Thorndale Chamber names award winners
The Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce honored their Outstanding Citizens for 2011 at their annual awards open house on Monday at the TACC building in downtown Thorndale. The TACC event also recognized two Outstanding Students for the 2011-12 school year. Family, friends and citizens of Thorndale were on hand to celebrate this event with our honorees.
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR— The TACC Citizen of the Year for 2011 is Deana Caffey, who was recognized for her dedication to helping citizens of Thorndale. Deana is the chairperson for the Thorndale Relay For Life team and has been instrumental in helping this group meet and exceed their goal for the past several years.
Deana is also co-chair for the Thorndale Christmas Parade and is responsible for the organization and success of that event. Deana’s long-time serv ice to the Thorndale community was shared with all in attendance.
BUSINESS PERSON OF YEAR— John Ramirez was honored for his business expertise as the owner of the Thorndale Meat Market and the new venture in their new location in Thorndale. Business Person for 2011, John has been employed since 1975 in this area, first in the C. A. Forbes grocery, and then Taylor Meat Company, and he started Thorndale Meat Market in 1989. The new Thorndale Meat Market opened in 2011.
FARMER OF THE YEAR— Farmer of the Year for 2011, Leroy Wuensche has been farming since he was in a youngster. He helped with the family farm early in life and at one time farmed over 1600 acres. Leroy is also known for his expertise in adapting farm equipment to meet his needs and for helping his fellow farmers with repair of farm equipment.
Leroy also has a hay baling business which he runs in his “spare” time. He has served his church, family, and neighbors over the years with a servant’s heart.
AGRIBUSINESS PERSON OF YEAR—As Agribusiness Person of the Year, Edgar Iselt has been employed in the same line of work for 34 years. During this time he has covered over a half million acres in helping the area farmers with their crop preparation needs. Work doesn’t stop when he gets home, as Edgar still tends his own cows, checks his fences and finds time to spend with his family.
OUTSTANDING STU- DENTS—Recognized as Outstanding Students for 2011 were Cara Leigh Goetz and Yuliana Hernandez. Both will receive a $500 scholarship for their outstanding efforts in community service.
OTHER ITEMS—Also, don’t forget to vote. The Primary Election day is Tuesday, May 29. Do your civic duty and vote for your choice of elected individuals who will lead our country, county and locally in the coming year. Thorndale Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new members all year long. If you want to join, please contact Brian Morton at 512-658-5378 or Darleen Tucker at 512-898-2727.
Help the TACC in their mission of keeping Thorndale businesses growing.