November 12, 2013
Photos by Vicki Blakley|Daily Enterprise
The Harlan County Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala, presented by Appalachian Wireless, was held Friday at the Harlan Center. Those receiving awards are, from left, front row: Paul Pratt, Lifetime Achievement Award; David Howard of Howard Engineering, recognition for 25 years in service; Robert Gipe, President’s Award; Darlene Long of Kentucky Utilities, recognition for 100 years in service; Marie (Rie) Whitfield, Harlan Countian of the Year; Cathy Hill of Food City, Business of the Year; Terry Delaney of Mountain View Realty, recognition of 25 years in service; Gary Fee of O’Reilly Auto Parts, Excellence in Customer Service; back row: A. Grover Milwee of Kentucky Utilities, recognition for 100 years of service; Dr. Bruce Ayers, Lawson-Hoskins Dedication Award; Brandon Pennington, President’s Award; Scott Pace, Educator of the Year; Dr. Abiodun Akisanya, Healthcare Provider of the Year; Greg Drury of the Portal, New Business of the Year; and Tammy Colvin, of Kentucky Utilities, recognition for 100 years in service.
Roger Fannin, emcee, closed the program by saying that after he had listened to all the recipients achievements, he felt as though he needed to do more for the community.