PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - The Paducah Hospitality Association began 2013 with its annual awards dinner and installation of officers.
Steven Vest, Publisher of Kentucky Monthly, was the featured speaker at the banquet held at Walker Hall in Paducah.
Tonya Grady of Paducah and Marcus Phelps of Benton, outstanding students in the WKCTC Culinary Arts Program, received PHA Charles Armstrong Scholarships.
Linda Crowe-Curtis, Whaler’s Catch Catering, was awarded the Bobbi Holman Award for her years of service to the community. The Bobbi Holman Award, named for the late Paducah restaurateur, is the highest honor a PHA member can receive. Ruby Armstrong and Bennett Chambers received Spirit of Hospitality honors.
The new slate of officers is as follows: President Eddie Grant, Barkley Regional Airport; Vice President Susan Edwards, National Quilt Museum; Secretary/Treasurer Darrel Gargus, Drury Hotels.