|(Seguin) -- The day the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce has been preparing for is almost here. The chamber is gearing up for its 98th Annual Chamber Banquet and Awards Program. The banquet is scheduled for Wednesday night at the Seguin Coliseum.|
Chair Elect Elaine Bennett says she is especially excited about this year's guest speaker. She says the chamber will welcome Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott. She says Abbott was the perfect choice to address the audience as she helps to roll out this year's chamber theme, “Passion.”
"She has a passion for people that serve others. She also has a passion for Main Street and that was one of the things that we were looking at and my theme as far as this year, 'Passion: Let Your Passion Be Your Legacy' and that is one of things that we will be discussing in the evening. I do think that everyone does have a passion that they have within them and it's when you capitalize on that and let your passion give you the freedom to do what you are really here to do and most of us are here to serve others so when you find that, it makes the community a better place," said Bennett.
Chamber President Kendy Gravett says as a thank you, a reception will be held before the event for a special meet and greet with Abbott.
"Since we are hosting The First Lady of Texas, it was a must. We are allowing our top level sponsors to have a private reception and of course, the mayor and the judge will be able to come in and get their picture taken cause they really want their picture taken," said Gravett.
The event will also include the presentation of the chamber's annual awards and the changing of leadership for the organization.
The banquet begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. Wednesday followed by the program at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $50 each and are still available at the chamber office or by calling 830-379-6382. A limited number of table sponsorships are also available. The chamber office is located at 116 N. Camp St.