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Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized
The Great Hall Chamber of Commerce board of directors honors it's top volunteers Thursday afternoon with Silver Shovel Awards. Seated, from left, are John Breakfield, Brett Fowler, Andy Kalinauskus, David Dickerson, Rope Roberts. Standing, from left, are Stacey Poole, John Simpson, Darryl Workman, Lila Westmoreland, Caroline Lewallen , Madeline Wirt, Sarita Madera, Louise Dufour-Zavala and Brent Cook.
Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17. The annual Silver Shovel Award went to: • State Court Judge John Breakfield • Georgia Department of Transportation District Engineer Brent Cook • Brett Fowler of Turner, Wood & Smith Insurance • Andy Kalinauskas, Conditioned Air Systems • Caroline Lewallen, Jaemor Farms • Sarita Madera, Homestar Financial Corp. • Stacey Poole, McDonald’s • Rope Roberts, Georgia Power Co. • John Simpson, Lakeview Academy • Greg Vitek, IMS Gear • Lila Westmoreland, Brenau University • Madeline Wirt, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker • David Dickerson, Whelchel, Dunlap, Jarrard & Walker • Darryl Workman, BrandBank • Louise Dufour-Zavala, Georgia Poultry Lab Network Plaques were handed out to the winners at the chamber’s monthly board of directors meeting at the Gainesville Civic Center. “Thank you … for your contributions to the community,” new chamber Chairman Perry Barnett said to the group.