The Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce 61st Dallas Community Awards ceremony was held Friday at Eola Hills Wine Cellars
As of Tuesday, February 20, 2018
RICKREALL — A commitment to serving seemed to be the unofficial theme to the Dallas Area Chamber of Commerce’s 61st Dallas Community Awards.
The event held at Eola Hills Wine Cellars on Friday night recognized service to the Dallas area in the last year.
Honorees were Polk Community Free Clinic (Organization of the Year); Matt Tucker, (Young Professional); Makayli Laizure (Junior First Citizen); Stephanie Earhart (First Citizen); Dutch Bros. (Business of the Year); and Rose Burgett (Lifetime Achievement).
“Stephanie’s servant heart is also capable of very strong leadership, impeccable integrity and loyalty,
a work ethic that makes me exhausted just watching her, and a sense of responsibility that means
she will finish the project she started even if she’s the only person left working,” said First Citizen Award presenter Michele Stein, the principal of Faith Christian School.
Similar words could describe all those recognized on Friday. An aversion to take credit for their accomplishments also was a common trait of the winners.
“I just want to thank everyone that’s here,” said Rose Burgett, the winner of the Lifetime Achievement award. “I love living in Dallas, raising my family here. I think that’s all I can say, but thank you very much.”