Grayson to be guest speaker at annual chamber banquet

ABERDEEN – The Monroe County Chamber of Commerce will host its annual banquet on Monday March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion in Aberdeen.
Featured speaker will be Walt Grayson. He has been employed by Jackson television station WLBT since 1984 and takes viewers on a “Look Around Mississippi” weekly.
In addition, he is the host of Mississippi PBS’s “Mississippi Roads” program. His hobbies include collecting records and working on old radios, as well as  writing and photography.
Grayson is his own videographer for his “Look Around Mississippi” stories. He also writes a monthly newspaper article for the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi and is the author of three books: Jackson the Good Life, Looking Around Mississippi with Walt Grayson, as well as Looking Around Mississippi Some More! With Walt Grayson.
These books, as well as his CDs, will be available for purchase at the banquet.
Grayson has also been inducted into the Associated Press of Mississippi Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame.
Entertainment will be provided by ArtWork.
Awards for Business of the Year, Industry of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Community Focus will be presented at the banquet.
The South Monroe County Create Foundation will again host a silent auction during the banquet.
Tickets for the banquet are $25 for adult and $10 for students. They can be purchased by calling Kelly Martin at 256-7194 or Kathy Lusby at 369-6488.