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Over 450 attended the 104th Fredericksburg Chamber Banquet & Awards Sponsored by Ben E. Keith Foods to celebrate the accomplishments of the Chamber and honor those who serve the Chamber and our community.

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in the historical Gillespie County Fair & Festivals Association Hall by Revel Kitchen + Catering, with beer by Altstadt Brewery and wine by Heath Family Brands and Texas Heritage Vineyard.

Congratulations to our award winners Todd Eidson-Outstanding Chamber Man, Julie Herbort-Outstanding Chamber Woman

 Dr. Paul Phillips-Community Achievement, Stanley and Janet Rabke-Outstanding Public Servants, Caroline Eidson-Volunteer of the Year, Ella Grandjean-Student Achievement and Penny C. McBride-Penny C. McBride Distinguished Service. Thanks to Fbg.Live for award winner interviews you can enjoy HERE

We are also honored to recognize two of our outstanding Ambassadors Jack Pounds and Rikki Tai Ferrell for reaching their fifth anniversary with the Chamber, and the Leadership Gillespie County Class for their work.

Our Ambassadors, Board and Leaders are the lifeblood of the Chamber along with our members, and we could not do this work without them! They are the volunteers, donors and faces you see every day in service to our community.

Thank you to our Award Sponsors:

Outstanding Chamber Man-Fischer & Wieser Specialty Foods 

Outstanding Chamber Woman-Grand Central at Milam

Community Achievement-Texas Hills Realty 

Outstanding Public Servants-Happy State Bank

Volunteer of the Year-First United Bank

Student Achievement-Create Healthy

Penny C. McBride Distinguished Service-Edward Stroeher


Thank you to our Live Auction donors: The Albert Hotel, Allens Boots/LM Easterling Custom Boot Co., Altstadt Brewery, Arrowhead Bank, Becker Vineyards, Boot Ranch, Brooke’s Bubble Bus, Cabins at Red Rock, Craig & Cathy Turner/Seaglass Inn, Fredericksburg Balloonery

Hill Country Bon Vivant, Hill Country Film Festival, Home Simple Goods + Design, LaMar’s Signs and Stuff, Pontotoc Vineyard Weingarten

Side Street Hospitality, Sophie’s Bakery, Sunday Supply, TBW Creative Studio, TNT Guide Services and William Chris Vineyards.

Thank you to our Prize Pull donors: The 1846 Luxury Living, Absolute Charm, Alla Campagna, Becker VineyardsBella Sera Italian Restaurant

Burger Burger, Cabernet Grill, Caliche Coffee, Clear River Ice Cream, Bakery & Deli, Der Kuchen Laden, Dietz Distillery, Eaker Barbecue  Fredericksburg Chevrolet GMC, Fritztown Mercantile, Grape Creek Vineyards, Haberdashery, H-E-B, Hill + Vine, Hill Country Film Festival

Hill Country Herb Garden, Hill Country Propane, Hoffmann Haus, Home Simple Goods + Design, Invention Vineyards, Julie Herbort

La Marguerite, Liebeskind, Linens N’ More, Magnolia Pearl, NobiliTea, Otto's German Bistro, PAINT Nail Bar, Parts Unknown

The Peach Basket, Recess, Roo Realty, LP/Ben & Joy Culpepper, Side Street Hospitality, Smitty’s Car Wash, Sophie’s Bakery

Stroeher & Son/Stroeher & Olfers, Sunday Supply, Texas Hills Realty, Texas Wine Collective, Tubby's Ice House, Turf Bar Metals

Weaver Technologies and Zertz.


Thank you to Central Texas Electric Cooperative for setting up and tearing down our banquet hall, and to the Fredericksburg Jaycees for our stage. Thanks to our official sound provider Hill Country Ears Sound Company for audio visual, Class A Rentals & Sales for pricing consideration, Wildseed Farms for stage decoration, and H-E-B for florals and plants.

We look forward to a successful year for all!

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