Many thanks to our Chamber Board!

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Wow, it has been so very warm outside! Fortunately, there is no better place to be for enjoying these warm summer months than on the shores and waters of our beautiful Kentucky Lake. I hope everyone is making the best of these last days of summer, because cooler weather will be here before we know it.

The Chamber of Commerce just held its 2019-20 board member elections, and we are truly blessed with some very talented, well-educated, community-minded individuals to volunteer their time to be on the Board of Directors. First, the Chamber would like to welcome newly elected board members Buck Carter and Jeff Peach. We all look forward to working with these fine fellows!

Next, we offer an official Chamber “Thank you!” to Heather Deckard Smith and Brett Rogers, who just concluded their terms of service as board members. There is no doubt their service was a great help to the Chamber.

Finally, the Chamber would like to recognize the board members who are continuing to serve, including Jeff Piskos, Kathy Hooten, Kenny Arnold, Shannon Dykstra, George Hargrove, JC Johnsonius, Dr. Elizabeth Paschall, Laurie Pierce, Janelle Thornton-Cook, and Sonya Volz. Many thanks to each of you for your guidance, support, and positive impact not only on the Chamber, but on all of our community as well.

Upcoming Events

This Saturday, Aug. 24, from 2-4 p.m. at Camden’s First United Methodist Church, the Camden Garden Club will present “Backyard Friends,” a small standard flower show. This event is free to the public, and all flower-lovers are encouraged to attend!

Also this Saturday, the Legend Cruisers Car Club will be back on the Camden Court Square beginning at 3 p.m. Come out to honor local law enforcement for Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! For more information, call Kyle at 731-441-8455 or Tucker at 731-584-5535.

The Benton County Elks Lodge will have barbecue chicken quarters, bologna, ribs, sandwiches, and plates with all the fixings on Saturday, Aug. 31, from 3-5 pm. While out bargain shopping, stop by and get a plate. All proceeds will go to purchase school supplies for Benton County kids in need.

The Elks Lodge is also renting booth spaces at $10 per day for Bargain Highway. Spots will be available at 6 a.m. on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (Aug. 30-31, Sept. 1). If you need a place to set up your sale items, give them a call at 731-571-5944 or 731-584-8155.

Sign-ups for Cub Scouts in Benton County will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Camden Elementary, Big Sandy, and Briarwood schools. Cub Scouts is for area boys and girls in grades K-5. For more information, call 731-668-3787.

The 15th Annual Eva Beach Music and Arts Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 21. If you want to sign up for vendor space at the event, contact Debra Daniel at 721-584-5535 or


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