Category Archives: Recent Chamber Events: HB&CCS VOLUNTEER THANK YOU DINNER, Annual Wine Tasting Mixer at El Garces, ANNUAL CHAMBER DINNER, RT. 66 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Chamber Hosts 2nd Annual Wine Tasting Mixer at the El Garces

wine-52ND ANNUAL WINE TASTING M,IXER HOSTED BY THE NEEDLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT THE ‘EL GARCES’

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Winners in the 90th Anniversary celebration of Rt. 66 were:            Eileen Hartwick for the Mayor’s Choice.  Mayor Ed Paget couldn’t resist her vintage entry, a 1912 Model T, showed to represent the “Dust Bowlers” who followed the “Mother Road” across the plains seeking a better living.  Eileen’s Model T is a family treasure rescued from the Mohave River bed in Barstow many years ago. Her Model T is featured in pictures below.

Other winners were:   Sponsor’s Choice:  Mike Skidmore, 1955 Chevy;  Don Burt 1957 Chevy (shown below);   Plaque Winners:  Ron Werner, 1952 Studebaker; Jim Brooks 1969 Mach 1 (shown below); Skip Kelly, 1955 Chevy Truck; Pat Burke 1958 Chevy Corvette (shown below).

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Needles Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Business Alliance sponsored the 90th Anniversary Celebration of Route 66 on Saturday, November 12, 2016,  The event drew large crowds and featured food and craft vendors, a vintage car show, music by Cat in the Hat, photo op with a Model T (Grapes of Wrath outfitted), all at Santa Fe Park in Needles.

 

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CHAMBER DINNER: 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF ROUTE 66

The photographer for the Annual Chamber Diner was Krista Garde of Let it Play Photography

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Cathy McConnell is awarded the Needles Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year recognition by Chamber board member Margot McKee. Thanks Cathy for all you do for Needles!

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Susan Alexis accepts the Business of the Year award for Wagon Wheel Restaurant. Susan and Mike own the establishment and provide the best home made, viagra sales scratch, down home menu!

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Mary Gonzales received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Chamber. Mary, among other talents, is the “Needles Parade Organizer Queen!” Celebrating with Mary is Jan Jernigan, NDBA.

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Laurie Stephenson accepts the Educator of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce. Laurie is a teacher for Needles Unified School District. Thanks you Laurie for all you give to our youth!

HERE ARE SOME GREAT MEMORIES FROM THE 2016 ANNUAL CHAMBER DINNER AND ROUTE 66 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.

 

 

 

 

 

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CHAMBER DINNER

CHAMBER DINNER

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Chamber Board Member Margot McKee presents Citizen of the Year Award to Cathy McConnell.

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