The annual Olney Chamber Banquet will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Main Room in downtown Olney. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the David H. Penn Memorial Scholarship silent auction and dinner service begins at 6:30 p.m. Annual awards will also be presented. This year's menu will include chicken and beef fajitas, chips and salsa and dessert. Tickets are now on sale for $15 in advance, and will be $20 at the door. Tables may also be reserved for $10. For tickets or table reservations, call Stacy Wade at (940) 564-5445. Items already scheduled for the silent auction include a pool table from Walmart of Graham, Roku 2 box and a Kindle Paper White from Brazos Telephone Corp. and more. The Chamber of Commerce named its OHS senior scholarship, the David H. Penn Memorial Scholarship, after the late David H. Penn in February 2000. He was the former owner and editor of The Olney Enterprise, retiring in 1997. He served many years on the chamber board and other civic organizations. Penn believed in the youth of Olney and supported them in every way. The scholarship is granted to seniors who have accumulated a minimum of 40 hours over the course of their high school careers volunteering for the Olney Chamber of Commerce. In order to provide this scholarship yearly, the silent auction is held during the chamber banquet. Any individual or business who would like to donate a silent auction item or a monetary gift may bring them to the chamber office or contact the chamber coordinator.


Gifts should be received by Monday, Jan. 20.