This week’s Chamber Spotlight is on the Tishomingo Development Team (TDT). This organization was formed in 2002 as the result of twenty local citizens answering the call to research community priorities and formulate a vision and objectives surrounding the following topics: business development, community image, youth leadership development, community promotion, health and wellness, and Johnston County leadership. TDT is currently led by Chair Becky Henthorn, Vice-Chair Luke Holmes, Secretary Fran Morrell, and Treasurer/JCIA representative, Judy Huston.

The team works on several community activities including; 8th Period, an after-school program for 5th-9th grade students held at the Tishomingo Middle School from 3:10-5:00 p.m.; the Alfalfa Bill Century Bicycle Ride held in October, bringing in dozens of participants from surrounding states; the Johnston County Farmer’s Market, in partnership with TSET and the Health and Wellness Committee; the Johnston County Christmas Dinner, which feeds hundreds of local residents on Christmas day with a full meal while also providing live entertainment; the Fall Kid’s Carnival; the Firefly Color Run, April 27th; the Pennington Creek Canoe and Kayak Regatta, April 28th; the Tishomingo Cemetery beautification project, and others.

TDT is funded by grants, memberships, fundraisers, and donations. An ongoing fundraiser is the local-recipe cookbook, Granny In The Kitchen, which is currently available for purchase at Landmark Bank for $15.00. Contact Cindy Matheny for more information. Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the MSC Aggie Dining Room and are open to the public.

Next week’s Member Spotlight will be on Counseling, Inc!

The Chamber is pleased to announce our new board members that will take office at the regularly scheduled board meeting in March; Melissa Ferguson, Sam Holt, and Sarah Warden. Thank you to all the members that submitted ballots and nomination forms. The 2017 new, small, and large business of the year and volunteer and citizen of the year have been determined and will be announced at this year’s Annual Chamber Banquet on March 31st. Tickets are now available by calling 580-371-2175 or emailing johnstoncountychamber@gmail.com. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and silent auction items available at 6:00 PM in the MSC Aggie Dining Room, dinner and the program will begin at 7:00 at the Ballroom.

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb

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