2022 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce Awards
Distinguished Service Award
Russellville – Patricia Cox
Phil Campbell – Curtis Baker
Red Bay – Mark Massey
County At Large – Susan Hall
Russellville – 306 Barbeque
Phil Campbell – Phil Campbell High School
Red Bay – Bay Tree Park
County At Large – Belgreen High School Baseball Field
Business of the Year – 43 Grill
Roger Bedford Unsung Hero – Bert Fowler
Volunteer of the Year – Cotton Flat Cruisers
Hall of Fame Award – Jamie Kiel
Franklin County’s Best Kept Secret Award – Go Vertical Aviation
Franklin County Development Authority Awards
Excellence in Industrial Growth Award – Sunshine Homes, Inc.
Industrial Support Award – Russellville City Schools – Career Tech Department
Industry of the Year – Clayton Russellville
Educator of the Year:
Russellville City – Jill Bonds
Franklin County – Caleb Beason
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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