Honoring local leaders

The Greater Pickens Chamber of Commerce and Pickens Revitalization Association teamed up to honor  local businesses at their annual banquet on March 23 at Occasions at Wedgefield in Central. In addition to a night of dinner and dancing, officials presented awards to deserving local businesses and the annual Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award. The chember’s Business of the Year award was presented to Lyn Hatton, owner of Serenity at Sunset on Main Street in Pickens. In addition, PRA officials honored former chamber director Mike Parrott with the Outstanding Community Service Award, the Colonial House Bed & Breakfast with the Outstanding New Business Award and the Corner Drug with the Legacy Award. Also honored were Main Street Challenge winners the Twisted Skillet Bistro, Burgess and Taylor General Store and the Colonial House. The Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award was presented to Tammy Aiken Clark, chair of the Friends of the Pickens County Guardians ad Litem board. Clark is the organizer of the organization’s annual Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast, which is in its sixth year and will be held on Nov. 23.

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