The Acworth Business Association ended 2017 with a luncheon to celebrate another successful year and to honor several residents, businesses and organizations for their community service.
Alderman Tim Houston was guest speaker. The Allatoona High School Jazz Band provided music.
ABA members recognized outgoing president Danielle Hilderbrand for her outstanding leadership, and welcomed 2018 president Dave McClanahan (Turn to Page 20 to read McClanahan’s first ABA column).
ABA awarded $31,000 to area charities and organizations, and presented year-end awards.
The awards include:
• Service Beyond Expectation: Ronald Asby,
American Legion Post 304. Asby, who died in August, was a Navy veteran and beloved member of the community who devoted countless hours of service to Post 304 and Acworth.
• Business of the Year: Acworth Animal Hospital,
• ABA Person of the Year: Marlon Longacre,
• Ambassador of the Year: Shannon Stahl,
KAMS Auto Service Center.
By Carla Caldwell, Around Acworth editor.