More than 120 people attended the Pride In McAlester 8th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on February 16th at the McAlester Country Club to honor Pride In McAlester supporters from 2016. This year’s banquet brought all nine Pride In McAlester Board Members and Mayor John Browne before the audience to present awards and celebrate PIM’s 2016 accomplishments.The Pride In McAlester Spirit Award went to Matt House and the Buffalo Run Disc Golf Course while Will Rogers Elementary School recieved the Community Sustainability Award. The Community Partner of the Year went to Choctaw Nation Going Green, the Outstanding Student was Brynn Vaughan, and Volunteers of the Year were the Alexander Family.
The Banquet was possible thanks to the generosity of the Presenting Sponsor, Sam Wampler’s Freedom Ford as well as numerous Corporate and Silent Auction Sponsors. This year’s event raised more than $3,000 for volunteer activities!