Holmes County Chamber supports student arts programs with ‘Showcase’

Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 04:50 PM.

BONIFAY — The Holmes County Chamber of Commerce named Vo’s Tailoring and Nails as Holmes County’s Business of the Year, DeAnna Oldham was honored as Volunteer of the Year at Monday’s annual Chamber event.

It was an evening of music, drama and dining from venues found only locally as the Chamber of Commerce welcomed guests to this year’s Chamber Banquet entitled “Showcase,” held in the Holmes County High School auditorium.

After dining from food provided by local venues — Pho Noodle & Kaboodle, Doc’s Market, Piggly Wiggly and Los Rancheros — guests enjoyed productions from performing arts programs from Holmes County High School, Bethlehem High School, Ponce de Leon High School and Poplar Springs High School.

Bethlehem High School’s Drama Department presented “Super Freaks,” while Poplar Springs High School’s Drama Department presented a few snippets of their production of “Babes in Toyland.”

Ponce de Leon and Holmes County High both staged segments of their productions of “Happy Days” for the audience.

Poplar Springs High School’s Drama Department was awarded a $500 bonus for selling the most tickets for the banquet. The check was presented by Jon Sims, President of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, to Barbara McSwain, Director of Poplar Springs High School’s Drama Department. The $500 was donated by Doctors Memorial Hospital.

Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter and motivational speaker, was a guest speaker at the evening’s event and would also be speaking with the students Holmes County High School the day after to talk about “the importance of never giving up.”

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