Chamber banquet set for Feb. 25

Tickets are still available for the 82nd Annual Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet set for Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Waxahachie Civic Center.

“This is the event of the year,” said Debra Wakeland, president and CEO of the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce. “We’re going to roll out the red carpet as we honor the volunteers who have made a difference in our community the past year.

“Once again our theme is going to be the ‘Academy Awards,’ so we’re going to have a lot of fun with that. It’s a great chance to come out, enjoying a great evening of fellowship, great food while we honor our volunteers who have given their time and talent to improve our community.”

A number of awards will be presented at the event, including Business of the Year, Industry of the Year as well as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year award.

Tickets are $38 and include dinner catered by My Sisters Affair.

Reservations may be made by contacting the Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce at 972-937-2390 or by e-mailing Karen Maxwell at the chamber at

Reservations are requested by 5 p.m. on Feb. 22.

“It’s going to be a great event and a lot of fun. You’re not going to want to miss it,” Wakeland said. “Time is running out and we need to get everyone’s reservation in.”