The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

December 23, 2012

Chamber banquet coming soon

Herald-Banner Staff

GREENVILLE — Tickets are on sale for the upcoming combined installation banquet of the Chamber of Commerce and Board of Development.

Those attending the event on January 17 will be the first to learn who will be named as Greenville’s next Worthy Citizen, they will also have an opportunity to hear from an inspiring local resident and author.

It will be the 92nd annual event for the Chamber and the 16th joint meeting of the two agencies.

The celebration begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner at 7 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center.

This year’s guest speaker will be Dr. Mary Jane Vance, whose book, “Mary of the Angels” was recently published. Compiled from her mother’s notes, memorabilia, family interviews, and conversations it tells the true story of Mary Gamero Hodges, Mary of the Angels and traces her grandparents’ journeys from Spain to the Philippines through many life-changing experiences that spur her desire to become an American citizen.

The banquet will include the naming of Greenville’s Worthy Citizen, plus the installation of the Chamber of Commerce Board and the Board of Development.

Al Swanson was named as Worthy Citizen at the last banquet and is expected to be on hand to name the next recipient of the distinction.

Seating is limited.

Those wanting more information can contact the Greenville Chamber at 903-455-1510 or visit