WAYNE – With a record attendance being set, the annual Wayne Area Economic Development Banquet was held Sunday late afternoon into the evening.
From The Beaumont Event Center and The Birch Room just north of the Wayne Country Club, businesses and community members came together to celebrate 2018. This year’s theme was “Flourish in Wayne”.
The night opened with a social hour and during that time silent auction items were on display. Following dinner, a new event was added being the dessert auction. Desserts were donated by several community members and raised money for American flags along Highway 35.
The Awards Ceremony closed out the evening.
2018 Most Valuable Patron: Wayne Airport
2018 Business of The Year: Providence Medical Center
2018: Educator of The Year: Courtney Mass (first grade teacher at Wayne Elementary) delivered by 2017 recipient Misty Beair
2018 Citizens of The Year: Scott and Mary Kay Hasemann delivered by 2016 recipient Bill Reeg