Rusk Chamber Banquet

“All-Star Sports,” the theme of 79th annual Rusk Chamber Banquet, held Saturday at the Rusk Civic Center drew approximately 180 people, a number of whom decked out in spirit wear or dressed as their favorite athlete, said Chamber general manager Tara Tatarski.

“The 2019 banquet was a success and each honoree was very well-deserving,” she said, adding that Rusk Chamber members are a valuable part of the local community. “We appreciate each and every single one of our members, because without them, we would not be able to exist.”

At present, membership numbers about 150, and is open to all. Forms are available at the Rusk Chamber of Commerce, 184 S. Main St., or by contacting 903-683-4242 or 903-810-8222.

Above from left, are Business Woman of the Year Shelly Lipe; who is joined by Mike Crysup of Knox Ray Men's Wear – Business of the Year; and Chris Holcomb, accepting the 2019 Business Man of the Year on behalf of her husband, local veterinarian Anthony Holcomb of Cherokee Animal Clinic.