The Greater Millsboro Chamber of Commerce this week held its volunteer appreciation dinner and installed its new board members. At the Dec. 2 dinner, Chamber Executive Director Amy Simmons thanked those in attendance for their help and support.
“In some way or another, you have supported the Chamber, you have volunteered for the Chamber and without you all, we could not do what we do.”
Simmons added that the Chamber had had another successful year, with such events as the Millsboro Country Festival, Central Sussex Bridal Show and the Easter Egg Hunt in Cupola Park.
During the evening, awards were also presented to Chamber members and volunteers for their service.
Crystal Hudson was presented with the Volunteer of the Year award, for the number of volunteer hours clocked at events, as well as the quality of the time put in.
“It was hands-down, without a doubt, above and beyond the others,” said outgoing Chamber President Kris Adams, who joined Simmons to present the award to Hudson.
Adams also presented the Member of the Year award, to Peninsula Dental.
“We appreciate everything Peninsula Dental does for the Chamber,” he added.
The Above and Beyond award, new this year, was presented to Robert Simmons, Amy Simmons’ husband.
“Since Amy joined the Chamber, her husband, Robert, has put in countless hours helping,” said Adams. “We want to thank Robert and Amy for all they do.”
The award noted Robert Simmons’ “commitment, determination and unmatched dedication.”
Former Chairman of the Board John Thoroughgood was also presented with a plaque for serving the Chamber. And Adams, too, was recognized.
“Kris has been with me for three full years. He’s been my sounding board, and I think I’ve been his for some things, too,” Amy Simmons said. “I wanted to recognize you for your service a president.”
Millsboro Mayor Robert Bryan swore in Adams as chairman of the Board, Kathie Robinette as president, Kevin Turner as vice-president, Bob Cardaneo as treasurer, Jenifer Antonelli as secretary and Chris Berg as vice president of tourism. Additionally, Crystal Hudson, John Moore, Brian McManus, Nary Ann Leager, Joe Beail, John Thoroughgood and Jessica Wiggins were sworn in as directors.
Simmons concluded by thanking Bryan and the Town for their continued support.