Live Large Award Winners

(photo by Laura Bacon)

Accepting the award for the Handlos family were Brian and Pat Handlos and Beth Handlos Wahlert and Tim Wahlert.

AUDUBON — The Audubon Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Celebrate Audubon banquet, auction and awards on Saturday night in Audubon. The event included a dinner, silent and live auction, a Dessert Dash, entertainment by Branson performer and Audubon native, Dalena Ditto and her husband, Brett Michel and the presentation of three awards. Citizen of the Year went to Roger Griffith, longtime volunteer who worked with his church, committees and organizations in the city and the Audubon Fire Department. Junior Citizen of the Year went to Madison Vorm. A new award this year, the Live Large Audubon Award went to the Handlos family who developed Waspy’s, The Feed Mill Restaurant, The Blue Grass Inn and Suites and are working to finish truck services at the Audubon site. Accepting the award were (pictured left to right) Brian and Pat Handlos and Beth Handlos Wahlert and Tim Wahlert.