Friday, October 05, 2012

TOP STORY >> Cabot chamber displays trophy

The Cabot Chamber of Commerce is displaying the Abilene Trophy, which was won by the Little Rock Air Force Base Community Council.

Visitors are encouraged to drop by the chamber office, 110 S. First St., to view the bronze bald eagle.

The community council has won the trophy twice for its commitment to the air base.

The Abilene Trophy is presented annually to an air base with the most outstanding community support.

The LRAFB Community Council is comprised of representatives from communities around the air base.

“The beautiful bronze trophy, featuring a soaring Eagle, will be on display here at the chamber office for a week or two,” said chamber director Billye Everett.

The Cabot chamber office is at 110 S. First St.

“I am privileged to serve on the LRAFB Community Council, as is your Military Committee Chairman Karen Knight. In addition, Mayor Bill Cypert and council member Ann Gilliam serve on the council. There are other Cabot citizens seated on the council as well,” including Knight, Everett said.

According to a Cabot Chamber of Commerce press release, hosting a dinner for spouses of deployed airmen and placing a billboard on Hwy. 67/167 congratulating the base on winning the Air Mobility Command Rodeo helped the council win the trophy.

The billboard was sponsored by Cabot’s Advertising and Promotion Commission and the chamber.

Everett also said the A and P Commission was a major sponsor of the recent LRAFB air show as it has been in the past.

“I have served three years as an honorary commander of the 314th Maintenance Operation Squadron, and I now serve as Honorary Commander Emeritus of the squadron. In addition, I serve on both the executive board and the board of directors of the community council,” Everett said.

“You are most welcome to drop by the office and see the trophy. It is indeed something that you as a chamber member can be very proud of,” she said.

Everett concluded, “I know that I am proud to have been given the opportunity to support the men and women who serve at Little Rock Air Force Base.”