By Jeff Shultz
When members of the Pauls Valley Chamber of Commerce meet on Thursday, June 14, for the annual PV Chamber Banquet, they will have plenty to celebrate.
According to PV Chamber Director Della Wilson, Pauls Valley has won its third Redbud Award, the state’s highest tourism honor.
Pauls Valley won the award for the Okie Noodling Festival as the state’s Most Outstanding Tourism Event.
“The competition was stiff, but good content always wins out,” Wilson said Tuesday night in reference to the Chamber’s Redbud application. “We’re in heaven!”
The announcement came Tuesday night during the annual Redbud Awards ceremony at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City
Pauls Valley has previously won two Redbud Awards.
In 2005, the Toy and Action Figure Museum won the prestigious honor as the state’s Outstanding Tourism Attraction.
Then PV followed that with a win for the 2007 Sesquicentennial Celebration as the most Outstanding Tourism Event, the same category the Okie Noodling Festival was in.
“We’ll be celebrating big time during our Chamber Banquet,” Wilson added.
The annual banquet, which celebrates the successes of the Chamber over the past year, will be held on June 14 at the Bosa Community Center.
Chamber officials are seeking nominations for Citizen of the Year and Corporate Citizen of the Year.
The deadline to nominate worthy individuals and companies for the annual honor is May 22 at noon.
Nomination forms can be obtained at the PV Chamber office at 112 E. Paul. For more information contact the PV Chamber at 405-238-6491.