the Year.

Scott Smith was named Citizen of the Year.

Patti Middleton was named 2013 Tonasket Founders Day Parade Grand Marshal.

Also, Linda Black made a presentation on the progress of the Tonasket Water Ranch Spray Park, for which she is raising funds with the goal of a summer, 2013 completion, and Middleton and Kristi Hutchins shared the vision of the city’s “Pretty Committee.”

The 2013 officers include Julie Alley (president), Terri Orford (vice president), Aaron Kester (secretary), Bill Nelson (treasurer), and Robert Nau, Kay Behymer, Dale Crandall and Patrick Plumb (board of directors).

Live and silent auctions brought in a total of $3,369.

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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