101st Yorktown Chamber Banquet
By Mari Gohlke
A large crowd gathered at the Yorktown Community Hall on Tuesday, March 5 for a festive “Black and White Affair” -- the 101st annual Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Awards Banquet.
During the evening, businesses were recognized for their anniversaries and number of years they have been in operation, while three unique individuals were honored for their service to the community. At the conclusion of the program, Shirley Collins was introduced as the 2019 Citizen of the Year. Collins served as President of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce in 1993, as well as serving as chair of Yorktown’s Sesquicentennial Celebration.
She has volunteered in many different capacities throughout the years with many different organizations in the community.
David Norrell, Jr. was named as the 2019 Volunteer of the Year while Yorktown High School (YHS) Senior Robin Naranjo was named the 2019 Citizen of Tomorrow.
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