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Chamber honors own at 106th annual banquet

Congratulations to Jo Ann Drews, named as the winner of the Marlin Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year Award!

Marlin Chamber of Commerce members honored five of their own Thursday, July 23, 2015, during its 106th annual banquet at the Marlin Men’s Civic Association Building. Monica Neumann, a Rosebud-Lott High School graduate and the reigning Miss Central Texas, served as emcee. Guest speaker was State Rep. Kyle Kacal, who gave a brief update on the recent Texas Legislature session, as well as updated the 100 or so in attendance on a pair of matters of importance to Marlin.

Business of the Year: Apple Sport Chevrolet
Citizen of the Year: JoAnn Drews/TCLC-Grace Lutheran Church
Non-Profit of the Year: Jay Butler/M.Y.A.A.
Parrish/Goddard Award: Jane Young
Volunteer of the Year: Kenneth Drews/Falls County Samaritan House

2014 Business of the Year

The Young Family won the Business of the Year award for the High Cotton Restaurant.

2014 Business/Professional of the Year

Max and Jann Atkins receive the Business/Professional of the Year award from Byrleen Terry, center.

2014 Parish/Goddard Award

Steve Johnson, left, presents Roger Nutt with the Parish/Goddard Award.

2014 Volunteer of the Year

Chamber of Commerce President Greg Barton, left, gives Michael Magouirk the Volunteer of the Year award.

2014 Non-Profit of the Year

Bob Dube, second from left, gives the Non-Profit of the Year Award to members of the Marlin Men’s Civic Association, from left Kenny Kautzer, Justin Hay and Rocky Terry.

Agriculture and Beyond

A diverse farming and ranching industry has been part of Marlin’s history since the founding of the town in 1851. Thousands of acres of fertile land offer farmers and ranchers the perfect environment for everything from cattle to cotton. Marlin has its own Hospital with emergency room, 3,000 ft. lighted airport for private planes, is served by the Union Pacific railroad, has an industrial park/enterprise zone, has been a Texas Main Street City for over 10 years and in the process of upgrading its entire water treatment facility utilizing the latest technology in membrane filtration systems.

A Strong Community

Strong school spirit makes for exciting Friday night light action as the Marlin Bulldogs defend their multiple district wins. The Palace Theatre is a community playhouse featuring plays and dinner theaters throughout the year. The Marlin County Club plays host to Texas’ longest running two-man low-ball tournament. Marlin’s new public library features a collection of nearly 15,000 books, 8 public use computers with high speed internet and email access, a children’s room and computer classroom. There are many community events that happen throughout the year in Marlin; The Wood Street Blues Festival, Markets on Main Street, Christmas and Home Coming Parades, Old Homes Tour and the Historic Churches Tour all provide many options for family fun.

Historically Healthy

Marlin has been recognized by the Texas House of Representatives as the official “Mineral Water City of Texas”. The Falls Museum provides history seekers with interesting facts and items regarding Marlin’s rich history in agriculture and as one of the South’s largest health resorts. Marlin’s many social organizations provide community involvement for any interest including the state’s oldest musical club, now in its 107th year.

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