to hold annual meeting
John Popovich, WCPO TV sports director guest speaker
The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce will
hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 22 at the South
Ripley Elementary School on Benham Road, Versailles.
The theme for the evening will be centered around high school
sports with the chamber offering Christmas ornaments for salefeaturing
each of the four high schools in Ripley County, Batesville, Jac-Cen-Del,
Milan and South Ripley.
The featured speaker will be John Popovich who is the sports director
for Channel 9 WCPO TV and hosts the long running Sports of All
Sorts call-in show on Sunday nights. According to information
from the chamber, he has won numerous Emmy and other broadcasting
awards for his writing, producing and reporting.
Each year the chamber honors area citizens. This year they will
focus on someone who represents each of the four area high schools
who has contributed to the schools athletic endeavors but
doesnt get recognized for what they do. The awards are dubbed,
The Unsung Hero Awards.
Bertha Hazelwood has been chosen from Batesville. She is known
as a wonderful supporter of all their athletic programs
and is ready and willing to help in all aspects of the program.
Someone noted, Bertha bleeds blue.
Jac-Cen-Dels unsung hero is Eric Wirth. He is described
as a good student with a good attitude and just an all around
good kid. He always helps the athletic director in any way
South Ripleys choice is Troy Mohr. He has been a teacher/coach
at the school for a number of years and devotes a lot of time
to helping keep the clock at all the boys and girls varsity basketball
games. He also does many other behind the scene duties.
Milan has chosen two unsung heroes - Henry and Jerry Walker. They
attend almost every sporting event at the school that boasts 19
different sports. It was noted that they are two of Milan High
Schools most dedicated fans.
The evening will begin with a silent auction at 5:00 p.m. Then
a dinner will be catered at 6:00 p.m. by the Rolling Pin, followed
by hearing from the guest speaker and the unsung heroes being
honored with awards.
Reservations can be made by calling the chamber office at 689-6654.
Tickets are $15.00 for the event.