Chamber supper with Santa a success

Published 4:41 pm Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce recently held its eighth annual Pancake Supper with Santa and Gingerbread House Workshop at Bacon District Elementary School.

“This is the chamber’s annual community event where the chamber members can give back to the community,” said Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Beverly Fitz.

“Most of the volunteers are members of the chamber of commerce and represent our local businesses,” she said.

Last year’s event was held at the Phenix Volunteer Fire Department, which boasted a high turnout rate and over 100 gingerbread houses constructed.

This year’s event included an all-you-can eat pancake and sausage supper, construction of gingerbread houses and photos with Santa.

In addition, the Bacon District and Phenix Elementary School Chorus provided entertainment throughout the evening, along with Grace Community Church and Mrs. Claus presenting “The Story of Christmas.”

On social media, Fitz thanked the community on behalf of the chamber of commerce for making the event a huge success.

“It was a packed house from start to end,” she said. “Students and parents from all three elementary schools came for the fun.”

Fitz thanked the school system for working with the chamber of commerce to make the event possible. Fitz also thanked the staff at Bacon District School, the Bacon/Phenix School Chorus, F&S Enterprises, Keysville Hardware and Farm Supply, Wayland Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Sentara Halifax Hospital, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Southside Electric Cooperative, Diamond Hill, Grace Community Church, River Community Bank, Transcendent Photography, Peggy Newcomb, Joann Flowers, Larry and Beth Walton, Donald Lacks, Teresa Dunaway and Tyler Williams.

“The mission of the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is to promote local business and foster a sound relationship between the community and business to promote growth in our area,” Fitz said.

The chamber has continuously maintained a membership of approximately 70 businesses over the last eight years, according to its website.