In the community

At Vale banquet, crowd bids and then applauds

VALE -- The spotlight was put community volunteers and business organizations Saturday night at the Vale Chamber of Commerce's annual banquet.

The event, at Vale High School, drew about 100 people who were there to eat, spend money, and cheer honorees.

Nearly 100 auctions went up for auction, from elaborate centerpieces to half off a skydiving date. The auction is a key fundraiser for the local chamber.

Honored at the banquet were: