A limited number of tickets are still available for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce 29th Annual Awards Banquet by contacting mary@hhchamber.com or jean@hhchamber.com or by calling 254-699-4999.

The theme of the banquet is “Hats Off to You!” and is scheduled for Monday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.

The social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is at 6:45 p.m. followed by the presentation of awards.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Texas Sen. Dawn Buckingham of District 24.

“We thought our theme was a good way to set the stage for expressing thanks to the people, organizations and businesses who do so much to promote our community and make it a great place to live,” said Gina Pence, president and CEO of the chamber.

During the awards ceremony, the Harker Heights Police Department will award the Police Officer of the Year.

The Harker Heights Fire Department will present Fireman/Paramedic of the Year.

The chamber will present the following awards: Citizen of the Year (in honor of Linda Neault), Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Community Partner of the Year, Chamber Ambassador of the Year and the Kern/Cox Award.

Leadership of the chamber board will be passed to Jim Anderson, retired chancellor of Central Texas College. Anderson replaces Jim McKinnon whose term as president of the board of directors ends in October.

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