• Suzy Graham hugs Past Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman Alex Heartfield, who presented her and her husband Win with the award for Citizens of the Year at the Graham Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held at the Young County Arena Tuesday. Turn to page 3 for more photos from Tuesday’s event. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • Neal Blanton gives a small speech after receiving the award for President’s Choice at the Graham Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet and Awards held at the Young County Arena on Tuesday. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)
  • Cam Bennett accepts the award for Volunteer of the Year from Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Chris Blanton at the Graham Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held at the Young County Arena last Tuesday. (Leader photo by Thomas Wallner)

Suzy, Win Graham named Citizens of the Year

Local superstars were honored last Tuesday at the Graham Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Grahammy Awards and Taste of Graham in the Young County Arena, celebrating a century of growth in the community.

Introductions were made to both events by Graham Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau CEO Krisa De La Cruz. After a wine tasting, the Taste of Graham kicked off and visitors chose which of the 16 participating local restaurants was their favorite in multiple award categories.

Taste of Graham participating restaurants were: Brothers Smokehouse, Casa Grande Mexican Grill, Chicken Express, Daddy Bob’s Smokewagon, Dairy Queen, Dinner Bell at the Wildcatter, Dinner Bell Cafe, Dos Chiles, Five Twenty-Six Pizza Studio, Fox Hollow Restaurant, Monarch Catering, Neri’s Bistro and Catering, Potter’s Pizza Inc., Rockin’ S Bar and Grill, Taco Casa and United Supermarkets.

A recognition of the Chamber of Commerce board members by De La Cruz and a state of the chamber presentation by Board of Directors Chairman Chris Blanton followed the Taste of Graham. De La Cruz then moved into the awards presentation for the Taste of Graham and the Grahammy Awards were presented by Blanton, past chairman Alex Heartfield and De La Cruz.

2018 Grahammy Awards

Ambassador of the Year – Del Lee
Citizens of the Year – Win and Suzy Graham
Volunteer of the Year – Cam Bennett
Graham Chamber of Commerce Board President’s Choice – Neal Blanton
Graham Salt Works Award – Mary Braddock
Business of the Year – Jordan Pharmacy

Taste of Graham Awards

Best Overall Presentation – 526 Pizza Studio
People’s Choice Traditional Restaurant – Dinnerbell at the Wildcatter
Judge’s Choice Traditional Restaurant – Brother’s Smokehouse
People’s Choice Quick Serve – Taco Casa
Judge’s Choice Quick Serve – Daddy Bob’s Smokewagon

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