The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual dinner for Saturday, Jan. 31, at the DePauw University Indoor Tennis and Track Facility. Last year's event had a record 350 people in attendance and the Chamber is hoping with the fun evening they have put together with the assistance of their local sponsors that they can reach or top that number this year.
The evening is a "Night in the Tropics" and is set to start with a Social Hour from 6 to 7 p.m. with the duo Island Breeze performing. They are sponsored by Duke Energy.
Drinks, appetizers, and bidding on silent auction items will also take place during the social hour. The Silent Auction is being sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Couples and groups can also have their professional photos taken by Amber Bowers Photography.
The dinner is sponsored by North Salem State Bank, and will be served at 7 p.m. by DePauw Catering Services.
Following dinner the presentation of awards will take place, including the announcement of the 2008 Putnam County Citizen of the Year and the Chamber's Director of the Year award.
The evening will be capped off with entertainment by Comedian Randy Montgomery. He is sponsored by Old National Bank. Montgomery has been a touring comic headliner since 1986. He wrote for Jay Leno for the "The Tonight Show," writes daily for the syndicated "Bob and Tom Show," heard in more than 100 radio markets nationwide, is the creator and head writer of Topical Punch, a daily faxed comedy service, and has appeared on "Comedy on the Road" on A & E, and Showtime's "Comedy Club Network." Montgomery has appeared on stage with Leno, Tim Allen, Brad Garrett, George Lopez, Rosie O'Donnell and The Smothers Brothers, just to name a few.
Following the entertainment, there will be an "Extended" Social Hour from 10pm to 11:30pm with Island Breeze performing, so our guests can stay and enjoy the music and the company for a little longer.
Corporate Sponsors for this year's dinner include Benny's Floor Coverings, Cinergy MetroNet, Co-Alliance, LLP, Countrywide Home Loans, Crown Equipment Corp., DePauw University, Dixie Chopper, Duke Energy, Employment Plus, First Financial Bank, First National Bank, HBG Insurance & Bonds, Inc., Heartland Automotive, LLC, Hickory Creek at Sunset, Ivy Tech Community College, Lawson & Co., Matthew Welker Allstate Insurance, McCullough & DiBenedetto Excavating, LLC, North Salem State Bank, Old National Bank, Parke County REMC, Ray's Trash Service, Teachers Credit Union, Wabash Capital, Wal-Mart Store #902, and the Walden Inn.
Tickets for the dinner cost $30 per person. Table sponsors are also being sought for the dinner for $35 per table. Chamber members can sponsor a table, which will include a centerpiece with an on-table acknowledgement and a special mention in the evening's program. You do not have to attend the dinner to be a table sponsor. The Chamber is also still accepting Silent Auction donations. They ask that the items be valued at $75 or more.
Reservations, table sponsorships and auction donations will be accepted through Jan. 23. If you have any questions please contact Tammy Amor at 765-653-4517.