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posted Aug 19, 2016, 7:58 AM by Sonya Miller


The 2016 Administrative Professional of the Year was awarded at the annual luncheon and fashion show sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 27th.   Karen Lay, Administrative Assistant to Judge E. M. Wilkes III, was this year’s lucky winner.  Chamber President, Sallie Ursrey presented Karen with an award certificate, a beautiful hanging basket of flowers, and a huge gift basket which was sponsored by the following businesses: Altamaha Bank & Trust, Bank of Hazlehurst, Bateman Realty, Colonial Flower & Gift Shop, Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Co. Board of Tourism, Hospice of South Georgia, Jeff Davis Hospital, Lumber City Nursing & Rehab, Renasant Bank, SO GA Cotton Gin, and the Chamber of Commerce.   The delicious luncheon was prepared by 2 Brothers Catering.  Spring and summer fashions from Georgia Outfitters, Goody’s, Colonial Flower & Gift Shop, and Simply Elegant Boutique were revealed by 16 lovely models during the fashion show.  We want to thank all the models as well as Vickie Bateman and Ashley McPherson Googe for coordinating the fashion show and working with the models.  The floral arrangements were prepared by Faye Ray and were given as door prizes to one lucky ticket holder seated at each table.   Johnson’s Office Solutions also provided take home gifts for everyone in attendance.