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Chamber’s Annual Awards Announced
Pastor Henry Raven was chosen as the Citizen of the Year for his contributions to the community of Oakdale.

It was a virtual celebration, but several local businesses and residents were feted as part of the 75th annual Oakdale Chamber of Commerce awards night.

Festivities were staged on Friday, Feb. 19 and the evening netted big honors for the award winners in numerous categories. While the event was hosted in an online, virtual format, those ‘attending’ stopped by the Chamber of Commerce parking lot first to pick up their drive-thru dinner, catered by House of Beef.

Announced previously, the Lifetime Achievement Award went to Melinda Owen; that is the only award that is known ahead of time.

In the other categories, the 2020 winners were:

Citizen of the Year — Pastor Henry Raven

Community Service Award — Oakdale Community Sharing

Junior Achievement Award — Emery Franco, Dominic Robles, Devon Pastor Guzman, Morgan Gravatt (All nominees were recognized in this category).

Small Business of the Year — Get Fit Oakdale

Large Business of the Year — Infinite Athletics Cheer and Tumbling.