After having been re-scheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, The Pike County Chamber of Commerce held its 18th Annual Community Awards Banquet on Friday, November 16th at The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing in Matamoras. It was hosted by the Pike County Chamber in partnership with the Service Organizations throughout the area.
Just under 200 people attended to see the eleven non-profit organizations honor their own and to showcase their commitments toward the worthwhile work that each does in our community. The following outstanding volunteers were honored: Thomas Murante at Center for Developmental Disabilities, Doris Bouckenooghe, Syril Overpeck, Ed Walthall & Helene Brengard at GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Linda & Ralph Pinto at the Milford Garden Club, Dr. Thomas Finan, Robert Wein & Edgar Almquist at Milford-Matamoras Rotary Club, Victoria Weigel at Milford Senior Care & Rehab Center, Edith Gartner & Ginny Holzhauer at the Pike County Area Agency on Aging, Joan Stohr at Pike County Developmental Center, Elspeth Goodin at Pike County Public Library, Sue Ann Jacobs at Special Olympics Area “P”, Christine Foland at The Lackawaxen River Conservancy and Annette Petry at Wayne/Pike Adult Literacy Agency.
The Pike County Chamber itself presented three awards: Chamber Director of the Year to Aileen Kolvenbach of Pike County Light & Power, Outstanding Business of the Year to River Rock Inn of Milford and Outstanding Volunteers of the Year to Jean & Tom Hoff.
The Chamber wishes to thank Art Ridley, Carol & Peter Markwalter and Zorianna and her staff at The Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing who helped make this another successful Chamber event. If you were unable to attend or wish to learn more about the honorees and their organizations, please contact the Chamber office at (570) 296-8700 for the program booklet that was handed out that evening.