The Flora Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated Tuesday, February 28th “Under the Stars” by recognizing area teachers, local business owners and residents from the Flora area. We were honored to have Ted DiBiase, Jr. as our guest speaker as he shared his message based on his personal testimony growing up within a family of professional wrestlers as compared to all he wrestled with while mainstreaming into non-Hollywood society. Special guests included Leslie Childress (Mayor), Nicole Kitchens (Keep Flora Beautiful), Phillip Gunn (MS Speaker of the House), and David Bishop (Supervisor).
We thank all of our sponsors, auction contributors and supporters of our community. GOLD SPONSORS included Atmos, Bank Plus, CSpire, Ergon/Kearny Park Farms, Gem Publications/The Petrified Forest, Keller Williams Realty- Casey Carrington Holcomb, Merit Health, North Flora Church of Christ, Protea Dekor, Vise Architecture PLLC, and The Natural Health Project. TABLE SPONSORS included Bank of Yazoo, Bozeman Farms, Crossfit Flora/Runnels Insurance, Flora Animal Hospital, Salad Days/The Corner Market, and The Town of Flora.
Award Winners included:
Teachers of the Year: Tri- County Academy- Jenny Hilderbrand; East Flora Elementary- Janelle Stroud; Madison Middle School- Jeanna Crowder; Rosa Scott High School- Julia-Anne Starr; Madison Central High School- Michelle Robinson
Flora Mann Jones Award- Rick Lang
Board of Directors Service Award- Kaley Robinson McCary, Tammy Barker, and Maggie Bonds
Business Awards- CSpire, Bank Plus, and Protea Dekor
Dudley R Bozeman Community Service Award- Reverend Roosevelt & Tonya Baker
Citizenship Award- David Thigpen
President’s Award- N.P. Nell Hunter
We thank all of our local businesses, community leaders and residents for making this night a very special night for many in Flora, MS.