Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Awards
Distinguished Service Award
Russellville – Brenda Oliver
Phil Campbell – April Warhurst
Red Bay – The Making Alabama Bicentennial Traveling Exhibit
County At Large – The Bicentennial Committee
Russellville – State Farm
Phil Campbell – Dismals Canyon
Red Bay – Red Bay Yacht Club & Red Bay Acres
County At Large – Hurricane Creek Lodge
Business of the Year – Big Star
Roger Bedford Unsung Hero – Diane Baker
Volunteer of the Year – Larry & Janice Dover
Hall of Fame Award – Kaye Hutcheson
Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award – Hillary Hall for the Roxy’s Christmas Spectacular
Franklin County Development Authority Awards
Excellence in Industrial Growth Award – SEC Fab
Industrial Support Award – Roger Garner
Industry of the Year – Southern Homes Russellville
Educator of the Year:
Russellville City – Tessa Rushing (Russellville Elementery)
Franklin County – Susan Crittenden (Belgreen High School)
Robert I. Rogers Award –
Franklin County Declared the
Watermelon Capital of Alabama
In 2013, Senator Roger Bedford and Representative Johnny Mack Morrow was successful in passing a resolution in the Alabama Legislature declaring Franklin County “Watermelon Capital of Alabama”.
From Left to Right: Representative Johnny Mack Morrow, Senator Roger Bedford, Bobby Bolton originator of the annual Watermelon Festival, Cassie Medley, Franklin County Executive Director, Russellville Mayor David Grissom, Kreg Kennedy, District Field Representative for U. S. Senator Robert Aderholt, Franklin County Probate Judge Barry Moore, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce President (2013) Mike Shewbart.
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