The Wetzel County Chamber of Commerce is currently organizing it annual celebration event. This year's nominees for the "Community Celebration Awards," have been announced, and the deadline to vote is Sunday, April 23.
The ceremony begins at 6 p.m. at the Mollohan Center in New Martinsville. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Reservations for the event are required, and are being accepted.
To pay by credit card, via PayPal, call the office at 304-455-3825. Cost for chamber members is $25, and cost for non-members is $30. Payment is non-refundable.
For more information call the Chamber office. Link to vote is accessible at www.wetzelcountychamber.com/
Nominees for Business Owner of the Year:
Frances Headley, Mountain Maids and Men; Linda Henricksen, The Olive Branch and Friends Shops; Jim King, King's Corner and King's Blingz; and James Crow and Chris Murden, CAM Safety
Nominees for Employee of the Year:
Billie Zimmerman, New Martinsville Police Department; Cendy Lewis, Genesis Healthcare-Sistersville Center
Nominees for Professional of the Year:
Larry Tackett, West Virginia Northern Community College; Chief Tim Cecil, New Martinsville Police Department; and Rev. Dr. Victor L. Hunter (First Christian Church)
Nominees for Educator of the Year:
Mark Goldestein, West Virginia Northern Community College; Dan Henthorn, Magnolia High School; and Jennifer Haught, SOLSD River Elementary
Nominees for Youth Leadership:
Eli Henthorn (Tyler County), Emily Rine (Wetzel County), Emily Shank (Wetzel County), Teran Malone (Wetzel County), Connor Seckman (Wetzel County), Jake Pennell (Wetzel County), and Breanna Herrick (Wetzel County)
Nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year:
Roy Haught, Corner 2 Corner Land Surveying; and Bob and Laura Dotterer, Rejuv For You
Nominees for Civic Organization of the Year:
Northern Panhandle Gabriel Project - Wetzel County Site, Wetzel County Solid Waste Authority, Wetzel County Hope & Memories, and Olive Branch Animal Rescue & Refuge
Nominees for Most Improved Exterior Aesthetics of the Year:
Susie's Crafts (Paden City), Miller Rentals (Sardis, Ohio), and Rejuv for You (Sardis, Ohio)