The Blanco Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet at the Old Blanco County Courthouse last Thursday evening. By all accounts, it was another successful celebration of the Blanco community, with over 120 in attendance. The dinner was catered by Sullivan Street Catering.
Blanco Chamber President Marcy Westcott provided a “State of the Chamber” overview and unveiled a few of the projects planned for the coming year. One of the new initiatives is a “Business of the Year” award, with the winner being announced at next year’s event. She emphasized a renewed commitment by the Chamber to meet the needs of members. A new website is in the works, which should provide better business and marketing services, along with several other initiatives designed to assist member services.
The Old Blanco County Courthouse was chosen for this year’s banquet to recognize its importance as the crown jewel of the Historic District. “There is no better place to acknowledge the hard work of our members and volunteers than the Courthouse,” said Westcott. “It stands here today as a living monument to the dedication and commitment of the greater Blanco community.”
The Blanco Chamber’s annual banquet has become one of the signature events for the city. This year’s keynote speaker was author and former Texas Ranger, Joaquin Jackson, who offered some insights into his views on life, sprinkled with some career highlights and anecdotes about historical moments with the Rangers. “It was good to be back in Blanco,” he said later. “This is a community that truly appreciates its heritage.”
Westcott echoed that thought. “We’re gifted to have such a great group of people here. I really feel privileged being able to be a part of this organization.” Further information on upcoming events and other Chamber activities can be had by contacting the Blanco Chamber at 830-833-5101 or www.blancochamber.com