Jim Smith to emcee Grow Wabash County Annual Dinner

WABASH COUNTY, IN – Grow Wabash County is thrilled to announce that Jim Smith will be the master of ceremonies for Grow Wabash County’s Annual Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Honeywell Center.

Smith is an incredible partner to Grow Wabash County, having retired in 2020 as the head facilitator of the Leadership Development Wabash County program and remained involved with many of Grow Wabash County’s projects and initiatives. He currently serves as a town councilman for the Town of North Manchester. Smith was also named the Volunteer of the Year during Grow Wabash County’s 2020 Annual Dinner.

This year’s Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14, in Legacy Hall at the Honeywell Center, 275 W. Market Street in Wabash. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards starting at 6:30 p.m.

The awards that will be presented that evening include the 2021 Business of the Year, which will be presented to MPS Egg Farms, the 2021 Volunteer of the Year and the 2021 Distinguished Citizen. Remarks will also be delivered by Grow Wabash County President and CEO, Keith Gillenwater, and Grow Wabash County Board Chair, Marilyn Custer-Mitchell.

Great care will be taken by Grow Wabash County and the Honeywell Center team to ensure the health and safety of our guests and staff. Masks and individual hand sanitizers will be encouraged for guests and extra masks will be available for those requesting them. Leading up to the event, Grow Wabash County and the Honeywell Center will monitor COVID-19 numbers and resulting guidelines to ensure that this event aligns will all health and safety expectations.

Grow Wabash County would like to thank the generous sponsors that have already registered to support this event.

Platinum Sponsors: Cargill/Provimi North America; OJI Intertech, Inc.

Gold Sponsors: Troy Eads Excavating, LLC; Wabash Castings, LLC; White’s Residential & Family Services, Inc.

Social Hour Sponsor: Gaunt & Son Asphalt

Silver Sponsors: Community Foundation of Wabash County

Bronze Sponsors: Benson & Son, LLC; Hoosier Jiffy Print; Hy-Line North America; Indiana University Kokomo; Kirtlan Automotive Machine & Repair, Inc.

Registration for tickets and sponsorships is still open and can be done at www.growwabashcounty.com/2021annualdinner or by contacting Grow Wabash County at marketing@growwabashcounty.com or 260-563-5258.