To the Editor:
We would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Wamego Chamber of Commerce and the Oz Winery for supporting our annual Community Awards Gala on November 2. The evening was a huge success and great fun, as we honored outstanding members and businesses of our community and raised much needed funds for our Chamber of Commerce.
This year our theme was Wizard of Oz, “There is No Place Like Home, No Place Like Scotts Valley.” Manhattan Chamber President Lyle Butler and Kendra Dekat of the Manhattan Convention & Visitors Bureau staff really went above our expectations in sending wonder-ful merchandise showcasing the great state of Kansas, the home of Dorothy!
A special Kansas Auction Basket was assembled that included K-State memorabilia, T-shirts and local souvenirs. The Oz Winery participated in providing us a nice discount on our purchase of a case for our “Wine Auction Wall,” and all the attendees were delighted with the great wine labels, which complemented our theme for the evening with such class.
Thank you for sending Kansas to our small Northern California town, situated in the coastal redwoods near Santa Cruz. The Manhattan Chamber of Com-merce certainly “made a splash” at our event, and our attendees expressed their delight and appreciation!