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Harold and Joan Wilson were named grand marshals of the Chase City Christmas Parade at the annual Chamber banquet. With them is executive director Baxter Rutledge. (Susan Kyte photos) / November 08, 2017

Joan and Harold Wilson will lead this year’s Christmas Parade in Chase City. The couple, owners of Chase City Flower Shop, will serve as co-grand marshals of the holiday parade, which will take place Sunday, Dec. 3 along Main Street in Chase City.

Theirs was one of several honors bestowed Thursday night at the annual Chase City Chamber of Commerce banquet. Other honorees included Michael White and Joseph Epps.

Joseph Epps was named Citizen of the Year and received a Lifetime Achievement award for his years of service to various organizations, including the Chase City Chamber of Commerce, McCallum More Museum & Gardens, Occoneechee Pow Wow, Tobacco Heritage Trail and Thyne Institute.

Epps is one of only four people to receive the designation of life member with the Chase City Chamber, said chamber executive director Baxter Rutledge.

Michael Wilson was named the winner of the Chamber’s Yard of the Year honor.

In other business, the slate of Chamber officers and directors was elected for 2018. They are: President Lisa Gillispie, Vice President Roger Bailey, Treasurer Connie Bigger, and board members M.J. Colgate, Priscilla Lawson, Marilyn McCluster, Joan Wilson, Vanessa Duffer and Bob Seat.

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