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Chamber readies for 25th ‘Hamburger Day’

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 7:39 am

Hamburger day on the hillThe Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce invites you to mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 25th annual Legislative Appreciation Day, better known as Hamburger Day on the Hill, set for Wednesday, March 6.

The annual event is sponsored by Lincoln County, City of Fayetteville, and the Lincoln County Livestock Association, and coordinated by the Fayetteville/Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

“This is a great opportunity for our county to meet and greet our elected officials from across the state, as well as committee members, commissioners and other departments who have an impact on our community,” said Carolyn Denton, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. “If you aren’t familiar with this event, we will meet in the First Baptist Church parking lot, in front of church on North Elk Avenue and travel by chartered bus to the Capitol.

“Our group will then make a receiving line to greet our guests while they enjoy grilled hamburgers, cooked on site by the Lincoln County Livestock Association, with Angie’s Catering rounding out the rest of the meal and Frito-Lay providing chips.

“We are only one of a few counties who are allowed to serve all the folks on Capitol Hill in this way,” Denton added.

Tickets are $25 and include roundtrip transportation, meal and a guided tour of the Capitol before returning home by 4:30 p.m.

Everyone must purchase a ticket prior to the event to attend, even if you are providing your own transportation.

“We appreciate Sen. Jim Tracy’s office for help in making plans for the day,” Denton added.

Call or stop by the Chamber, 208 Elk Avenue South in Fayetteville, (931) 433-1234, for tickets, and more details.