(ROWLETT, TX – April 23, 2019) The Rowlett Chamber of Commerce is holding its first ever Hometown Heroes Awards Banquet on Friday, May 3, 2019. At the Hometown Heroes Awards Banquet they will honor the extraordinary in Rowlett, including police, fire, public works, veterans, teachers, principals and many others! They will also be recognizing local citizens who have had a great impact on the City and/or Chamber.
The following are the Top 3 nominees for each award:
TEACHER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Hallmark Bodies
Sonia Brown, Coyle MS
Tanika Haggan, Rowlett HS
Emily Pittman, Liberty Grove
PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR Sponsored by My Computer Guy
Keith Ellis, Rowlett Elementary
Teresa McCutcheon, Back Elementary
Tobi Schmidt, Schrade MS
PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by FCC Environmental Services
FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Atmos Energy
NURSE OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe
HEALTH PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR Sponsored by Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center – Lake Pointe
Dr. Steven Arze
BIG ‘R’ AWARD Sponsored by Housewarmers of Rowlett
Also being presented are the Police Officer and Student Resource Officer (SRO) of the Year (sponsored by the Rowlett Firefighters Association), the Veteran of the Year (sponsored by the Veteran’s Resource & Outreach Center) and the Vernon Schrade Heritage Hall of Fame Award (sponsored by the Schrade family).
The guest speaker will be Samantha Horwitz, a former Secret Service Agent who was in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Everyone in attendance will receive an autographed copy of Sam’s book. We will also have a live band and a cash bar. We want to thank our Hero Sponsor, FCC Environmental and all of our Awards Sponsors.
“We want to honor those people we see all around us every day. They do their jobs to protect, educate or serve us and they do this without asking for honor or recognition,” said Michael Gallops, the chamber’s President/CEO. “This night allows us the opportunity to celebrate them and all they’ve done for us and our community.”
The Hometown Heroes Awards Banquet will take place at the Rowlett Community Centre on Friday, May 3rd, with a cocktail hour beginning at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm. Chamber members as well as non-members are welcome to attend. Ticket information is available at http://www.rowlettchamber.com/hometown-heroes-awards-banquet.
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