On Thursday evening, more than 70 visitors flocked to the Bowling Green First Presbyterian Church banquet hall for the annual celebration of local history. This year’s banquet honored the special 40th anniversary of Honeyshuck’s purchase by a local family.
The Champ Clark Honeyshuck Restoration, Inc. annual banquet began at 6:30 p.m., the evening of Oct. 24. Board president Charlene McCune welcomed the guests, including Guest of Honor Dottie Hungate and special guest Paul Findley, ex-Illinois congressman.
Reverend Paul Lewis offered the Invocation. Dinner, which was catered by Karen Kieffer, immediately followed.
At the conclusion of dinner, along with entertainment by Mike Reynolds, the group began with the evening’s events. McCune introduced the Honeyshuck board and other special guests, which included Representative Jim Hansen and local officials Mayor Jim Moore and city administrator Dan Lang.
Elaine Niemeyer introduced the 2013 Speaker’s Award, sponsored by Eleanor Schewe, which was presented to 2013 BGHS graduate Cheyenne Foster earlier this year.
Frank Berlin offered the progress report, detailing several recently completed projects at the Champ Clark home.
Mary Millan presented the financial report, in which she mentioned the funds are in good shape.