For the first time ever, the Oneonta Business Association (OBA) will be hosting an awards dinner with an eye toward making the event an annual occurrence. The dinner is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Oneonta Church of Christ fellowship hall. Tickets are $25 at Downtown Antiques 2 Junk, Treasures on Main, or Gate House Antiques, all located on First Avenue in downtown Oneonta. Tickets can also be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miller’s Soda Shoppe will cater, and Gadsden resident J. Holland, who has 41 years of broadcast journalism experience, will serve as guest speaker. Holland has been involved in numerous radio stations, has been an avid community volunteer, and helped found the “Renew the Coosa” clean-up project which morphed into the successful “Renew Our Rivers” Alabama Power program. The event will also feature prize drawings and entertainment.
Long-time OBA members Darrell Edwards and Wayne Shaddix will be honored at the event.
“Due to their invaluable service and tireless efforts to help establish and grow the OBA, Darrell and Wayne will be presented special awards of honor,” said OBA member Patti Moss Williams.“In addition, an annual award is being established in their names, the Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year Award.”
OBA members will be emailed and asked to nominate businesses and volunteers for the Edwards-Shaddix Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, and Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.