MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- What better way to celebrate superlative services than with a super hero-themed banquet.

The Monmouth-Independence Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 54th annual community awards banquet on March 8.

Dressing in costume is encouraged. There will be a photo booth.

Tickets are $45 and available until 5 p.m. on March 1. They include one beverage, appetizers, dinner, and dessert.


Retail Services: Independence Cinema, Petals & Vines Flowers and Gifts, Les Schwab Tires

Non-Profit/ Organization: The Thoughts & Gifts Project, Mon/Indy Food Project, Polk County Fire District No. 1

Food & Beverage Services: Arena Sports Bar & Grill, Brew Coffee & Taphouse, San Antonio

Personal Services: Curves, Superior Cuts, Haugen’s Galleri Portrait Studio, Ash Creek Animal Clinic

Professional Services: Young Realty, MINET, Indy Commons

Financial Services: Maps Credit Union, Washington Federal, Umpqua Bank

First Citizen: Jan Burk, Mona Hinds

Distinguished Service: Cec Koontz, Darrell Tallan, Scott McClure

Educator of the Year: Elizabeth Armstrong, Marcella Stepp Rodarte

Education Support Staff of the Year: Annie Hensley. Denise Gatherum

Junior Citizen: Antonio Martinez, McKyla Jackson

Get tickets

When: 5:30 p.m. social hour; 6:30 program on March 8.

Where: Western Oregon University, Pacific Room, Werner University Center.

Tickets: $45 at

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.