By Derrick Lee Anderson
The Ball Farm Event Center has hosted many events over the years. From the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet to the pig roast & auction, the Ball Farm Event Center has been the site of many wonderful events here in Campbell County.
Last night, the Ball Farm Event Center was the site of the annual Campbell County Chamber of Commerce banquet. It was there that the spotlight shined on that venue. The Ball Farm Event Center was awarded the “Business of the Year” by the Chamber of Commerce during the annual banquet. For the staff of the Ball Farm Event Center, it was a special moment. WLAF’s Jim Freeman presented the award to the owners, Billy and Jamie Ball, of the Ball Farm Event Center during last night’s event.
Billy Ball (R) looks on as his wife Jamie addresses the full-house audience at the 33rd Chamber of Commerce meeting.
Attendees at the banquet included members of the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce as well as some of the WLAF staff including me and my girlfriend Candace.
Bob Kesling, Voice of the Vols, was Thursday night’s keynote speaker. He graciously honored his date to speak after a very sad day around the Vol Network and Big Orange Country following Wednesday night’s death of John Ward, long time revered “Voice of the Vols.”
The event was capped off with a keynote speech by Voice of the Vols Bob Kesling. Before becoming the Voice of the Vols in 1999, he was the longtime sports director at WBIR-TV 10 in Knoxville. But before coming to television, Bob was the sports director at WIVK radio starting in 1976. During the keynote address, Bob shared memories of former Voice of the Vols
John Ward and former Lady Vols Head Basketball Coach Pat Summitt. CLICK HERE for more photos.
Christie Elkins, Director of the Chamber of Commerce, served as the evening’s master of ceremonies.
In closing, the entire WLAF staff congratulates the Ball Farm Event Center for being the “2018 Business of the Year” by the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce. We thank them for everything they do for this community. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/22/2018-6AM-PHOTOS BY DERRICK LEE ANDERSON)